Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 6

Countrycide (19 Nov. 2006)

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In the countryside north of Cardiff, the Torchwood team investigates the disappearance of 17 people in the last few months. No bodies have been found and the police haven't a clue as to ... See full summary »



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In the countryside north of Cardiff, the Torchwood team investigates the disappearance of 17 people in the last few months. No bodies have been found and the police haven't a clue as to what may have happened to them. They set up camp in a field but when their SUV is stolen and then parked in a small village just a few miles away, they realize they're being lured into a trap. In the village, they find the remains of several inhabitants - stripped of flesh and organs - and one terrified survivor who promptly shoots Gwen with a shotgun. With Ianto and Tosh taken prisoner, they all soon come to realize that people are being hunted. Written by garykmcd

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Completely Fantastic to Complete Rubbish!
16 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the start this was a great story somewhat, The story of a village where people are completely missing,..on the other hand randomly in the series the writers decide that Gwen is confused about her sex life and her dedication to her boyfriend is put into question. There is really no call for that or build up to show for it as to why she would question her need for sex. That was the first screw up. We are taken to a small village where people are missing taking a bit to find a young guy that shoots gwen with a shotgun fearing that evil will come back. That was pretty interesting as the acting was good. Two others Ianto and Tosh are taken prisoner by they don't know what. Ill stop and say the build-up of characters in this series you have to take with a grain of salt as they are just put in at random for each cast member. Like in this as Tosh now is someone who likes to get out of danger? skipping ahead this was a great story as you find the villagers are eating people, and gets quite scary. Where does it get worse? When Tosh is running away from the meat hungry guy in the woods, isn't she supposed to be good at escaping? great writing... She trips over herself, looks back way to many times and yup falls on the floor for over 15 seconds face down unable to move, i thought she was caught in a bear trap but nope just laying for no reason not even trying to get up on the floor. so the guy catches up to her...yeah...

The Worst part. The tosh on ground, guy choking her, owen shows up with gun to meat guys head. the guy lets go of tosh and a random cop they found earlier now points a gun at owen , sooo gwen points a gun at the cop. Even though gwen should know she has the upper hand here, the baddies tell her to drop her gun aaaaanndd she does. what a cop instinct eh. so now they are all taken except for jack who stayed behind to question a random thing he shot, turns out to be a villager gone hungry. So everyone's in a room, all the villagers will eat them, nope jack smashes threw with a tractor rig jumps out and shoots all the villagers with a shotgun, not one of the 8 villagers with guns shoots him at all, wow he does all this with a shotgun?? not even a two second delay to cock it, nope. Apparently Jack is the king of fixing issues and the rest of the team is only needed to get caught in issues as meat bags so he can figure out the crime/phenomenon of every episode. wow. Not to mention none of them died he just makes them unable to move. what an expert..... Now he wants to kill the main meat guy but Gwen says stop and the others say stop, WHY? there's no reason to, at this point its life or death if they get up again but sure well risk it. gwen wants to question the guy..... why again... .just getting 10 times more bad before that last seconds of the show stop. So the guy tells her it made him happy to eat people. shes horrified oh no. Later shes talking about how she could have a baby with her boyfriend and get promoted before torchwood. Scene blacks out to Gwen and owen together, owen with his shirt off she starts making out with owen. what ....the ....hell...were the writers thinking. All this within one episode does a women with a good man at home throw everything away for a guy at work that just wants to get laid, so basically heres the Episode. 1. Villagers that eat people. good 2. Shotgun scene with gwen good. 3. Gwen questioning sexuality. Bad. 4. Tosh liking escaping dangerous areas then failing horribly. Bad. 5. Gwen giving up gun when she has advantage. Bad. 6. Jack as superhero with gun. Over the top Bad. 7. Gwen wanting to question meat guy. Bad. 8. Gwen becoming a complete slag for no reason. Bad.

Great plot. bad way to fit the actors into the story. Almost made me never want to watch another episode.

Never have I saw a show that was so good, and an episode so interesting go to total crap.

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