In my opinion the Russell T. Davies created “Torchwood” is one of the best adult-oriented sci-fi series on television in the 21st Century. It is smart, intelligent, witty, and not afraid to tackle tough, and one-time taboo, subject matter.
Season Two continues with the intensity begun in Season One and gets more defined as more than a “Doctor Who” spin-off. It is in this second season that the show truly comes into its own with wonderful fleshing-out of the lead characters first introduced last year. The series also makes a really brave move in its sophomore year by eliminating two of its pivotal characters. I won’t tell you who they are, I don’t want to ruin it for those who may not have seen the season yet. But, doing such a thing at such an early period in the series history just shows how daring this program is willing to be and what lengths they will go to in order to keep the storylines honest, gripping, powerful and engaging.
Season Two sees the team continue, in a ramped-up mode, their encounters with alien terrorists, stranded creatures threatened by Earth’s inhabitants, a beautiful – but tragic soldiers story from World War I and so much more. There is even a surprise wedding for ……
There is a bevy of guest stars for Season Two including Buffy’s James Marsters as fellow time-traveler Captain John Hart, Freeman Agyeman (Martha Jones from “Doctor Who”), Alan Dale, Ruth Jones and more.
What makes this DVD pak release so exciting isn’t just the episodes. It contains some great Special Features including deleted scenes, wonderfully funny outtakes, a bonus documentary titled The Life and Deaths of Captain Jack, and a feature called Torchwood Declassified.
This DVD is a must for all SF fans who pride themselves in viewing intelligent sci-fi for adults and is a great companion to last year’s Season One DVD release.
For the Slice of SciFi 0 to 5 star rating…”Torchwood: The Complete Second Season” rates .
~ Samuel K. Sloan
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