About a third of the way into Torchwood Series 2, I'm still not convinced that John Barrowman is a leading man.
He's supposed to be over-the-top as Capt. Jack Harkness, I know, and he can be over-the-top in sometimes subtle ways, I've seen that, but I still don't sense that that's modulated enough for it to be a well-rounded enough performance. It's a taste I maybe don't "get" when I see him in concentrated doses, as opposed to his supporting work on Doctor Who, which I think works better. And maybe my feelings will be different once I watch the rest of this season, and later when I watch Torchwood: Children of Earth. (No spoilers!)
There's plenty of other stuff making it rewarding for me to watch Torchwood, though (science fiction, time travel, the emotions of the episodes, and *cough* Eve Myles *cough*), so I'll keep going.