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 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 9 out of 45
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    Great series to start off with, hooked by episode 2. Series 3 was brilliant, but series 4 let it down and took 3 off my score. Series 1 had great characters, great story, and intriguing. Series 2 was, again, great. Sad death of Owen and Tosh, quite emotional to be fair. Series 4 was too long to say it was one story arch, it was also irrelevant to Torchwood, without aliens, it's not Torchwood Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    Noioso, privo di una trama concreta, e in alcuni punti decisamente onirico. Peccato sarebbe potuto essere qualcosa di bello come lo spunto da dove è partito cioè il Doctor Who.
    Un po meglio dalla 3 stagione
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  3. Aug 13, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. As a fan of Doctor Who, I went into this really wanting to like Torchwood and with an open mind that it would be very different despite being a spin-off. The most obvious change is that it Full Review »