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Soooooo.... Torchwood ***spoilers!***

POSTED BY: SERYN
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 07:40
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Sunday, October 22, 2006 12:23 PM

SERYN


Did you enjoy?

The main impression I had was the allusion to CSI was a bit unfortunate - it seemed to have adopted a lot of CSI Miami's bad habits (sweeping ariel shots of Cardiff, catalogue shot posing from the lead.

Whatever, I liked it, for all its miss beats, even after watching the second ep. with my mum in the room (how long has it been since you blushed so hard your ears went pink?)

But i think its going to be one of those that divides the audience,


what do y'all think?


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Sunday, October 22, 2006 12:32 PM

GROUNDED


Episode 1 was ok, but cool/unique moments were pretty thin on the ground.

Episode 2...all I can say is that particular 'concept' is so consistently lame it shouldn't even be considered as a possibility for a season 5 filler ep.

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Sunday, October 22, 2006 12:37 PM

SERYN


yes, It is a lame concept really isn't it (not to mention the fact that it gives the lead - previously seen tough guy posing on a big white building - his first real fight/action sequence against a fifteen year old girl.

I think what its problem is is some of the writers are still writing for Dr Who, which is a kiddies series really, in terms of concept and story, and when it came to the post water shed possibilities of sex and strong language they just got excitable as to choice.

But i've got high hope that its going to find its feet and a more grown up approach to story telling and turn out to be bloody good.

Or is that just wishful thinkin cause Cpt. Jack's damn hot?



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Sunday, October 22, 2006 1:04 PM

CRUITHNE3753


Pretty good... ep 1 the better. Flawed, but could develop nicely.

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The piles of powdered remains of the victims in ep 2 were a bit too neat if you ask me!



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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 8:28 AM

CHOO1701


Really enjoyed this. Lots of great stuff in it. That, and i didn't expect the ending in episode 1. Also the "pop" effect in episode 2 was funny. Can't wait for next week

Also: did anyone get the "kind of" firefly refrence in Episode 2? Went along the lines of "nobody dies alone" i think

That and doesn't Torchwood 4 disappearing sound like a certain Babylon station

so much pop culture refrencing, so little time

Can't wait for christmas and easter though. So much good Who!!!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:12 PM

GROUNDED


Quote:

Originally posted by seryn:
I think what its problem is is some of the writers are still writing for Dr Who, which is a kiddies series really, in terms of concept and story, and when it came to the post water shed possibilities of sex and strong language they just got excitable as to choice.



That's how I'd sum it up. The 'adult themes' were not dealt with in a particularly adult manner and they didn't really add anything to the episodes anyway. You have to wonder why they thought doing a (supposedly) grown-up Who was a good idea when a sizeable portion of its audience is not grown-up! It's like punishing that part of the audience because they're young... Having said that, I'm sure plenty of them will go ahead and watch it anyway.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:29 PM

SERYN


but reading through the lists of episode and writers and what is coming up (teasers in the article in SFX) it looks so interesting - especially the Noel Clark penned ep - after seeing Kidulthood, he can do grown up issues in a fresh way.

I'm staying tuned.

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway?I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:47 PM

RELFEXIVE


I've got to say I really liked it. Not the super-strongest of starting episodes but not every show gets those. But a lot of promise, and a lot of interesting ideas bubbling under. Also, a lot of links to Doctor Who; some obvious, some, ah, underhanded.

Plus, swearing and other rude words in Welsh accents, what's not to love?


My only question: how do they get to those "posing points" high up on buildings? It's all very dramatic, like Batman and that, but how?



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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:13 PM

ALIENZOOKEEPER


I don't get this. Torchwood is a Dr. Who spinoff with Captain Jack?

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 8:39 PM

SERYN


yep, the premise is that Torchwood was set up by Queen Vicky all those years ago (remember the werewolf ep?) to find and hoard alien technology to defend against aliens.

Captain Jack (though its a slow reveal on the how and why) is heading up the Cardiff branch.

It mean to be a more adult, post watershed show, but sadly so far that only means they've wedged in a load of sex and swearing (though the swearing in welsh accents is funny) but i've hopes for the future.



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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by seryn:
but reading through the lists of episode and writers and what is coming up (teasers in the article in SFX) it looks so interesting - especially the Noel Clark penned ep - after seeing Kidulthood, he can do grown up issues in a fresh way.



I didn't read those, mainly because I assumed they'd be spoilerific.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:51 AM

MRBEN


Personally, I really enjoyed it. It was lightly humourous, bit of action, reasonable plotlines. I mean - it's no Firefly, but it was good fun for a Sunday night's entertainment.

Oh, and FWIW (for those that don't already know) Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:34 AM

PURPLEBELLY


I thought the joke Matrix reference was risky too. Ill-fitting leather and enough water to ruin the coiffure looks dangerously like no-one cares.

Someone in Costume should speak up. They must know that the Hero in the Big Coat needs broad shoulders and narrow hips - not the other way round. John Barrowman is making a decent attempt at the difficult task of turning a guest role into a leading man, tho.

Someone in Fight Arrangement should speak up. They must know that if you haven't got the budget, you shouldn't even try.

Like they say, the first six episodes are a pilot. Lots of time to decide.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:09 AM

SERYN


on the contrary, they just tease enough to make you want to see them.

I did know that, the anagram thing, its what they labelled the early scripts and stuff to throw would be leaks off the scent or somthing.

John barrowman looked good in the costume - he looks everyman and very attractive - theres this tendency to make the enitrie cast of everything super gorgeous, and i think this cast, though very attractive, looks normal enough, i thought he did a good job - the question i would ask about the costume is why is he in millitary stuff? Wasn't his appreaence in the blizt part of a scam of his - i thought he was a traveller like the doctor and it was just a disguise, so why have they put him in it now?

But yes, it was fun, and entertaining, and it does look like they're going to get some great writers in.

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway?I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:40 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Quote:

Originally posted by Choo1701:
Also: did anyone get the "kind of" firefly refrence in Episode 2? Went along the lines of "nobody dies alone" i think

That and doesn't Torchwood 4 disappearing sound like a certain Babylon station



And that cog-wheel door? Deep Space 9 anyone?

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