Right-o chaps, just to clarify, before anyone jumps at me, the following points must be understood:
This is not a complaint.
This is not anti-American.
This is not a discussion of filming LOCATION.
Too often have I seen this topic descend into Brit's being arsey to the yanks, and the yanks screaming anti-American hate. It's not about that. I don't intend this topic to be a cross-continental pissing contest.
We ALL know that there are vast differences between British and American film and television, anyone who doesn't accept that is deluded. Every nation produces a unique contribution to world cinema, quality regardless. A British romance is likely to be quite different from a US romance, just as British thrillers/sci-fi etc tend to be different. It can come down to a lot, including filming techniques, lighting, etc etc etc.
I personally feel there are times, when Torchwood: Miracle Day feels quite American. Understandable, there are US writers involved, but I'd like to discuss this occurence properly, without it being dismissed as a bad thing, or 'Brits complaining'.
I kind of noticed it with some of the filming scenes, I think notably the Assasin and his introduction was very American, some of the camera angles and dialogue felt, to me, very CSI. I'd also say that the ending of Middle Men, with Gwen's motorbike escape was a particularly US moment, though in this case, because of what happened, not the filming techniques.
Obviously, I also think there's retainment of British techniques as well, so I'm not saying Torchwood has gone totally American...