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Torchwood is the action-packed, adrenaline-fueled sci-fi series from the BBC, following the adventures of a team of investigators, working for the secret organization Torchwood, who use scavenged alien technology in a struggle to contain the mysterious and deadly challenges thrown at them through a space/time continuum Rift. The team, led by the enigmatic, ever-watchful Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman, reprising his Doctor Who role in this spin-off from the legendary series), is separate from the government, outside the police and beyond the United Nations.

Torchwood: The Official Magazine Yearbook (Titan Books) is a full-color official tie-in to the much-loved and top-rated show. Compiling the cream of the content from the Torchwood Official Magazine, with behind-the-scenes secrets from the Hub, cast and crew interviews and a series two episode guide, this hardback volume also contains five exclusive new Torchwood short stories to immerse readers in the world of the show, penned by the likes of Torchwood scriptwriter Joseph Lidster, Steven Savile (author of Titan's Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar) and Doctor Who novelists Andy Lane.

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Default avatar cat
Aug 11, 2008 2:34PM EDT

I love Torchwood so much, I love all the characters, my favorite is Ianto, his is funny and strict at the same time. I was upset when Tosh and Owen died, never being together, it was upsetting as I cried. I was mad at Freema Agyemen when I heard that she had turned down Torchwood season 3 for "Law and Order", really stupid. I now hate her. But still, I cannot wait for the new season to begin and I would love to win one of the books.

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Aug 11, 2008 4:16PM EDT

I love Torchwood. It is an excellent blend of CSI-esque setting with a Doctor Who drama-twist.Unlike most Sci-Fi shows, Torchwood (and Doctor Who to a lesser extent, as well) focus less on the epic struggle between humans and aliens, but on the humanity of the humans and their relationships as they experience impossible things each day.
The Torchwood characters are what makes the show come alive, for me. The tragedy between Owen and Toshiko, and the kinky chemistry between Jack and Ianto are truly heartbreaking, and heartwarming, respectively - certainly aided by incredibly strong music scores and innovative stage direction and scripting.
I think my favourite episode can only be A Day In The Death. Burn Gorman performs with force and charisma - and we see depths to Owen we never knew could possibly exist. It was only at this episode where I truly understood Owen's suffering and turmoil, and the scene where he jumps into the river was not only infinitely cool, but also pulled the strings to get me thinking about him, and more, about him and Tosh together.
My all-time favourite character is, as the law (should) dictates, Ianto. Bless him. His progression from series one to two is not only appropriate and understandable, but I think it was welcomed by the entirety of the Torchwood fanbase, where he remains not just very, very huggable, but hilarious and preposterously awesome. Maybe Gareth have a long career ahead of him, and may Torchwood have many more series to come.

Torchwood rocks!

Default avatar cat
Aug 11, 2008 9:47PM EDT

Torchwood is a fantastic show because it tackles all sorts of issues without really worrying about who will think what of them. They use several metaphors to showcase the ups and downs of humanity, from their best to their worst.
The season two episode "Meat" is a prime example of how cruel humans can be towards what and whom they consider inferior to themselves. But "A Day in The Death" was an intense episode striving to show why life is such a beautiful gift to be treasured and how there are many reasons to live.
Even though, on the surface, Torchwood is a sci-fi series about the struggle between humans and aliens, its really an exploration of humanity and human relationships. It breaks the rules and incorporates all kinds of relationships and lifestyles in a positive light.
I love Torchwood because of how unapologetic it is. Its characters are real and flawed and one can connect with any number of them. The story lines are clever and never predictable, comic relief is provided in appropriate places in appropriate amounts, and the characters are developed and fully fleshed out. Its certainly among my favorite television shows.

Default avatar cat
Aug 11, 2008 10:41PM EDT

Never really very aware of the Dr.Who phenomenon, I accidentally stumbled onto Torchwood and was instantly hooked. The mix of sci-fi, action and sex struck a nerve and left permanent Torchwood shaped damage. Since making this discovery I must have watched every episode of both seasons at least ten times, and it's still thrilling! The characters are well developed and well acted, it's rare to find a group so together on screen that it makes you wish so badly to be a part of that group, to be in on the discoveries, the danger, the love and sex and friendship of it all while battling aliens to boot. It's a wonderful mix of fantasy and reality and the questions being raised about season three have me chewing my nails to the quick. I've passed the Torch on to as many people as I can, and have subsequently been pulled into the Dr.Who world in search of more of that gut feeling that keeps pulling me back. I dream of being Gwen; strong willed, smart as a whip, playful and so full of raw emotion. Capt. Jack will always be a big crush, I search out anything with John Barrowman and highly recommend "The Making of Me". The sexuality among the group and other characters is gripping and refreshing, finally a more open-minded view that lets the characters love each other for who they are, not based on gender or sex appeal. When Capt. Jack meets the real Capt. Jack...that is one scene that will always stay with me. Owen, despite his cocky selfishness has such a tender side that makes you love and hate him in the same breath, but end up loving after that breath. Tosh is sweet and sensitive and much stronger than she appears, that duality is very satisfying. Ianto at first seemed almost a side character, but filled out the group so much later on, they couldn't do without him, in some ways he's Alfred in their Batcave. He has so much underlying emotion, they all do, that it's hard to even think of them as actors. They are Torchwood, they protect us, and I wont question it. Thank you to the writers, creators, actors, everyone involved. My only problem with Torchwood is that there isn't enough of it. Canadian love to you!

Default avatar cat
Aug 11, 2008 11:40PM EDT

Torchwood is awesome because its characters are relateable. I think thats important it helps you get into the show. I love that its one of few shows that dont seem to take their Ideas from any xfiles episodes, therefore making it original in almost every way. Its rare that a spin-off works and i admit i avoided watching it at first for this reason, but after the 2nd episode i got really into and by the end of the first season I fell in love with it. Im not a writer so I dont really know what to say other that I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE torchwood..........and thank you for putting james marsters in a couple episodes.

Aug 13, 2008 11:32AM EDT

Torchwood is freaking awesome. As a neo-whovian, I fell in love with Captain Jack Harkness at first sight. I mean, dancing on an invisable space ship tethered to Big Ben in the middle of the London Blitz? Now that's class, and highly original. And the the Doctor just abandoning him on Satellite Five; that was just cold. So when I heard he was getting his own series, I flipped a lid. I may have come to Torchwood for Captain Jack, but I stayed for the wonderful story lines and oh so lovable characters, most notably Ianto. Ianto may seem like a mild mannered butler, but there are so many complicated layers to this adoarble Welshman. Torchwood follows in the footsteps of Doctor Who in the sense that it gives us these wonderful characters who we fall in love with and become greatly attached to, and then rips them away leaving fans broken hearted and masochistically waiting for more. But more than that, each episode gives us a heart throbbing, adrenaline pumping storyline that never gets old. No matter how many times you watch an episode, every time you sit down to watch it, it's still like the first time, even if you can quote the entire epsiode verbatum.
But what really draws me to Torchwood is the character parallels. Gwen started out as Rose, but is now a niave Jack. Jack has become the enigmatic Doctor. Rhys is Gwen's Ianto. Toshiko and Owen are fallen companions. PC Andy is Mickey in his early days. You really can compare each character to one another, but it doesn't dominate the show. Also, the creatures that the team face are not your typical, cliched aliens. They are mirror of humanity. They highlight evil that most humans try to ignore in their nature. The show takes real life problems such as war, famine, greed, ect. and translates in a way that leaves such an impact. The Sleepers represent terrorism. "To the Last Man" shows that fighting just begets more fighting. "Meat" shows a total disreguard to the world around us. As long as there's food on the table, we don't look too closely to where it came from. But I would have to say that my all time favourite episode is "Adam." "Adam" shows how strongly subconscious desires effect our self esteem. Owen with his need to accepted by those closest to him; Toshiko and need for love and praise; Gwen and her drive to excel no matter who she leaves behind; Ianto and his need to dominate and be dominated; and Jack and his inability to face his past. These are sides of the characters we would never have seen if it wasn't for Adam and what he did to them.
All in all, Torchwood is phenominal show and I can't wait for series three. Oh and thanks RTD for creating a show that has completely derailed my obsession with the StarGate franchise, and captured it whole heartedly in an even stronger obsession. You are a god among men.

Default avatar cat
Aug 13, 2008 3:12PM EDT

Torchwood is absolutely one of my favorite shows. It isn't like every other show on TV (except perhaps Doctor Who). The characters are wonderful and dynamic. It's easy to relate to them as they go through similar struggles as everyone else. It is never a disappointment. I enjoy watching episodes over and over again and am very excited for season 2 coming out on DVD (region 1). This action packed and humorous show is one of the best shows to come out of the U.K. I would be honored to receive a yearbook if I am chosen.

Aug 13, 2008 8:31PM EDT

Recently I realized that everyone I know has seen Doctor Who, so I started watching the "new" series. I fell in love with the show and, upon finding that I'd watched all the eppisodes, went looking for more things to watch. I stumbled upon Torchwood and have fallen in love with it.
The main reason I like Torchwood is Captain Jack. He's been one of my favorite characters right from the start, and I was happy that his mysterious past was being explored and that he didn't just sit and rot on the Space Station...Not to mention a homosexual relationship on TV where the men aren't "poofs" and the relationship is just accepted by the rest of the show.
That is why I love Torchwood.

Default avatar cat
Aug 16, 2008 9:47AM EDT

I've loved Torchwood from the first episode. First, the music grabs you, with the tempo urging you onward, faster, faster, like you have to hurry - you are running out of time. Then there is the way they deal with monsters and aliens in a non-camp way, unlike most other programs. They take it seriously, and makes you wonder whats going on around you that you have no clue of...and I'm sure there is lots that I don't want to know of. I like my sleep. The relationships are amazing at showing the trust and frustrations that come with working with a small knit group under trying conditions for long periods of time. A very true family dynamic.
I will miss not having as much Torchwood for season three...but here's to a long season four, and five, and...

Default avatar cat
Aug 16, 2008 12:00PM EDT

The first time I saw Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who I knew he would be a huge character on the show. I really wanted to learn more about him and when I heard they were making a spin off with Jack I was ecstatic. I think John Barrowman was the best pick for the role as with the rest of the fantastic cast. I love Torchwood and can’t wait for it to pick back up in 2009.

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Aug 17, 2008 12:47AM EDT

I love Torchwood because it is one of those shows I can watch over and over again. I recently got my father to give it a try, and I was riveted by the episodes all over again. The show can bring so many different emotions out in people: wonder as Gwen joins the team and embarks on crazy alien hunting adventures with the team; humour as Gwen's old partner is pushed aside and as the witty comments are made by all; acceptance as different forms of love (straight, bisexual, gay, pansexual) are portrayed as completely normal and not to be remarked upon; and sadness as the team loses two of it's wonderful partners.

Default avatar cat
Aug 17, 2008 1:41PM EDT

I love Torchwood enough to make my user name after it. But that isn't WHY I love it, that is an example of my love for it.
The reason I love Torchwood is because it mainly symbolises my growing up. After watching Doctor Who all my life, thanks to my parents, Torchwood came along, not long after I entered my teens. To me, it envisages everything I loves as a child, watching Doctor Who, along with the new tastes in my life, now that I am older.
To watch the show recently merge with Doctor Who (Freema Agyeman temporarily joining the team and Gareth David-LLoyd and Eve Myles helping to save the world in the recent Doctor Who finale) brought all my fantasies together. Bringing Torchwood into Doctor also, re-alighted my love for the Time Lord and his many companions that had dimmed over the past couple of years.
For me, it is a show that cheers me up when I am down, always interests me when I am bored and lets me get away from every day life. I can watch it over and over again. The musical score is always perfect and the writing and producing is, as ever, spot on.
I hope the show continues to thrill me and it's ever growing audience for a long time in the future.

Default avatar cat
Aug 18, 2008 8:59PM EDT

I love Torchwood because I'm a total Sci-Fi junkie. It's exciting, funny, sexy, and the story lines are amazing! It takes me out of the real world for a while. It also makes me realize that there are some things that could make the world a lot worse than it already is.

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Aug 20, 2008 5:00AM EDT

Torchwood is the best show in the universe! I love the way that the Torchwood crew are so much like you and me, even though they handle alien life-forms every day. I also love the way that it feels so close to home. In Doctor Who, the Doctor usually travels away to other planets, whereas Torchwood remain on Earth, fighting the weevils and other aliens that pay a visit to Earth.My favourite character is Captain Jack, because I love his air of mystery and the way that we discover more and more about him as the series goes on. The moment when he was with the original Captain Jack was heartwarming and will stick with me forever. I first fell in love with Captain Jack in "The Empty Child" episode on Doctor Who. He won me over with his cheeky smile and his charm. When I heard that Torchwood would be getting its own show, I was ecstatic! I liked it in the episode "Adam", because we got to learn more about Jack's history, and we also saw how different the characters could be.I think Ianto is a really good character, because in some way he holds the group together with his fantastic coffee making skills! I love the way that at first he's a bit of a side-character, but he gradually came into the bigger picture, working alongside Jack to tackle the problems. My favourite Ianto episode has got to be "Meat", because we really see his other side as he kicks butt with his stun gun. We see that he's more than just a tea-boy.Gwen is a very important and determined character, and without her, there would probably be no Torchwood. She is the heart in the team, and she's always ready to help. Even though she had that fling with Owen, you can tell that she still loves her husband.Toshiko comes across really quiet and shy, but we later see another side to her. She is crazy about Owen, and it almost tore me apart that she never got to be with him. I like the fact that we learn some of her history and we can understand what she's been through.Owen is a very complicated person. He hides away his feelings and keeps himself to himself. But after he died, we could see his feelings being shown, and my favourite moment has to be when he jumped into the water and didn't need to breathe in "A Day in the Death". In just this scene we can see Owen's struggle and how he really feels. I think that Owen just really needed to be loved. In the episode "Adam", Owen is a geek who is crazy about Toshiko, and maybe this could be what he's really like inside.Torchwood is completely different to Doctor Who, even though it has the same components; the aliens. I love the way that it is more adult, and they can use more complex story lines, which they wouldn't be able to use in Doctor Who. They can also include the relationship factor, which really spices up the show. Another great thing is that they can make the show even more creepy and include more graphic content. This makes it a lot more fascinating than Doctor Who.I also love the fact that there is a lot about homosexual relationships in Torchwood, and nobody even bats an eyelid. I think it's great the way everyone just accepts it and gets on with things. It helps to show people that there's nothing wrong with gays.My favourite aliens are the weevils, because they're just so unique, and the fact that not much is known about them makes them even more mysterious, and you want to know what they're all about.I am really looking forward to series 3 of Torchwood, and I can't wait to see what the crew are going to get up to next, without Toshiko and Owen. I can't wait to see who is gonna be replacing them, assuming Martha is no longer going to be in it.

Default avatar cat
Aug 21, 2008 11:35PM EDT

Simply put, Torchwood is a show, like Dr. Who, that my whole faimly can watch. I mean any show taht can entertain two adults, a 7 year old and a 4 year old has to be doing something right.
The show has a little bit of everything, drama, comedy, romance, action, sci fi, horror. And unlike the Dr., Jack does not have the infinate knowledge of a time lord. He is some cases is learning just as the rest of his crew is.
I would recommend anyone trying to find a show that you can watch as a family to watch Torchwood.
Torchwood is one reason I picked up the BBC America chanel.

Default avatar cat
Aug 22, 2008 11:17AM EDT

I simply love Torchwood so much. I have had a difficult past few years, and when I watched Torchwood I could escape from all the pain, and become so connected with the programme it almost felt as if I was part of the team. The show is superbly created with beautifully moving, scary and funny storylines. Series 2 episode 10, Adrift, was a stunningly well made episode, Eve Myles portrayed Gwen so well, and it was so moving. As was the final episode of series 2. I cried when Owen and Tosh died. The best bit of Torchwood, I think, is the on-going relationship between Jack and Gwen, the sexual tension between them shows in every episode. I think that the writers, actors and production team are amazingly talented people.If I won one of these books, it really would make my day. Torchwood gave me relief at a time in my life when I thought it would never come.

Default avatar cat
Aug 22, 2008 11:54PM EDT

Greatest spin off serial ever done in my opinion, Jack is a trip and the whole crew over time has become his family.

Aug 23, 2008 2:31PM EDT

I love Torchwood and am obsessed with John Barrowman and Gareth David-Llyod. They're so cute as a non-couple couple!

Aug 24, 2008 3:07PM EDT

Torchwood is great! I started out as a child watching Doctor Who and grew up with it and watch it even now! I was so excited to see Jack come back with his own show though have to admit I was a little skeptical at first because spin-offs of shows do not tend to be very good but after the first episode I was hooked! It's very dynamic and always keeps me wanting more! The cast is great and the acting is superb!
I think the show itself is a great idea because when watching Doctor Who i always wanted to learn more about the Torchwood organization. It always seemed a bad thing but now i can understand why they did the things they did!
I love Jack and Gwen... and their struggle at their feelings towards each other but Gwen is so very loyal and its one of her strongest attributes as a character and what makes her great! Jack and Ianto is absolutely adorable too.. they have the cutest relationship. I will definitely miss Owen and Toshiko... i knew they had feelings for each other all along! I also have an insatiable crush on Captain John!He's perfect and i hope to see more of him later on in the seasons.
On another note I even got my mom hooked on it and she doesn't tend to like that genre of show so that just goes to show it is viewable by a wide range of audiences. I personally think that Torchwood will keep going for years and years like Doctor Who has and become a legend in sci-fi television! It has great potential and is definitely one of my very favorites

Default avatar cat
Aug 24, 2008 8:01PM EDT

I started watching because of James Marsters, but soon came to realize that Torchwood was an amazing show of its own. Torchwood is amazingly well produced; the emotion in each episode is practically tangible. I almost never cry for movies or books, but in "Cyberwoman" and "Exit Wounds" I couldn't keep from bawling. Is it any wonder that Torchwood has become so many people's favorite?

Default avatar cat
Aug 24, 2008 8:05PM EDT

Torchwood is an amazing Spin-off of Doctor Who. I started watching Doctor Who when the series re-started in 2005 and it was love at first sight! I then began to watch all of the previous series and found the whole show to just be excellent. When I heard about a spin-off, I thought it may be silly, but Torchwood is one of the best shows I have watched on TV, it is so much more adult than Doctor Who.
I love Torchwood because it is more violent and technical, it is definitely for a more mature audience than that Doctor Who is aimed at. The shows storyline is flawless, it is so more complicated and has many more twists and turns that Doctor Who, it is simply Brilliant.
The characters are great too, each has their own specialty and commits as a member of the team, each has a role to play in each and every episode. When a finale comes around I cannot wait to see what adventures the team has next! Though I will miss two of my favorite characters, Owen and Toshiko, they were great and I cried when I saw them go, so very sad.
I like to watch the show with my friends so we can all have a discussion afterwards, we all love this shows, its infinite complexities and stories, this is simply one of the best shows on television to date I LOVE TORCHWOOD!

Default avatar cat
Aug 24, 2008 8:39PM EDT

It's fairly simple:
I've had a bad day. Work was terrible; my customers were mean and I didn't get good tips. My car is on empty and I can't afford gas. I got into a fight with my boyfriend and now we're not talking.
At this point I'm tired, frustrated and usually have a pretty bad headache.
Enter Torchwood.
Their lives are so interesting and the writing delves deeply enough into their personal psychologies that it is easy to lose yourself in their world; in their problems. Their trials feel real since despite being supernatural they always take an emotional toll on the characters that seems accurate. The acting and directing of Torchwood is just phenomenal, it completely blows me away again and again.
Torchwood is a pleasure to watch. It's a beautiful story told by amazing actors that, at the end of the day, always makes me smile- no matter how bad my own day has been!

Default avatar cat
Aug 24, 2008 9:58PM EDT

There's one word I can sum up to describe why I like Torchwood: different. And that's exactly what makes it so appealling to me. I've been a fan of the horror/science fiction genre for some time, but you usually come across the same old cliche plot and heroes and villains. You know that in the end, the guy gets the girl and the monster is destroyed and all is happy and good and puppies are dancing beneath rainbows.I wanted to see a little something different, something that twists the science fiction drama then punches it in the gut with realism. Torchwood delivered this. We get to see all the things that make us "ooo" and "ahhh," and we've got an awesome superhero, his equally interesting "sidekicks" and all the monsters we want. However, Torchwood places within this genre more depth, especially character driven, which is what is one of its attractive qualities.The best example would be the use of sexuality. You don't see that in mainstream shows, you just don't. All we've been trained to accept from these shows and series is that the men are super macho and heterosexual and they always get the pretty girl or damsel in distress at the end. Jack is this character but he breaks the stereotype, and not just with his pansexuality. He's extremely flawed; you could call him an anti-hero, even, but yet he's still very much a hero.As an immortal, he still retains a sense of humanity, feeling both effected by death and tragedies, love and happiness, while retaining a type of cynical outlook with all the past has thrown at his face, making him a character with a pretty good range of personality.The other characters are also both strong but frail, like all humans are. Owen was the wisecracking medic of the group who often got lost in his temperamental side. We're first made to believe he's a shallow guy but ultimately it's revealed he was a tragic character all along. Toshiko is just wonderful; a down to Earth spunky crew member; she's like the girl next door, only she hunts aliens and can probably assemble and disassemble a computer within a two minute time frame.I want to say Toshiko has the most humane streak of the lot, but I think that part goes to Gwen. Gwen may be a superhero at heart with her desire to do good, but she still suffers from critical swings of temptation that can corrupt just about everyone. Her relationship with Rhys is complicated and sad, and you just hold your breath whenever you feel it may come to a sudden end.Ianto appears as a simple, well meaning, average man, but there's so much darkness to him, so much of an edge that you wouldn't suspect it from such a guy at first glance. This is alluring and also, in my humble opinion, fun when used around Jack, haha.Don't forget the weird variety of aliens, the interesting little tools and knickknacks... But most of all, in the middle of a giant fight of tentacled alien beings and a group of above-average humans led by a supernatural cosmos Casanova, it's really full of so much humanity.The hero doesn't always get the girl... or man, or alien of a genderless species. There's not always a happy ending. No one is perfect and no one is safe. And that's why I find it such a fascinating series.

Default avatar cat
Aug 25, 2008 2:30AM EDT

I really love Torchwood because of the whole layout, all the characters have different characteristics and all the weapons, they lool like terminator style weapons [high tech] and also the music makes it show that this is the 21ST CENTURY! I would really love this book because Torchwood is the best, Oh! and also the name 'Torchwood' sounds new as well, thank you

Aug 26, 2008 4:44AM EDT

Oh please make some world wide giveaways, Please!

Default avatar cat
Aug 29, 2008 8:04AM EDT

I love Torchwood because of the characters. Jack and all them really are smart and funny and hot; I love that it is a little more adult than Dr. Who; although I love the doctor, a little bit of sexy tension makes this a great show!

Default avatar cat
Aug 30, 2008 2:26PM EDT

I just recently started watching Torchwood. I've been a Doctor Who fan for many years and was hesitant about watching a spin-off. Turns out I LOVE the show! I like that it has set itself apart from its parent program. From the start it lets viewers know that this will be a thrill ride all its own, with its own flavor and feel. The characters truly make the show. This show is less about the "cool" alien-of-the-week and more about how these people deal with the supernatural. Thats another charming bit about this program: the characters are just human being. They aren't these super beings with powers beyond human capability. These are just regular, albeit specially trained and conditioned, human beings facing the extraordinary. Then theres Captain Jack who was made "immortal" by Rose, but even he has his human moments break through that calm, cool facade.I'd say this show is much more than just a spin-off; it truly has come into its own from episode 1.

Default avatar cat
Aug 30, 2008 11:51PM EDT

Torchwood is just such an all-around classically good program. I'd been watching Doctor Who for a while, and was somewhat apprehensive about a spin-off, especially since I've frequently seen other tv spin-offs disappoint. But Torchwood is great! I love that it is its own show and doesn't try to be Doctor Who, while still maintaining a lot of the wit and charm that I'd found so appealing about Doctor Who. The show has great suspense and action, but also has really amazing central characters. All of the characters are unique and well-developed. The relationships between all of the characters is probably one of my favorite things about Torchwood. I am a particular fan of Tosh and Owen, though Captain Jack is always fabulous. Torchwood is completely addictive. I can't wait to see what happens next season!

Default avatar cat
Aug 30, 2008 11:56PM EDT

I LOVE Torchwood!! Captain Jack is one of my all time favorites from Doctor Who, so when he got his own spin off I was ecstatic!! ^//^
The stories are dark, but there's humor in it. Ianto and Jack are awesome, all the characters are great! Torchwood is definitely one of my favorite shows!!!

Default avatar cat
Aug 31, 2008 12:40AM EDT

As with some who have posted, I've only recently started and caught up with torchwood. For me, one of the things that I love the most, is the fact that the characters are real. Not in the sense of fiction versus nonfiction, but in their behavior and ideas, mistakes and triumphs. The characters themselves are only the invention of a writer's mind, but their behavior isn't written to fit any pre-set mold. Jack doesn't have to always be dashing (though he is often enough). Gwen can't always do what's right and good. These characters can visually do what few others can do on television: Choose a decision. Make a mistake. Learn, and develop from it.
Of course, there is also the fact that Torchwood is good, clean science fiction fun. Doctor Who tends to poke fun at sci-fi concepts when it can, but torchwood, for the most part, sticks within the "serious" sci-fi mindset. The characters are the ones who make it a relaxed and engaging show.

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