Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. There are a fair number of leaps of logic in the light-hearted Torchwood and mysteries abound. The special effects are generally decent and the writing and characterizations leaps and bounds better than in "Flash Gordon," "Eureka" or "The Dresden Files," to name just a few pathetic contemporary sci-fi shows.
  2. Reviewed by: Ari Karpel
    After a riveting pilot, this third episode is more of a run-of-the-mill procedural, but thanks to the charismatic Tom Cruise-y Barrowman, this Captain Jack will get you bi tonight. [21 Sep 2007, p.76]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 9 out of 46
  1. mark
    Sep 8, 2007
    A few ok episodes, but a humorless mess most of the time. Have no idea how they managed to make Jack Harkness such a dull and boring character. Can't hold a candle to Dr. Who. Full Review »
  2. SindreF.
    Sep 11, 2007
    Not as good as Doctor Who but still awsome!
  3. Oct 11, 2014
    This season was up and down, watching it for the first time I felt like owen as a dickhead, Toshiko was really one note, Ianto does jack **** and the only characters I some what cared about were jack and gwen, that was until gwen cheated on Reice with Owen. however putting that part aside I enjoyed the season for it's runtime, I just hope Owen, Ianto and Tosh get more expansion next season. some of the episodes were quite plain and dull but there were a few standouts. but quite a lot sucked. Full Review »