Torchwood 5 Seasons 2008

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Season 2
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Captain Jack calls in Martha Jones (Freema Aygeman - Doctor Who) to investigate mysterious deaths. When the trail leads to a sinister medical testing centre, Martha must go undercover. But has Torchwood under-estimated how far the testing centre will go to find medical breakthroughs? How safe are any of the Torchwood team? Alan Dale (The OC, Ugly Betty, 24, Lost) also guest-stars as Professor Aaron Copley, who runs a sinister medical research centre.

Starring:
John Barrowman, Eve Myles
Runtime:
47 minutes
Original air date:
February 13, 2008

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Season 2
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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Ashley Way
Starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles
Supporting actors Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd, Freema Agyeman, Alan Dale, Jacqui Boatswain, Jan Anderson, Rhodri Miles, Michael Sewell, John Samuel Worsey, Natalie Danks-Smith, Martin Fox, Paul Kasey
Season year 2008
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great acting and fantastic story line.
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If you like science fiction and have a quirky sense of humor, don't mind a little overboard sexual innuendo, you'll love it!
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I haved enjoyed watching every episode.
Brenda S. Haxton

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107 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Rottenberg's rotten book review on September 26, 2008
Format: DVD
It's yet another season of "Torchwood", a "Doctor Who" for adults. Now in its 2nd season, we meet a team of professionals who battle aliens and try to protect us from all sorts of cosmic anomalies. Based in Cardiff - centrally located on a rift in time and space - "Torchwood" stands ready to do the job. With plenty of foul language and sexual...um...stuff, you never forget the seriousness of the situation, or the fact that the end of the world never means having to forego a good "snog".

"Torchwood" remains a pretty controversial show. Everything that made the 1st season both fun and frustrating are ramped up in S2.

But first, the ep.s themselves.
"Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" (I wonder how many British shows have come and gone wishing to use that title.) Remember how S1 built up the anticipation to that same sex kiss in "Captain Jack Harkness"? Well, subtlety goes out the window in the first few minutes of the season opener, returning Jack from his adventure in the "Doctor Who" season 2 finale. Here, Jack introduces the team to his thrill-kill former colleague and not-so-former lover, Time-Agent Captain Jon Hart. What is Hart's agenda? And how much lip-lock will the team be forced to watch before Jack takes any action?

"Sleeper", an obvious idea nevertheless not given the treatment until now. The team must confront deep-cover terrorist insurgents from another planet. They look like ordinary people - husbands, wives, lovers, parents - but when the signal starts, they become indestructible agents of mass destruction.

"To the Last Man", a pretty good episode in which the team finds a breakdown in time barriers between the present and WWI era threaten the space-time continuum.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By darwinator on March 6, 2011
Wonderfully entertaining British TV series. Torchwood's main character, Captain Jack Harkness, got his start on an episode of Dr. Who, and the new series took off from there. If you ever wished that Dr. Who was grittier and sexier, this is the place to be.

Yes, Jack is bisexual, so if that disturbs you, then Torchwood is probably not the best viewing choice. The handling of sexuality in the series is matter-of-fact, and certainly a lot less graphic than, say, True Blood. Given some of the language and the dark tone of the stories, I wouldn't recommend this show to very young viewers; they would enjoy Dr. Who more anyway. I DO recommend the show to anyone looking for adult science fiction. Why is it that British television can handle this type of show so well compared to us?
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Morrigan Alexandros VINE VOICE on July 11, 2008
Format: DVD
Season 2 of Torchwood was a definite step-up from the first season. The show is better written and organized. The first season was a bit too messy in terms of ending and putting together the episodes. The episodes and stories of this season 2 make more sense and a clear and consistent mythology has emerged. Many questions have been answered and even more have come about. The show also makes more tie-ins with Doctor Who.

The first season was all over the place, stretching and sending each character into a million and one places. They were testing the waters and finding out who each character was and how far he or she would go. Now, the show has found its soul (corny I know...). Each episode of this season was darker and edgier as each explored an aspect of each of the characters and the interactions between them. Each character is more consitently written and the show itself shows more consistency.

We learn more about the creation of Torchwood and how Jack came to be where he is now. We also get Freema Agyeman reprising her role of Martha Jones for a 3-episode arch. She is such a good character!

The show is definitely better, definitely worth watching.
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32 of 43 people found the following review helpful By JiJi on March 20, 2008
Format: DVD
Honestly, the only reason I started watching the show was because I thought John Barrowman was hot lol. Even though I heard negative reviews about it, I decided to watch it and judge for myself. I was pleasantly surprised with the show. Granted season 1 wasn't perfect but it had a lot of great moments. It had a lot of hits and misses but it was highly entertaining for the most part.

Now season 2 is absolutely fantastic! Much better than season 1. The show's dynamic has changed noticeably and the characters have become much more likable and fun. The story lines are more mature and interesting. Everything has been taken to a new level and the result has been great!
I can't wait to get my hands on the Season 2 DVD. The first season DVD was loaded with special features and I'm hoping this one would be the same. Every episode had commentaries, it's own behind the scenes look and miniature interviews with the cast and crew. It also included many deleted scenes and bloopers. But honestly, I would buy the DVD even if it didn't come with any extra material because the episodes this season have been really good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K.J. Scott on June 4, 2012
Love this series. Unlike later seasons, in which the story is resolved within the mini-series/season, the early seasons' episodes are each individual stories resolved within the episode, although there are relational details that flow between episodes. Love them either way. These are campy fun sci fi with great characters (Captain Jack & Gwen are always fabulous).
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