The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008
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Led by Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat-- a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus. Everyone who works for Torchwood is under 35. Some day that's because it's a new science-- others say it's because they die young.
Publisher: [S.l.] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video Limited : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Branch Call Number: DVD TOR Season 1
Characteristics: 6 (or 7) videodiscs (ca. 637 min.) : Dolby digital sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Jul 05, 2016

Yes the story line is so-so. The acting is forced. The characters are mostly not really likeable. There's certainly more direct sexual references (and overtly homosexual ones) than an American TV show, and the gore can be heavy. All that is in some ways quite refreshing because it _is_ so different from American shows with their identifiable good and bad characters, heavy on the morals and family and for the most part just repeating it all in different forms. So 1 or 2 stars for theatrics but 5 stars for being so different. I haven't watched Doctor Who since 1974 but the crude performance style certainly reminds me of the acting in those early episodes.

Dec 30, 2015

Rubbish. Don't watch it with anyone you don't want to watch graphic sexual scenes with! We sat around this show as a family and found it emBAREASSing.

Jun 06, 2015

The show sucks. Not only is the acting and plot bad, it was way too dramatic and forced. I'm not even sure if you can call it a Doctor Who spin-off. Another downside is the fact that the writers tried to make it an adult drama to bring in older viewers. Doctor Who is an all ages show and already has older viewers, as well as very young viewers. What if a young kid who loves Doctor Who decides to pick up this show and makes it to episode 2. Also, when I got the cd, it was so scratched I could barely watch it anyways

Stupid crap!

Mar 02, 2013

awful. like the later seasons but this one had terrible cardboard acting, stupid premises for plots. what's with the flying pteradactyl in their headquarters - no one ever mentions but it was helpful in pecking one baddie to death. weird combo of adult themes but aimed at 5 yr old sophistication.

Oct 09, 2012

Disappointing - not just the fact that the first two CDs (only two watched) had scratches and were partially unwatchable, but a great disappointment to any Dr Who fans who had any expectations at all.

Jan 29, 2012

this appeared to be of good quality and content. a little different than our similar type series.

Jul 29, 2011

For my tastes, and as a huge Doctor Who fan, this entire series is absolutely revolting! It's well acted and produced, but the stories and characters are simply NOT in the same spirit and polish as Doctor Who. Captain Jack is good in Who, and here he's morbid and distant. This is not a family show with extra gore and sexual perversions. Would have been better off as an American R-rated movie! Mixing it in to Doctor Who is dissapointing. A pox on it.

Jul 18, 2011

Great show. Definitely first heard about Harkness and Torchwood from watching Doctor Who, but after going back and watching the Torchwood/Doctor Who cross over episodes, I've realized I enjoy Torchwood much better. More action, more humour, more sex ;) More fun!

Jul 04, 2011

This is fun sci-fi. It isn't great, but it is engaging. The overall mystery of the main character is fun. The stories and dramas are a bit thin. It is sexy and intense, gory at times, and something is always stretching your imagination.

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Oct 09, 2012

Other: CDs damaged.

Aug 17, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Aug 17, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Aug 17, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Mar 06, 2012

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