Sheri and I have been switching off between BSG and Torchwood. We heard people raving about TW at DragonCon this year, so we figured we'd give it a try. Heck, we started watching Firefly and BSG on recommendation; would TW be as good?
So far (and we are on disc 4 of the first season), we are honestly underwhelmed. I keep hoping that it will improve, so we watching the episodes. It's just not catching me as I had hoped. I don't find the characters particularly compelling and the interactions between them don't seem genuine. Just my two cents; spare me the flames if you disagree. We actually liked the X-Files, but this seems like a lukewarm attempt to catch the X-Files feel and audience. I understand that people absolutely love this show, but I can't for the life of me understand why.
Most recently episode to disappoint me was "Countrycide". If there was ever a worse rip-off of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I've never seen it. It was so brusingly unoriginal that I practically sent the other DvDs back to Blockbuster un-watched. I am going to give the series to the rest of this DvD (3 more episodes) and it it doesn't improve I think we're done.