[31 Television Shows in the month of August]
Being honest, when I read the show descriptions for Torchwood and Doctor Who (prior to watching anything from either of them), Torchwood seemed more interesting to me. (Based on basic synopsis alone vs. my personal taste). To me Doctor Who seemed cheesy and campy and no better than Star Trek (I love ST so that is not a put down, I just didn’t think I wanted two shows like that.) At first I didn’t even realize Torchwood was a Doctor Who spinoff, but obviously, if you look passed the basic synopsis of the show, it’s kind of unavoidable.
Torchwood is the reason I gave Doctor Who a chance. I had planned to give Doctor Who 2 seasons before starting Torchwood, but I fell in love with The Doctor and watched all six seasons, before touching Torchwood.
I also fell in love with Captain Jack immediately (in Doctor Who) and couldn’t imagine how Torchwood could be anything less than perfect for me. I did really enjoy the show, and thought it was very smart and had many excellent moments. However, it didn’t live up to my expectations, probably because they became very high after watching Doctor Who. I hope there is a new season sometime in the future for us. The ending of Miracle Day left me very interested in what could come next.
(I must admit that despite my original prejudgements, Doctor Who ended up being the show I liked more. Especially with Nine and Ten, they were everything I needed them to be, and I am so glad I gave the show a chance. The Doctor even beats Spock, and I love Spock.)