I am slogging through Series 2 of the dreadful Torchwood, mostly just so I can say that I did it, and so that I can be as harshly critical of it as I want without people saying “Oh, but did you actually watch it? It actually got quite good in Series 2, actually.”
I just started on Episode 9 (Something Borrowed). Literally two seconds into the episode — when they are just striding pointlessly across the field at the start of the ubiquitous intro — I found myself spontaneously pausing it, getting up to go and get a glass of fruit-juice, then nipping up to my office and spending 45 minutes fixing a bug for my day-job (getting the YAZ toolkit’s CQL-to-CCL translator to semi-correctly handle proximity nodes in CQL queries, since you asked.) Now I return to the laptop where Torchwood is still paused at 0:02, and before I hit the play button, I take a moment to write this post.
That’s how much I hate Torchwood. I would rather fix day-job bugs, or write about how much I hate it, than actually watch it.
Update (53 minutes later)
To be fair, that turned out to be one of the better Torchwood episodes.
Still very bad, though.