Which Was the WORST Season of Torchwood?

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Which was the WORST season of Torchwood

Season 1
2
29%
Season 2
0
No votes
Children of Earth
0
No votes
Miracle Day
5
71%
 
Total votes : 7

Which Was the WORST Season of Torchwood?

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 pm

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Which was the worst season of Torchwood?

And why?







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Re: Which Was the WORST Season of Torchwood?

Postby LizR » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:44 pm

"Miracle day" was so bad I gave up watching half way through, and I had stuck with TW up until then despite its failings.
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Re: Which Was the WORST Season of Torchwood?

Postby Cygnus Prime » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:31 am

To be honest, I only watched the first episode or so of series 1, but didn't really find it all that engaging, so passed on it.

In latter years I saw firstly MIRACLE DAY as it was broadcast, and then more recently CHILDREN OF EARTH. I thought COE was easily the best one out of all I have seen so far, but I thought it was clearly ripping off elements of the 1979 John Mills QUATERMASS.

Now I just have to go back and watch Season's 1 and 2.

(Strange myths and legends of a horrifying nature surround an episode called CYBERWOMAN - apparently written by an out and out genius, but something went wrong? - but I will hit that brick wall when I get to it.) :?


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Re: Which Was the WORST Season of Torchwood?

Postby LizR » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:32 pm

Not to mention DAY ONE, also a work of staggering genius only marginally derived from"Species" and "Liquid Sky".

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The last line of this review seems strangely prophetic:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110725050920/http://www.noisetosignal.org/tv/2006/10/torchwood-day-one.php
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