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30 Days of Torchwood: Day 03: Favourite Series

Don't make me choose. I know the consensus is that S2 was a lot better than S1, and I guess looking at it objectively it really is, but I have such a soft spot for S1. I still love the beginning of it all, Everything Changes, the body in the rain and the Weevil, PC Gwen Cooper and Suzie fumbling in her handbag for the gun. It had two episodes that genuinely shocked me, Cyberwoman with all the overflowing anger and pain and raw grief (metal bikini, pterodactyl and brain-transplant notwithstanding, I'll never understand that you can find that episode funny), and Out of Time with John's suicide and that they actually went through with it. I'm one of the five people who don't hate Random Shoes, and of course there's Captain Jack Harkness, which everyone loves...

On the other hand, S2 had episodes like To the Last Man, Adam, Adrift, or the brilliant A Day in the Death, at least some actual on-screen Jack/Ianto relationship development, and the glimpses into Jack's past that made the character so much more interesting, even if that part of the story could definitely have been realised better.

And then there's CoE, which was painful and brilliant and is an entirely different calibre of a story, even if it's only because the new format allowed for a different and IMO much more satisfying way of telling it. To me it never felt fundamentally different from S1 and S2, not in the ways that mattered, but comparing it to the earlier seasons is still almost impossible.

I can't choose. I just can't. Picking CoE feels like I'm betraying Tosh and Owen and everyone who was in S1 and S2. Next question, please.

Day 01: Favourite Torchwood Member
Day 02: Least Favourite Torchwood Member
Day 03: Favourite Series
Day 04: Favourite Episode
Day 05: Least Favourite Episode
Day 06: Something You Liked That Most People Didn't
Day 07: Favourite Alien/Villain
DAy 08: Favourite Minor Character
Day 09: A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 10: A Scene That Made You Smile
Day 11: A Scene That Made You Angry
Day 12: Favourite Quote
Day 13: Favourite Promo Picture
Day 14: Favourite Couple
Day 15: Favourite Couple Scene
Day 16: Favourite Piece of Music
Day 17: Something You’d Like To Re-write
Day 18: Character You Relate To The Most
Day 19: Favourite Outfit
Day 20: Favourite Gwen Moment
Day 21: Favourite Ianto Moment
Day 22: Favourite Jack Moment
Day 23: Favourite Owen Moment
Day 24: Favourite Toshiko Moment
Day 25: Shag/Cliff/Marry?
Day 26: A Torchwood Geek Moment You’ve Had
Day 27: Favourite Location Or Set
Day 28: Where You Think The Series Should Continue To
Day 29: Best Torchwood on Doctor Who Moment
Day 30: Why You Love Torchwood


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