Now, this series of Torchwood will have different opinions with every viewer, mainly because it is different. Many people will criticize the American touch on the popular TV show and it shows. But are the changes for the better?
Personally I loved the series, there were some episodes in the middle that seemed to be "filler" episodes and leading you further on in the series rather than providing action but it all made sense. I have to say, as a fan who has watched Torchwood and Doctor Who since it came back in 2005, it is still a great program. The main criticism of the show was the American changes to the show.
I wouldn't say that the changes are for the worst, overall, I would say that the show is better now than it has ever been, however, Torchwood is different.
As Doctor Who has done since Moffat took over, Torchwood has done the same. Torchwood leaves few references to its roots, as does the new series of DW which makes the show seem detached from where it started.
If you are a true DW and TW fan, I would say to consider watching it but it is not as small and local any more, Torchwood has gone big. Now, I say that Torchwood has changed and I believe that it has, for the better, but this means that fans of more American programs will also be able to relate to this and get into our entertainment.
Overall, Torchwood was great and if you can settle for the program you know and love going global (not just to America but to Scotland, China, Mexico and Argentina), then you will enjoy this as much as I did. Such a heartbreaking story with so many twists and turns along the way.
The story could be said to be predictable at some points but the outcome was brilliant. This is a must watch for any Whovian, Torchwood, John Barrowman fan and the fans of American dramas.
I look forward to seeing the following series - or will there be one? I guess you'll have to watch this and make your own judgement. Definitely not a waste of money.