Torchwood (UK) : Season 2

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80

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

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  • Summary: Captain Jack and his crew return for their second season, with James Marsters and Alan Dale among the guest stars.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. Torchwood-- the "Doctor Who" spinoff that was a breakout sci-fi hit last year--is back Saturday with new episodes that are as smart, sassy and sexy as ever.
  3. 80
    Torchwood enlivens Saturdays, which has become a desert for viewers.
  4. With the start of season two, it looks like the expectations might finally meet the reality--or however real a show with aliens and time travel can get.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    As bizarre as things can get, Torchwood still feels more like sci than fi, and more ego/id than alien vs. human. The Gwen character in particular radiates intelligence, and empathy, and curiosity, about what's out there and what lies inside Jack. We can't help but share her, um, enthusiasm.
  6. 80
    In a dreary winter TV landscape in which smart, witty escapism is in short supply, Torchwood stands out.
  7. 75
    The playful and creative scripts are pretty fun. The good-looking cast is solid, led by Barrowman, a graduate of Joliet West High. The special effects are iffy. It's no "Buffy," but like "Buffy" it's getting better with age. It's not hard to imagine it could be must-watch TV by season four.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. ChrisB
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    I love this. Doctor who has gone downhill now but I still have Torchwood to give me the thrill of science fiction/ action at it's best.
  2. TimH.
    Apr 12, 2008
    10
    I firmly believe that the American 'critic' reviewers need to quit the parochial attitude and accept that science fiction is not I firmly believe that the American 'critic' reviewers need to quit the parochial attitude and accept that science fiction is not purely an American convention. Torchwood is absolutely brilliant!!! Expand
  3. FloR.
    Jan 26, 2008
    10
    Exceptional season opener. Love the series and the intro of Capt. John set the screen on fire. Love how he and Jack play off each other. Hope Exceptional season opener. Love the series and the intro of Capt. John set the screen on fire. Love how he and Jack play off each other. Hope there's more of him because he is a right bastard, yet oddly lovable. Expand
  4. R
    May 21, 2009
    10
    Love it . It's raw, dark, sexy and original, as are the characters.
  5. 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 moreMuch 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
  6. 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,
    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.
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  7. EmmerC.
    Jan 29, 2008
    0
    Just awful, saw one episode on TV because nothing else was on. And despite the fact that it was at the least worth it watching something Just awful, saw one episode on TV because nothing else was on. And despite the fact that it was at the least worth it watching something rather than nothing. But this television show, Torchwood is pretty boring. The idea is pathetic, lame, and sentimental. The dullest thing around. Expand

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