[inspic=254,right,fullscreen,thumb]Finally it’s arrived, the Doctor Who spin-off show “Torchwood” – and it’s no kiddie show, with CSI style aerial photography over the city (which is subtley referenced by one of the cast who mentions that they’d love to see a “CSI: Cardiff“) much nastier and darker plots and much more adult themes intertwined.

As yet we don’t know the significance of the severed hand in a jar that Jack keeps in the Torchwood Hub.

I kinda liked it, but I think it’s gonna take a few episodes to “get going”. However the production is very slick and very “American” looking.

As for the set design, keeping the Millennium Plaza fountain under which the hub is located running on downwards through the Torchwood complex was a stroke of genius, and locks the location of the Torchwood Hub very precisely.


2 thoughts on “Torchwood

  1. Unfortunately, I missed it, but it’s on at least three more times, so I should manage to catch it at some point.
    Was it good? Because I didn’t think the trailers looked all that special. I want it to be good though.

  2. Well, I haven’t made up my mind yet. I don’t think it’s any different/better/worse than any of the myriad of similar sci-fi shows, although what makes it stand out from everything else is the local (well Cardiff anyway!) interest, the very British and modern Dr Who type humour, and the prospect of plot developments and tie-ins with Dr Who. Some hints of possible running plotlines have already been dropped. Although it’s a bit like doing it by numbers – drop in a couple of cryptic phrases at the beginning of the series and all will be revealed in the very last episode.

    It’s got a lot of bad language, sex and (presumably) violence, but that doesn’t necessarily make it ‘adult’. In fact, the supposed adult theme of the second episode made it seem a bit childish really! A bit too gratuitous. Anyway, I shall keep watching.

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