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Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 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
    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. ChrisB
    Jul 9, 2009
    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
    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
    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
    Love it . It's raw, dark, sexy and original, as are the characters.
  5. Aug 3, 2011
    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
  6. Dec 19, 2012
    noioso, mediocre, un po meglio della stagione 1 ma pur sempre pessimo.

    boring, mediocre, a bit better than season 1,
    but still awful. Collapse
  7. EmmerC.
    Jan 29, 2008
    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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