History YMMV / Torchwood

12th Oct '15 2:22:04 AM WarriorsGate
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** Between cryptic references such as Torchwood 4 being "lost, but we'll find it one day", Jack's missing years and Time Agent past (mentioned above), the mystery of the Weevils and where they come from, Davies's ham-handed attempts to give the Torchwood Institute and its artefacts a rich and interesting history, and the Time Rift hanging over the city, ''Torchwood'' seems like it's going to play the long game, setting up interesting long-form plotlines about fighting aliens in Card-- Oh, no, wait, Davies got bored. Let's blow up the Hub and move to America instead!

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** Between cryptic references Cryptic plot points such as Torchwood 4 being "lost, but we'll find it one day", Jack's missing years and Time Agent past (mentioned above), the mystery of the Weevils and where they come from, and the creepy little girl with the Tarot cards, coupled with the presence of the Time Rift hanging over the city spitting out ancient alien artefacts and Davies's ham-handed attempts to give the Torchwood Institute and its artefacts a rich and interesting history, and the Time Rift hanging over the city, make ''Torchwood'' seems seem like it's going to play the long game, setting up interesting long-form plotlines about fighting aliens in Card-- Oh, no, wait, Davies got bored. Let's blow up the Hub and move to America instead!
12th Oct '15 2:17:09 AM WarriorsGate
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Gray hated his brother Jack and went through a hellish life as a slave for savage aliens who abducted him because Jack failed to protect Gray when they were children and said aliens invaded their home, killing their father. They frequently killed and abused humans. Jack has to chloroform and cryofreeze Gray after he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing Owen and Tosh in the process. This makes him a serious villain in the series, and Jack intends to unfreeze him one day and deal with him. Except that the Hub and its cryofreezes patients get blown to kingdom come in "Children of Earth: Day One". That would include Gray. But... we never saw where Gray's cryofreeze capsule was sent after Jack checked it into the mourge, so it's unclear if Gray is dead or alive now.

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Gray hated his brother Jack and went through a hellish life as a slave for savage aliens who abducted him because Jack failed to protect Gray when they were children and said aliens invaded their home, killing their father. They frequently killed and abused humans. Jack has to chloroform and cryofreeze Gray after he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing Owen and Tosh in the process. This makes him a serious villain in the series, and Jack intends to unfreeze him one day and deal with him. Except that the Hub and its cryofreezes patients get blown to kingdom come in "Children of Earth: Day One". That would include Gray. But... we never saw where Gray's cryofreeze capsule was sent after Jack checked it into the mourge, so it's unclear if Gray is dead or alive now.


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** Between cryptic references such as Torchwood 4 being "lost, but we'll find it one day", Jack's missing years and Time Agent past (mentioned above), the mystery of the Weevils and where they come from, Davies's ham-handed attempts to give the Torchwood Institute and its artefacts a rich and interesting history, and the Time Rift hanging over the city, ''Torchwood'' seems like it's going to play the long game, setting up interesting long-form plotlines about fighting aliens in Card-- Oh, no, wait, Davies got bored. Let's blow up the Hub and move to America instead!
20th Apr '15 7:22:45 PM Lightysnake
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** Gwen Cooper is probably the most [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing character on the series]] usually for DieForOurShip reasons, due to her mutual UST with Jack interfering with the [[DieForOurShip beloved]] [[OfficialCouple Jack/Ianto]] relationship; she is also EasilyForgiven. In all fairness, pretty much the whole team is EasilyForgiven: Tosh brought an evil alien into the Hub itself, Owen [[spoiler: killed Jack before knowing he couldn't die]], Ianto had his [[spoiler: killer cyberwoman girlfriend in the basement]], and Gwen set loose a killer alien on her first day by trying to show off. [[DoubleStandard The double standards on how much everyone is easily forgiven make her Scrappy status baffling to some.]] Additionally, given that Gwen has an equal amount of fans who do like her, she qualifies much more easily as a BaseBreaker than [[TheScrappy the scrappy]].

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** Gwen Cooper is probably the most [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing character on the series]] usually for DieForOurShip reasons, due to her mutual UST with Jack interfering with the [[DieForOurShip beloved]] [[OfficialCouple Jack/Ianto]] relationship; she is also EasilyForgiven. In all fairness, pretty much the whole team is EasilyForgiven: Tosh brought an evil alien into the Hub itself, Owen [[spoiler: killed Jack before knowing he couldn't die]], Ianto had his [[spoiler: killer cyberwoman girlfriend in the basement]], and Gwen set loose a killer alien on her first day by trying to show off. [[DoubleStandard The double standards on how much everyone is easily forgiven make her Scrappy status baffling to some.]] Additionally, given that Gwen has an equal amount of fans who do like her, she qualifies much more easily as a BaseBreaker than [[TheScrappy the scrappy]]. Of course, the whole thing with Rhys at the end of the season 1 when she selfishly drugs her boyfriend to erase his memory of her cheating on him for the sake of her own catharsis while attempting to dodge any real consequences for it is a sticking point to those who dislike Gwen.
11th Mar '15 9:52:55 PM system
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2nd Mar '15 7:35:08 PM GeneralSherman2
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**Who fans are divided on whether or not this is a good show or not.


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**Some Doctor Who fans who don't like Torchwood would say this about the entire show. Captain Jack defending the world with a team of special ops, while at the same Jack's long and intriguing backstory is slowly revealed. unfortunately the way the show was done was pulverizing, and many Who fans initially interested didn't like it.
17th Feb '15 3:14:57 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RunningTheAsylum: Here's a challenge -- find a review that ''doesn't'' compare this show to {{fanfiction}}.
19th Jan '15 9:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Now has [[Monster/{{Whoniverse}} its own page]].
19th Nov '14 5:02:37 AM Silverblade2
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* HoYay: Lampshaded by Jack in the episode "Meat", where he simply turns to Gwen and comments, "This is quite homoerotic."
31st Aug '14 7:43:07 PM Tero
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* ContestedSequel: ''Miracle Day'' has split the audience right down the middle. Complaints include it feels detached from the ''DW'' universe, it is an American-British production versus purely British and has a lot of guest star plugging as a result, and it just wasn't up to par with the rest of ''Torchwood''. Praises include the premise of the series, good character development, and an interesting SequelHook being set into place... although it is still LeftHanging for the time being.

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* ContestedSequel: ''Miracle Day'' has split the audience right down the middle. Complaints include it feels detached from the ''DW'' universe, it is an American-British production versus purely British and has a lot of guest star plugging as a result, and it just wasn't up to par with the rest of ''Torchwood''. Praises include the premise of the series, series (i.e. how the world reacts to the removal of death), good character development, and an interesting SequelHook being set into place... although it is still LeftHanging for the time being.
31st Aug '14 7:42:07 PM Tero
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* ContestedSequel: ''Miracle Day'' has split the audience right down the middle. Complaints include it feels detached from the ''DW'' universe, it is an American-British production versus purely British and has a lot of guest star plugging as a result, and it just wasn't up to par with the rest of ''Torchwood''. Praises include the premise of the series, good character development, and an interesting SequelHook being set into place... although it is still left dangling for the time being.

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* ContestedSequel: ''Miracle Day'' has split the audience right down the middle. Complaints include it feels detached from the ''DW'' universe, it is an American-British production versus purely British and has a lot of guest star plugging as a result, and it just wasn't up to par with the rest of ''Torchwood''. Praises include the premise of the series, good character development, and an interesting SequelHook being set into place... although it is still left dangling LeftHanging for the time being.
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