You don't have to watch them at the same time. I'd go through a whole series, then jump shows. The way we did it was we watched the first Torchwood series after Doctor Who Series 2. Then alternate.... back to Doctor Who for Series 3, Torchwood Series 2, Doctor Who Series 4, then Torchwood: Children of Earth (which is freaking awesome).
I personally like to pretend the American Torchwood (Miracle Day) doesn't exist.
they have some intertwined characters and what not, so i would recommend watching a bit of doctor who before moving on to torchwood. but you could realistically watch torchwood and understand what is going on without ever watching any doctor who IMO.
Check Fandango for November 25th. They're showing Day of the Doctor in some theaters across the US. Got my tickets for the Nashville showing. One night, one time only. I couldn't get it to come up on the computer, so try the app if you have it.
I was watching an episode last night, I think it was Planet of the Ood but don't quote me, where Donna sees Rose and I gasped so loudly Jim wanted to be sure I was okay
Oh god, I couldn't for the life of me like Donna OR Rose. Rose got a little bit more from me because she was the first companion I was introduced to, but god did I hate Donna. Give me Martha, Amy, Clara, or Cpt. Jack any day and I'll be a happy man.
I had a friend who was so terribly excited about sharing something at my party on Saturday. We got it hooked up and played... and I'm tickled pink cause she and two other friends have started a Glam Trock band (Trock = Timelord Rock)!