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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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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.