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     Sunday, February 24 2008 @ 03:48 PM EST
    Right, I watched episodes one and two of Torchwood series 1 and wasn't keen. I'm thinking of giving it another go but shall I go back to series one or start with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? My finger is hovering over the 'buy' button in iTunes right now!

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     Sunday, February 24 2008 @ 06:47 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  timeflight] Right, I watched episodes one and two of Torchwood series 1 and wasn't keen. I'm thinking of giving it another go but shall I go back to series one or start with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? My finger is hovering over the 'buy' button in iTunes right now!


    I suppose you can jump to series 2 and then eventually go back and catch up on series 1. So far (7 episodes into series 2) there hasn't been anything too drastic that drawing upon events occurring in series 1 in series 2.

    There are a few references to a character and events taking place in series 1 in episode 7 of series 2 (Dead Man Walking), but you still can get through the episode without having had seen the previous episode in question here.

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     Sunday, February 24 2008 @ 11:09 PM EST

    I say go for it... series two is much better so far (on average) than series one, but there are some gems towards the end of series one. Also, everyone has different tastes and opinions. Series one garnered the highest viewing figures on BBC America ever, Though most of the stories are stand alones, there are certain continuity elements that due tie the two series together. Series two is enriched because it improves and builds on series one. Others may think otherwise, but I say go for it.

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     Sunday, February 24 2008 @ 11:49 PM EST
    Hmmmmm, I kinda think you do need series 1. I can't see episode 7 making a hell of a lot of emotional sense without some grounding in series 1. I think episode 3 requires "Out of Time" for a full explanation of the emotional subtext between Owen and Tosh. While series 2 is largely avoiding a lot of the mistakes of series 1, it's not chucked the baby out with the bath water. It's cherry picking the best bits of series 1 and using them for character development.

    The problem, of course, is that if you watch series 1 you run the risk of giving up on the series entirely, judging from some people's reactions, especially to the earlier episodes of the first series. But really, series 2 has been quite a fun ride, and it's well worth going through the "doldrums" of seres 1.

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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 04:06 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  timeflight] Right, I watched episodes one and two of Torchwood series 1 and wasn't keen. I'm thinking of giving it another go but shall I go back to series one or start with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? My finger is hovering over the 'buy' button in iTunes right now!


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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 09:14 AM EST
    I'd say watch series 1 first, with the knowledge that it gets better in series 2. It gives you the continuity and it's interesting to watch the show evolve. Just know that it does get better.

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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 10:13 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  sarahbot] I'd say watch series 1 first, with the knowledge that it gets better in series 2. It gives you the continuity and it's interesting to watch the show evolve. Just know that it does get better.


    I'd say at least watch Episode 10 'Out of Time' - the best of series 1 to my mind.

    Does include adult scenes of course.

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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 12:53 PM EST
    Darren -

    At least be familiar with Season One's pilot, "Everything Changes"... then yeah, go on and jump ahead to Season Two.

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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 05:51 PM EST
    Cheers for the advice everyone Big Grin Bit of a mixed bag!

    I've seen episodes 1 & 2 of series 1, and now I'm going to jump into series 2. I'm a bit scared!

    I will take the Tin Dog's advice and find an alternative source to iTunes!!

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