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Published on July 9th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Torchwood Won’t Disappoint

Torchwood, that funny little spin off show that came from an utterance in Doctor Who in 2005 and then grew in the most phenomenal way to be one of the most popular shows made by the BBC, is not the same as it was.

What started out as a thirteen episode a year, monster-of-the-week show has now regenerated into a different animal altogether. This is good, because most television shows rarely survive long years if they don’t change a bit now and then.

Viewers who tune in this month to watch Miracle Day, the latest Torchwood adventure split up into ten epic parts, may be forgiven (if they haven’t tuned in since series one that is) for thinking they were watching a completely different show.

But stick with it, faithful viewers, because Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, has promised that this is still the same Torchwood that we all love and know. It’s just got a bit more glittery.

Speaking to The Boston Herald, the actor said:

“We’re still the same edgy Torchwood [and we] still have the edgy characters and storylines that people seem to like.”

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that this new series of Torchwood will be a slightly different beast considering how it has been made but with the same regulars from before and Russell T Davies firmly in the captains chair, it’s going to be one heck of a show.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, one heck of a show…


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2 Responses to Torchwood Won’t Disappoint

  1. avatar ChrisL says:

    Ok, first impressions are not good I’m sorry to say.

    The first three series of Torchwood showed a genuine progression and an improvement in almost every aspect. The change to a five day epic in “Children of Earth” was a masterstroke but sadly the transition to an American sci-fi show was hugely disappointing.

    It may improve I suppose as either, a) I get used to this new era of Torchwood, or b) the show itself picks up dramatically.
    If it carries on in he same vein then I will be absolutely gutted ( to use football parlance).

  2. avatar ChrisL says:

    Ok, this is a rare event.

    This doesn’t happen often… in fact I can’t even remember the last time I did this, but…

    I apologise, most humbly and profusely.
    I was wrong – very, very wrong!

    Torchwood: Miracle Day is magnificent.
    Absolutely magnificent.

    Thanks to the wonderful innovation we all know as the internet I have been able to watch the first two episodes of this series ( the first episode five times in fact as I compared the British & American versions) ahead of their scheduled release here in Britain.
    My initial misgivings have completely vanished, I am totally hooked now and cannot wait for the next episode.

    It is wonderful! Exciting, enthralling and completely engrossing. I wish to apologise to anybody and everybody who may have been offended by my earlier rants about Torchwood: Miracle Day. It promises to be the most epic Torchwood series to date and, I repeat, I was completely wrong about it.
    I can’t believe how wrong I was!

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