"It's punchier, pacier, funnier, gayer and, thanks largely to an unbearably cool, ballsy, anything-goes performance from guest Buffy graduate James Marsters (Spike), immeasurably better." The Guardian Bigger and bolder than before, Russell T Davies' hit BBC drama series returns for thirteen new adventures. With fearsome new aliens, compelling new storylines, and amazing guest stars the second series takes the close-knit Torchwood team through dare-devil action, temptation, heartache... and a life changing event for one of the team. Making a special guest appearance as a rogue Time Agent in the first episode is James Marsters who starred as Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Alan Dale (Ugly Betty, The O.C, Lost and The West Wing), Richard Briers (Monarch of the Glen, The Good Life) and Ruth Jones (Gavin And Stacey, Little Britain) also make star appearances in the series.
Another familiar face among the special guest stars is Doctor Who's companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) who appears in three thrilling episodes half way through the series. This seven disc box set includes all thirteen episodes of Series Two.
Outside the Government, beyond the Police, fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st century is when everything changes and Torchwood is ready. Torchwood, the award winning drama created by Russell T Davies, bursts back onto our screens, bigger and bolder with more adventure and excitement for the alien fighting team. Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn Gorman), Toshiko (Naoko Mori) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) return as the investigators delving into the alien underworld of modern day Cardiff.
The new series sees the team encounter alien terrorists, a stranded creature threatened by humans, a tragic soldier from the First World War, as well as a memory thief who exposes long forgotten secrets in members of the team and a wedding with an unexpected guest.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
To the Last Man
Dead Man Walking
A Day in the Death
From Out of the Rain
Torchwood is the more grown up cousin of the new Doctor Who (spot the anagram). Sexier and darker than its parent series, Torchwood is in the same universe and follows the same events as Doctor Who, making it a perfect companion series for fans. John Barrowman is perfect as Jack Harkness, leading the rest of a superb cast.
Loved it. I had missed most of it on TV and enjoyed watching it all in order. Great array of special features. Nicely presented and the best price to be found anywhere for the region 4 version- and I searched everywhere!
If you like Dr Who you will like this series. The homosexual overtones may upset some viewers and this only come apparent in Series 2. Well made and well acted with characters that are not always likeable but this makes them more human and interesting.
With writers the caliber of P.J. Hammond, Steven Moffat and Russell T. Davies -- another reviewer has the *AUDACITY* to write this off as rubbish!? They don't know what the HECK they're talking about. Oh, I can understand if they don't like the bi-sexual leading man character and the sometimes too-clever-for-its-own-good smugness of the show. But *rubbish*? Come ooonnn... Why don't you actually WATCH it and be moved by some of the stories, (*SPOILER ALERT*) like the boy lost in space, time and dimensions for twenty-some years (his time) but finally he's reunited with his widowed mother. She intially rejects him because he has become deformed and monstrous. But then she tries to take him back - he's her 'little boy' after all -- and finds its not possible; he's literally too dangerous with the powers and deformaties he now has. But the tragedy is -- there are many more like him...
Loved it. I had missed most of it on TV and enjoyed watching it all in order. Great array of special features. Nicely presented and the best price to be found anywhere for the region 4 verion- and I searched everywhere!
Torchwood is probably one of the worst sci fi shows ever to appear on television, Doctor Who without the doctor and without travelling to alien worlds, and with at best half-baked plots.To fill in the emptiness there is obsessing over the female lead character and about being Welsh. I would rather watch black and white episodes of Lost in Space than this.
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