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An Early Peek At The Torchwood Series 2 DVD

24 August 2008 3:25 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Ah, Torchwood … the much anticipated and rather frustrating Doctor Who spinoff.  Anticipated because it gave popular support character Captain John Harkness his own series and promised to ramp up the ‘adult’ content.  Frustrating, particularly in Season One, because brilliant support characters often find the transition to lead characters a difficult one.  Though it had some very strong moments Season One ended up being a mash of styles that never quite fit together the way people hoped and then ended in a ridiculously underwhelming finale.

Luckily, Season Two made significant improvements.  They found something interesting to do with the callow Owen.  James Marsters – that’d be Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer - got himself a brilliant recurring support bit.  The tone evened out.  The writers seemed to adopt the nobody-is-safe ethic that drives Joss Whedon’s shows. And, perhaps most importantly, they realized the show needed someone to fill the »

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