Though I've never seen the first season, and though it has one of the lamest titles of recent memory, I just watched a screener for the second season premiere of Torchwood.
And I liked it. A lot!
For you Buffy fans, this is right up your alley, combining fun dialogue, drama and procedural paranormal cases into each episode. Oh, and James Marsters too, who is awesome as a conniving Time Agent with quite the hungry libido. Click here for a two-page TV Guide interview with him.
I also enjoyed the very cute Eve Myles, who plays Gwen. I want to make love to her eyes and that oddly endearing gap between her teeth. I think I'm revealing too much about myself. Check out Pop Candy's podcast interview with her here.
The production value leaves a bit, okay a lot, to be desired, especially if you're used to watching something like Friday Night Lights, but it's still a step above Doctor Who. And once the story gets going, it really doesn't matter.
Basically, if you're looking for an entertaining, slightly campy SCI FI ride, with a bi-sexual protagonist, cool British accents, and lots of "whoosh" audio effects, then Torchwood is the show for you!
The second season premieres tomorrow, Jan. 26th, on BBC America at 9pm ET/PT. Here's the trailer:
P.S. Check out the playlist from the first episode. Every song has the word "time" in it. And if you read this blog religiously, then all three of you will know that I did a "Time" playlist not long ago.