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A Triumph of Style over Content,
This review is from: Torchwood - Series 1 Part1, Episodes 1-5 (2 Disc Set)  [DVD] (DVD)
But sadly not enough serious content to live up to the promise of the opening credits. I have to agree with Kevin O'Riordan - my exact comments were "Something like Dr. Who written by sex obsessed 5th form boys". The potential is there - so much potential is there - but it is so unrealised! Instead we are treated to so much in-fighting, swearing and gratuitous sex scenes, that we soon get fed up waiting for the story to evolve. The characters, with the exception of Captain Jack and Ianto, are all such screaming selfish wimps - for such a tough frontline covert organisation - it's a wonder they survive. Oh, and yes, we know John Barrowman is gay, but we don't need it thrown at us in spades every single episode.
There have been moments, but sadly the most fitting word I can find to describe Torchwood is 'superficial'. I trust it will improve dramatically (in all senses of the word) in the next series.