TV Worth Watching: Torchwood

TV Worth Watching is a new series highlighting my favorite television viewing. I am a big fan of UK television, so you are sure to see many UK shows and movies featured here. — Douglas

TV Worth Watching: Torchwood

As a big fan of Doctor Who, I was quite eager to watch this spin off when it first aired in 2006. We had seen the main character, Captain Jack Harkness in several Doctor Who episodes and that provided a bit of continuity to attract us even further. Torchwood (and anagram of Doctor Who, used as a code name during production) is a more adult show than Doctor Who with a bit of sex and violence and deeper, more pyschological story lines. We quite enjoyed the first 2 seasons of the show, but I found the story arcs of Season 3 and Season 4 (produced in the US in partnership with the Starz network) to be a bit dark for my usual viewing sensibilities. That said, as I am rewatching Season 1 and 2, I am remembering why I liked it so much when we first saw it. Each episode is well written, engaging with a bit of science fiction thrown in for leavening.  


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