Touchwood: Mystery STDs Inc. was an "adult" (read: edgy tryhard) programme spun off from Doctor Who starring Captain Jack Harkness. It was mostly gay and renown for being one of the only shows on television worse than Doctor Who.
How to make Adult Televison
- Shoehorn swearing
- Shoehorn gore
- Shoehorn sex
- Enjoy your shitty spin off fuckface
|Everything Changes||Russell T. Davies||Gwen shows up. We find out Captain Jack can't die (spoilers). Oh yeah, that Dornish woman from Game of Thrones was the bad guy all this time.|
|Day One||Chris Chibnall||That episode of Angel where the parasitic demon survives via orgasm. Literally the exact same episode.|
|Ghost Machine||Helen Raynor||Gwen sees dead people.|
|Cyberwoman||Chris Chibnall||Everything you need to know about the Chibnall Era.|
|Small Worlds||PJ Hammond||Sapphire & Steel if that show had an actual budget. They didn't have a budget to show gore, so one guy dies by throwing up a bunch of chewed up red gummy bears.|
|Countrycide||Chris Chibnall||Oh, it was just cannibals.|
|Greeks Bearing Gifts||Toby Whithouse||That episode of Buffy where Buffy gets telepathy and has to stop a mass killing before it goes too far, except she has sex with an alien this time. Then that same alien showed up in Sarah Jane Adventures, which must have confused some parents.|
|They Keep Killing Suzie||Paul Tomalin & Dan McCulloch||Suzie dies. |
|Random Shoes||Jacquetta May||If Love and Monsters was boring.|
|Out of Time||Catherine Tregenna||Three people from the 1950s shows up in the far future of 2006. Owen fucks one of them. Gwen almost fucks one of them. Then the other one kills himself because he can't handle all this degeneracy.|
|Combat||Mickey Smith||The Torchwood Christmas Special. Proof that Noel Clarke isn't the next Ian Marter.|
|Captain Jack Harkness (the episode)||Catherine Tregenna||It turns out Jack isn't Jack, and he stole the name from some dude he kissed. And this old guy who looks a little like William Hartnell fucks with everyone.|
|End of Days||Chris Chibnall||So it turns out the Beast from The Satan Pit had a son, except he's blue and made of shittier CGI. Everyone who touches his shadow dies, but then Jack kills him by giving him too many deaths to swallow? Oh well, this leads straight into Utopia.|
|Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang||Chris Chibnall||They kill a crackhead blowfish in the opening. And then Spike from Buffy shows up and proclaims that he wants to fuck a poodle.|
|Sleeper||James Moran||It's a "Torchwood wants to show an alien invasion but only has enough budget to make people's arms look alien" episode.|
|To the Last Man||Helen Raynor||Tosh wants to fuck this World War I guy, I guess. Seriously, who let Helen Raynor write episodes?|
|Meat||Catherine Treganna||It's what's for dinner. Jack likes to beat his. And there's PS2-era CGI.|
|Adam||Catherine Treganna||That episode of Buffy where Jonathan retcons himself to be the star of the show.|
|Reset||JC Wilsher||Martha's crooked teeth become a bad omen for Owen.|
|Dead Man Walking||Matt Jones||The gang suddenly miss Owen, so they turn him into a zombie.|
|A Day in the Death||Joseph Lidster||The son of a bitch from Paradise Towers shows up. And Owen critiques Ianto's taste in children's Belgian comics.|
|Something Borrowed||Phil Ford||Gwen chooses flab over fab.|
|From Out of the Rain||PJ Hammond||Davros becomes a carny. And Jack was one too. Honestly should be weirder than it actually was. Disappointing, really.|
|Adrift||Chris Chibnall||One of those edgy Torchwood episodes where Gwen realizes she should let some missing children stay missing.|
|Fragments||Chris Chibnall||Lolol, the Brigadier has been shoving innocent people into prison camps all this time! Well, he is British.|
|Exit Wounds||Chris Chibnall||Best character dies. Spike comes back because James Marsters is lonely.|
Children of Earth
|Day One||Russell T Davies||Penisy looking aliens show up because they want to snort children. And the base gets blown up, so say good bye to all those lingering plot threads from the past two seasons.|
|Day Two||John Fay||More Jack gore? I don't remember this one.|
|Day Three||Russell T Davies and James Moran||The Prime Minister and Nicholas Briggs decide to sacrifice the retarded children to become space cocaine.|
|Day Four||John Fay||The origin of that Ianto Shrine in Wales.|
|Day Five||Russell T Davies||John Frobisher was a good man. And good men shoot their families before going into space with pancakes.|
...yeah, someone else do that. Really, just pretend this doesn't exist and go from Children of Earth straight to the audios. You only think I'm joking. Also eyeball porn, and live human ashes.
What? Torchwood Series Five? You've never heard of such thing? You've never seen such a thing broadcast on your televisions? More fool you, because a Series 5 of Torchwood, yes a fifth series, an official continuation of the show into a new and exciting season absolutely exists. And no, it's not confusing or silly at all to title what are currently four audio plays the fifth season of a TV show. No, that makes perfect sense. After twenty-five Torchwood audios, it makes perfect sense to title the twenty-sixth and onward "Series 5" of the TV show. Just don't confuse them with Series 5 of the audio plays, coming in 2019 (yes, there will literally be a "fifth series" of Torchwood audio plays in 2019, and yes that's a completely different thing to the "fifth series of Torchwood", which are...also Big Finish audios).
Characters of Torchwood
- Captain Jack Harkness
- Gwen Cooper
- Ianto Jones
- Owen Harper
- Toshiko Sato
- Rhys Williams
- Rex Matheson
- Esther Drummond
- Oswald Danes
- John Frobisher
Similarities to Angel
Russell T Davies has always been an unashamed fan of "BRAVO" Joss Whedon, citing Buffy as a major influence on his run of the series. With Torchwood however, he decided to go from influence to straight-up ripoff, as both shows have:
- An unnaturally long-lived protagonist who wears a long coat and has a death wish.
- A highly rotating cast that changes from season to season.
- A second episode that involves a paranormal creature who digs into human hosts and feeds off of the power of orgasms, at the cost of human lives.
- A decoy character that the audience is led to think will be a main character, only to die very early on.
- A main character dies and gets revived, only to be so shaken by the events that they have become a very different character altogether.
- James Marsters as a cockney morally gray asshole with a strange, occasionally homosexual, relationship with the main lead.
- Main lead becomes head of a shadowy organization with the aim to reform it from the inside out.
- Main lead has a volatile relationship with their offspring
- An African-American man in the last season who gets the same powers as the main lead.
- Jane Espenson writes an episode
- Main lead's problems are stemmed from a blonde teenage girl in the series their show spun-off from.