Today I have something for everyone who enjoys Doctor Who and similar shows. Torchwood is one of many spin-offs and it features the amazing John Barrowman!
What is it about?
The Torchwood Institute is in charge of dealing with extraterrestrial stuff happening on earth, or more precisely in Cardiff. Head of this team is Captain Jack Harkness, whom you might know from Doctor Who. While saving the world from crazy aliens, Torchwood also has to deal with some crazy humans, especially in the later seasons…
Why should you check it out?
I have to admit, I’m pretty late joining the Torchwood fans as the show had been cancelled in 2011. However, despite being in the shadow of Doctor Who, this show really is a hidden gem. First of all, I’d like to praise the amazing cast. As mentioned we have John Barrowman in one of the leading roles, but also talents like Eve Myles (you might know here from season 2 of Broadchurch) and guests from Doctor Who (Freemy Agyman aka Martha Jones).
What I really enjoy about this show are the much darker tones. Of course, there is quite a lot of fun in it, but in general it is definitely more sinister than Doctor Who. Especially season 3 and 4 will give you the chills.
Torchwood is a marvellous approach to the sci-fi genre featuring excellent actors and interesting plots. I’m so sorry that it ever got cancelled!
Did you watch the show? Let me know in the comments what you think!
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