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80

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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 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
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 gets off to a lighter, more rousing start in its second season premiere.
  3. 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.
  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. 80
    In a dreary winter TV landscape in which smart, witty escapism is in short supply, Torchwood stands out.
  6. 80
    Torchwood enlivens Saturdays, which has become a desert for viewers.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  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. Collapse

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