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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Torchwood: Series 1-4 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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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 3 August 2017
Nicely packaged. The quality of the episodes vary quite a lot, with the very good (Countrycide, Small Worlds) alternating with the mediocre. Until we get to Children of Earth, which seems to be a homage to the old Quatermass series, in particular, Quatermass 2. The format of Children of Earth, with its separate episodes, and a slowly evolving storyline, is also reminiscent of Quatermass. In my opinion, Children of Earth is a masterpiece of British Science Fiction, with an outstanding performance by Peter Capaldi.
Then it all goes wrong with Miracle Day, which is too long and. after an intriguing opening, ends up going nowhere.
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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 10 August 2017
Great tv show, haven't got round to watching it all yet but really good if you're a fan of doctor who but with a bit more violence and action.
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on 1 October 2017
Great series, great box set.
The whole family love this set.
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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 6 September 2017
It's Torchwood - what is there not to like? Fantastic TV series and spin off from Doctor Who - the Blu-ray set is well produced with a good selection of extras including Torchwood Declassified and commentaries from cast and production team.
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on 14 October 2017
Very happy
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on 12 April 2017
fab thanks
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on 14 June 2017
Love it.
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