I was one of the many voices pleading to the TV gods to bring back Torchwood… even though they already killed off two of my favourite characters, aside from Captain Jack Harkness, of course.
Now, I am afraid. Now, I’m wondering if it’s going to be a “be careful what you wish for” scenario. Because Torchwood is coming back, but not though BBC.
One of the things I find delightful about British shows is the ease they have about presenting potentially controversial topics. I rarely see this in American or Canadian programming. If you saw both versions of Life on Mars, you‘re probably well aware of this phenomenon.
Captain Jack Harkness is a blatant and unapologetic omnisexual, and for me, that’s a huge part of his character and a huge part of his charm. All of the regular characters had some sort of same sex interactions at some point during the show without any weirdness or the sense of “look, ma, we’re being edgy.”
It worries me that moving Torchwood to Starz will stifle or change what is such a vital part of Captain Jack’s character, and Captain Jack IS Torchwood (as far as I’m concerned). If you lose your center, the whole thing will crumble. But if you’re interested, here’s some pics of the new cast.
My fears probably won’t stop me from convincing the hubby we REALLY need to add Starz to our already obscene cable package, but I’m going to spend the days leading up to its debut afraid an American reimagining will destroy a show I adore.