Torchwood

2006 TV-14 4 seasons

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Torchwood

2006 TV-14 4 seasons
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A spinoff from the long-running "Doctor Who," this wild sci-fi series chronicles the exploits of the mysterious Capt. Jack Harkness, who leads the Torchwood Institute team in the fight against hostile alien life forms.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 6 discs

In this series spin-off from "Doctor Who," policewoman Gwen Cooper learns of a secret organization known as Torchwood, a clandestine group that monitors alien activity on Earth. Cooper soon joins the team in a quest to protect Earth from invasion.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • John Barrowman
  • Eve Myles
  • Kai Owen
  • Gareth David-Lloyd
  • Burn Gorman
  • Naoko Mori
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this British science-fiction series from some of the creators of the latest iteration of Doctor Who is intense and bloody enough to make it iffy for younger and/or sensitive viewers. Some of the alien characters are menacing in appearance, and their violent attacks on people can be graphic (in one scene, for example, a man is bitten in the neck, and blood gushes from the wound). Bloody murder victims are also shown at crime scenes. Expect plenty of strong language ("s--t," "hell," and even "f --k"), too.

Sexual Content

Frequent innuendo, flirting, kissing scenes (including at least one between two men), and sex scenes (no explicit nudity). In one episode, an alien feeds off of orgasmic energy. The lead character is bisexual.

Violence

Some bloody murder victims shown. Attack scenes can be gruesome -- in one, for example, a man's neck is bitten and blood spurts forcefully from the wound. Guns and other weapons are commonplace. A main character is immortal and recovers quickly from otherwise-fatal injuries (like a gunshot wound to the head, for example).

Language

"Ass," "s--t," "hell," "bloody," and more are used frequently -- unbleeped.

Social Behavior

Not applicable

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink alcohol in bars and social settings. In one scene, a man spikes a woman's drink with an amnesia drug so she'll forget their conversation the next day.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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