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Torchwood: Season 1 (2007)




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The first season of Russell T. Davies' "Doctor Who" spin-off kicks off as Welsh cop Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) witnesses the resurrection of a murder victim by a mysterious group known as Torchwood (an anagram of Doctor Who). Intrigued, she investigates and learns it's a top-secret organization that uses scavenged alien technology to solve crimes---both alien and human. The group is also preparing to arm the human race for the 21st century, which, according to Torchwood's charismatic (and seemingly immortal) leader Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), is "when it all changes." Impressed by Gwen's intelligence and intuition, Capt. Jack invites her to join the team, which is also composed of tech whiz Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori), medic Owen Harper (Burn Gorman) and receptionist Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd), who plays a far greater role than his title implies. The spin-off's first season is decidedly darker and more grown-up than its predecessor, dealing with cases such as a sex-crazed alien, a rash of cannibalistic murders, alien kidnappings and a giant demon that threatens to end the world.


John Barrowman
as Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles
as Gwen Cooper
Burn Gorman
as Owen Harper
Naoko Mori
as Toshiko Sato
Indira Varma
as Suzie Costello
Gareth David-Lloyd
as Ianto Jones
Kai Owen
as Rhys Jones
Eve Pearce
as Estelle Cole
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Critic Reviews for Torchwood: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Torchwood is a very flawed show at times, but it still fills at least a bit of the need for intelligent and adult science fiction. The show could truly be great if it pulled together more of the philosophy and thought-provoking elements of Doctor Who...

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most robust and positively insane sci-fi series to ever grace the airwaves.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

... a high-energy goof on X-Files featuring a British special cases squad of energetic young agents with more energy than experience and a high-tech equipment locker that has everything but an instructions booklet.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a lot to love about "Torchwood," especially for fans of the early days of "The X-Files."

October 22, 2006 | Full Review…

You wouldn't have necessarily have thought that John Barrowman would be the man to get his own Doctor Who spin-off series. But then you wouldn't have banked on his performance as Captain Jack Harkness.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Rocky Horror meets Agent Scully, and it's not half-bad.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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