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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 6 out of 49

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  1. Aug 3, 2011
    8
    Much of the (often severe) problems with the first season are fixed with this excellent follow up. Really coming into its own with a more consistent, if somewhat pulpy, tone; there is still the occasional hammy line or ridiculous storyline but Torchwood Series 2 is far tighter than its less than stellar debut series and certain episodes (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Meat, Adam, Adrift and Fragments) are truly excellent. Even the weakest episodes here are worth watching (unlike some of the frankly hideous episodes from the first series) and believe me when I say that it only gets better in Series 3. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    5
    Italian:
    noioso, mediocre, un po meglio della stagione 1 ma pur sempre pessimo.

    english:
    boring, mediocre, a bit better than season 1, but still awful.
  3. Oct 11, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Season 2 is a very nice season, we learn more about Jack, Gwen is once again likeable, although I am so glad they dropped the subplot of gwen and jacks love by the end of the season, it was getting awkward and I honestly hated it, Gwen is with Reice and Jack is with Ianto, Leave it at that. this season feels like it's Toshikos and Owens season as they become far greater characters than I anticipated, and their final moments are without a doubt the best thing that has come out of the series since season 1 to now. Owen becomes a hero tbh, saving people and seems a lot more likeable, maybe that's something to do with him dying, and my god, Martha was brilliant in her 3 episodes in this season. although those 3 felt directed to Owens character, Tosh was also brilliant and the final 3 episodes were highlights of the season, Ianto felt more of a character and he began to grow on me a lot more by the end of it. I honestly could not wait until next season once this one ended, it's a vast improvement from the previous season, however there were a few crappy episodes. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    75
    As with P.G. Wodehouse novels and Robbie Williams songs, you have to be either British or adolescent to commit to this stuff; for the rest of us, it's a head-scratching lark.
  2. You know this Dr. Who spin-off aims to please when the return of Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) isn't even the big news.... With [Capt.] John [James Marsters] adding such a fun, unhinged element, it's a shame these two crazy kids broke up in the first place.
  3. 80
    In a dreary winter TV landscape in which smart, witty escapism is in short supply, Torchwood stands out.