Torchwood is an acronym for Dr. Who (spelt out) and the name was used to fool studio people so they wouldn't view the new episodes before their release. Now it is its own spin off from the modern version of the show. It features a bunch of uninteresting characters who are all bisexual, curse like sailors (do they have a FCC in the UK?), and are in change of fighting off aliens and taking their technology so that humanity can better fight further threats. Regardless that this gang of five seems very incompetent and understaffed to do this task, the first season also proceeds to not have any episodes about their primary mission. For all my dislike of the premise and characters, I still kind of like the show due to the occasional really well done acting.