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What Did You Think Of Escape To L.A.?

What Did You Think Of Torchwood Escape To L.A.?

Poll – Now that the fourth episode of Torchwood Miracle Day – Escape To L.A. has aired in various counties, what did you think? Does Torchwood just get better and better or was it not as good as you had hoped.

The fight against PhiCorp takes the Torchwood team to California, where a trap is waiting. Meanwhile, Oswald and Jilly find themselves with an enemy of their own.



  • benjamin timothy gobey

    May 17th, 2012 - 11:57am

    torchwood is brillant jack the best it call its scary and it the best film the world i hope i meet john barrowman from ben gobey cheltenham

  • Pooches

    August 8th, 2011 - 10:08am

    I reckon Torchwood has finally found its feet. Up until this series the show has struggled to attempt to gain the approval of the wider DW audience. Is it a kids show with stab in the dark at adult overtones or is it an adult show dampened down to grab the youth audience of DW? By focussing toward an adult audience – violence and swearing, less keff McCulloch type incidental music every second of the show – the show can focus on the action / script /plot and character development. I think it’s working. There is a lack of technological sci-fi i’ll admit, but I think this is a slow approach to a new adult feel. I’m loving the show and hope they can strike a balance on the scifi front. Remember folks it’s not SJA or DW it’s a post (UK) watershed show.

  • The Mara Laugh!

    August 7th, 2011 - 8:52pm

    i hate Oswald danes, and Ellis hartley monroe.
    jilly is so cool, and by the way does anyone else just want to punch rex sometimes?

    • the TARDIS

      August 8th, 2011 - 12:02pm

      i like oswald danes as a character but i hate him as a person


    August 6th, 2011 - 5:22pm

    after last weeks ep i din’t watch this one


      August 6th, 2011 - 6:04pm

      You need to give it a chance watch all the eps then you might you ‘oh that was quite good’ or you might think ‘that was the worst thing I have ever watched I have waste so many hours *gun shot*’.


      August 7th, 2011 - 10:21am

      well, the story of miracle day didn’t really grb me in the first place, so to me i did giove it a chance for 4 weeks, and after that it got too violent and jacks gay scene, and that tipped me off


      August 13th, 2011 - 6:01pm

      i have decided top give it another go, apparently middle men is wicked!

  • the TARDIS

    August 5th, 2011 - 3:39pm

    i thought that this episode was too violent-i would have preferred either not to have the scenes in at all, or to have actually seen what had happened because what you imagine is far worse that what you see.
    if torchwood had had a better start and had begun with aliens, it would have been much more appealing. but all of the mysteries and questions and ‘he’s about to tell us-oh no, he’s dead’ stuff is beginning to lose my interest.
    if Torchwood fails, i want Jenny, the Doctors Daughter to have a spin off series.

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      August 5th, 2011 - 8:35pm

      I’m with you – I lost interest about 10 minutes into the first episode…the fact that only now has it just ever so slightly stepped up makes it too little too late for me.

      I think a even better spin off would be Madame Vastra and Jenny (not the doctors Daughter, Jenny – the other one) and their victorian crime fighting adventures.

      Did you know the actress who played The Doctors daughter is the real life daught of the 5th Doctor and the friend of the 6th doctors daughter and now she is set to marry the 10th doctor…all very odd.

  • woodian1

    August 5th, 2011 - 11:22am

    did anyone realise on the next time trailer, gwen records a message exacly like she did in the children of earth?

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      August 5th, 2011 - 8:31pm

      What you mean something unorginal…that suprises me.


      August 6th, 2011 - 4:42pm

      Ha so funny…I bet you didn’t get you name frome the new transformers film dark of the moon.

  • Colin Baker is no Faker.

    August 5th, 2011 - 10:59am

    I have some serious catching up to do ! Since I was away for the occasions when this Torchwood episodes was broadcast, I needa watch the series I have, recorded it on Sky planner. ❗

  • tardistik

    August 5th, 2011 - 10:51am

    I loved the bit in the episode where jack and gwen pretended to be a couple and got that guy to ssay his name, his fingerprints and his iris – plus the fact that gwen got to do an american accent 😀

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      August 5th, 2011 - 8:31pm

      It was almost liked they had copied a script from Spooks.

  • Matt

    August 5th, 2011 - 10:27am

    I loved Escape to L.A., the best of the series so far (in my opinion)! The next one looks fantastic. This series was a bit slow to start but I think now it’s picking up pace and looks set to be a brilliant series!

  • Bowtiemadjacob

    August 5th, 2011 - 9:06am

    Ep 4 was amazing! To be honest im hoping and thinking the weevils are coming back cos that old guy who gets shot in the throat said there are famalies on earth and they have a name so they may be silurians, weevils or slitheen if they’re *famalie)

  • Doctor Voo

    August 3rd, 2011 - 11:43pm

    Madame Vastra & Jenny would be a great spin off…and depending on the appoach it could be either aimed at kids or adults (or both like DW).

  • booboo

    August 3rd, 2011 - 8:32pm

    there is no forum here, just comments on the article in question

  • booboo

    August 3rd, 2011 - 8:25pm

    No Thanks, That would just not be right

  • Doctor Voo

    August 3rd, 2011 - 12:51am

    Its weird but TW is supposed to be the Adult spin off show…yet (sex and gore scenes a-side) it has a very childrens show feel to it. DW is far more dark and creepy….and rammed with sci-fi 🙂 Maybe Stephen Moffat should rescue TW as he did with DW.


      August 5th, 2011 - 10:17am

      Don’t let Moffet any where near torchwood he should have been saked after season 5 of doctor who I mean what was he thinking with the pandorica the only good ep was the lodger.

    • Colin Baker is no Faker.

      August 5th, 2011 - 11:02am

      I disagree, the Lodger has got to be one of the bad ones ! That scene with the Doctor in a towel, wielding a sonic-toothbrush, Fail !! 👿


      August 5th, 2011 - 11:13am

      I liked that bit!

  • Tom

    July 31st, 2011 - 9:36am

    Torchwood has lost it’s roots, I’m sick of seeing no aliens what’s so ever.

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      July 31st, 2011 - 10:00am

      I agree…this series in more like a cop show.

    • whofan4ever

      August 2nd, 2011 - 10:28am

      i think at least have weevils return in cardiff or the blowfish guy return and attack gwens husband or something

    • Anonymous

      August 4th, 2011 - 10:12pm

      i agree torchwood is geting worse every week

    • Boodleoo

      August 4th, 2011 - 10:27pm

      yeah but maybe we will see an alien soon like that assassin said there old he knew something about jack nobody else did and he talked about family it could be something like the family of blood jacks brother or probably something different altogether.


      August 5th, 2011 - 10:18am

      I’m loving torchwood it’s been way better than the last 2 seasons of doctor who.

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2011 - 10:20am

      its strange how opinions differ, if it wasn’t for the hope of things getting better i would have switched of by now, for me this isn’t a patch on Children of Earth

    • Colin Baker is no Faker.

      August 5th, 2011 - 11:03am

      Really ? Im surprised fans of Torchwood dislike this series ! Its really appealed to me, and I’m not that into TW but I’m enjoying this series, 😀

      its terrific and I like Captain Jack more than ever !

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2011 - 11:11am

      There are plenty enjoying it, the viewing figures are good, but there are also a lot that that aren’t, its the same as everything else, changes will appeal to some but no to others, i’m just hoping things turn up a notch.


      August 5th, 2011 - 12:02pm

      This has been way better than children or earth every body who moans about it being on starz first if starz hadn’t of stepped in there would be no torchwood you have to be watch all the eps you can’t just watch one and expect it to be good this isn’t doctor who which I love but Doctor who has lost it’s way themes like the the doctor being killed and the slince don’t work well on 45 min stuff they should be 1 hour and 10 eps no season break also though theme runing though a season doesn’t work well with doctor who bring back RTD.

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2011 - 12:09pm

      Not for it hasn’t by a long long way

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    July 31st, 2011 - 1:06am

    Another rubbish episode. There is no more sci-fi in this series than there is in an episode of Spooks….and as for what the Miracle Day is all about…I dont really care anymore.

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      August 2nd, 2011 - 12:44pm

      I don’t want say too much for those who have not yet been able to see it….but although it is better than last week (it would be hard not to be) its still just a cop/spy show with a few gadgets. Not the sort of Sci-Fi we have come to expect form the TW mob.

      In my opinion, unless this style really works well in the US, I think we may be watching the last ever series of TW. RTD has reached out to a US production company and clearly got a nice budget to spend on FX etc (at least compared to a BBC3 budget) but then he has either forgot what TW is all about or he has been talked into a completed different approach by the US company – as I say, maybe this will work really well for US viewers…its certainly more inline with the types of US Sci-fi shows you can see on various cable stations…but I havnt spoken to anyone in the UK who is enjoying this series. I’m sure someone is 🙂


      August 5th, 2011 - 12:04pm

      I want a micky spinoff or rose or even genny the doctor daughter was just left I think RTD wanted moffet to continue that but s.Moffet only wants to use his own stuff like why the weeping angles and river song keep coming back.

  • John

    July 31st, 2011 - 12:42am

    I felt sorry for the women in the crushed car.

    • TOMMY YoureSoVain

      August 1st, 2011 - 12:08am

      Yer The Eye o’and it only just being as Rose-T would say…

      this is TORCHWOOD…
      yer i would… but this is just grate…

  • Silent456

    July 30th, 2011 - 7:57pm

    Hi booboo i missed it when it aired in America and because annoyingly America doesn’t have bbc iplayer do you know another way of watching it?

    • dr who fan 123

      July 30th, 2011 - 10:17pm

      there is no other way

    • Silent456

      July 30th, 2011 - 10:37pm

      i somehow managed to watch it it was really good 🙂

    • jedijim

      August 1st, 2011 - 8:36pm

      It’s not our fault!!!!!!!! Write your M.P., and contact BBC!!! Stop bitchin’ about America!!


    July 30th, 2011 - 6:17pm

    Where is it that is getting all the Torchwood episodes early?

    • booboo

      July 30th, 2011 - 6:18pm

      USA gets to see them 6 days before us


      July 30th, 2011 - 6:23pm

      Ok, thanks for letting me know Booboo. I was thinking it could have been somewhere in the UK because you have written it has aired in various counties. It might have been a UK county.

  • robert

    July 30th, 2011 - 4:15pm

    i really wanted to find out the name but rex shot him


    July 30th, 2011 - 1:16pm

    its obvious that the three families are aliens and the guy on the car phone thing said the families will rise

    • Boodleoo

      August 4th, 2011 - 10:30pm

      maybe it’s the family of blood!!!!!!!!!!! Or maybe not

  • jordan

    July 30th, 2011 - 4:29am

    this one looks one of the best in the series


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