The show begins with PC Gwen Cooper discovering that 'Torchwood' exists. She has an accidental run in with a Weevil (big creature that does not originate from our world, crumpled facial features, generally not a pleasant thing to look at) and her adventures truly begin.
Torchwood is a secret organisation operating under Cardiff in 'The Hub.' The team - led by Captain Jack Harkness, an enigmatic hunk who oozes mystery and charm - fight aliens and confiscate technology that should not be left in human hands.
Jack works with Dr. Owen Harper, computer genius Toshiko Sato and coffee boy / receptionist Ianto Jones. Gwen joins the team and is exposed to an explosive and deadly world.
There are thirteen episodes of Torchwood. Some are much better than others. Notable episodes include 'Cyberwoman' and 'Countrycide.'
The opening episode promises an exciting series, and Torchwood delivers. For a new series (and a spin-off, no less) it gives its viewers excitement, tension, action and romance.
I had never seen Doctor Who before I watched Torchwood. New to the universe of Who, it nonetheless grabbed my attention and gave me much more than I expected.
I'm so glad something has filled the hole left by Buffy and Angel. Torchwood can only get better with Season 2 being aired on 16th January 2008, 9pm on BBC2. Definitely worth watching, and in my opinion, definitely worth buying too.