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on 15 February 2014
This series is ideal for someone who likes sci-fi like Doctor Who but who wants something a bit more mature, a bit grittier and a bit more realistic.

Seasons 1 & 2 are of the 'One Case Per Episode' format with the occasional two parter. The five main cast members: Jack, Gwen, Tosh, Owen and Ianto battle everything from alien invasions to a spate of mysterious killings which turns out to be the work of cannibals and not aliens at all.

Seasons 3 & 4 are both one big plot line divided up into hour long episodes.

My only criticism of this show is that they seem to kill of central characters at an alarming rate. If it's down to actors deciding to leave the show then obviously they can't do much about that but if it's down to the script then I think it's a bit severe.
Season 1 has no deaths whatsoever whereas season 2 sees half of the cast eliminated in one foul swoop.
Season 3 sees one of they few remaining team members die for no real reason - the death doesn't really contribute to the plot.
Season 4 sees Torchwood team up with another agency most likely because they seem to have run out of manpower. Again though, several of the most likeable and undeserving characters are killed.

In short, Torchwood is Doctor Who with guns, blood, alien autopsies, sex, swearing and scary realism.

Definitely recommended.
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on 23 June 2017
A collection I have been meaning to get for some time. I loved all the series when they orginally aired on BBC. This spin off to Doctor Who is a delight that thrills teens and adults alike with its mature but clever plot and great action scenes.
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on 7 June 2014
Love it, love it, love it! John Barrowman is charismatic as Capt. Jack Harkness. Love the rest of the cast too, so gritty, real and believable. Wish it wasn't only 4 Seasons. Bring Capt. Jack back!!
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on 12 April 2017
fab thanks
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on 14 June 2017
Love it.
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on 1 July 2017
Missed them first time round, it's not dated and aridegenal
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on 9 April 2017
We as a family enjoyed watching the series on tv so as they don't make them anymore we will have to contend with watching dvds to get our fix.
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on 16 March 2017
Really great boxset and quick delivery from Amazon. Very happy.
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on 8 April 2013
This is a great buy, all Torchwood in a box! Plus extras, bonus features, commentaries, everything a fan needs. Price was good, and it was delivered very quick.
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on 16 April 2017
Just amazing!
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