We’ve been going through Torchwood. We’re still in season one. It’s been tolerable-to-okay for the most part. But we just watched two really awful episodes in a row. One is the one with the ghost of a young man who had had what he thought was an alien artifact since he was a kid. The next one was the one with the three people from the fifties who accidentally flew an airplane into 2008 (or whatever year that was).
So my wife and I just thought these two episodes were “Give me the last two hours of my life back!” bad.
Should we give up now? Or does the show get better than this?
(Why did we not like them? Both were way over the top mawkish, the ghost one had this horrible voice-over narration, and both were extremely implausible all around in terms of character. We’re not asking for great writing or plot plausibility here, but newly introduced people weren’t acting like people, and established characters weren’t acting like (people or) themselves.)