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Some discussion regarding Torchwood C of E and some cold facts regarding narrative structure/resolution:

Spoilers for everything )
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Spoilers for Torchwood C of E through episode 4 )
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Torchwood, I'm just 13 episodes away from finishing Avatar and I'm also trying very hard to get some writing done; did you have to have a mini-marathon this week? You couldn't have checked my schedule first? Nooooo, you couldn't, could you. I can't even save the episodes for later because I won't be able to read half my flist's posts, that's all anyone's talking about.

But Children of Earth is a great deal of fun. Shouldn't be complaining. I'm a little bewildered as to why everyone thinks it's the best Torchwood stuff evar; it's typical, solid Torchwood to me, which means it's fun and you've got to turn off your brain a bit and eat up the Captain Jack Bi-fabulous fanservice as it comes. Which I've never had a problem doing for Torchwood. MOAR BOYKISSING POPCORN PLZ.
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Hey, Doctor Who/Torchwood fans!

The lead character on Knight Rider (Look, I don't watch it, but my default is NBC when the tv's on and I'm not watching anything, 'k?) just walked into his fictional workplace dressed for Halloween as Captain Jack Harkness. And they had the "Isn't he gay?" "He's omnisexual!" exchanges!
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I laughed and I laughed and I laughed.

Link from [livejournal.com profile] tulimeeria:

Torchwood Series 2 Finale Upsets Even Hitler

Someone took a 4-minute clip from the German film Downfall and made an effing hilarious subtitle track. Spoilers for Torchwood series 2, natch.
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It's odd how I enjoy Torchwood but don't necessarily think it's that good. Can't really put it into words: it's not the acting (the acting's the best part), it's not the scripts (no real wincers anywhere), it's not the plot (some of 'em are not at all bad for SF television)...I think the pacing is just off in general. Which Doctor Who suffers from as well, many a time.

So I'm done trying to explain Torchwood. Anyone asks me why I like it, I'm going to quote them this Monty Python sketch, from episode 42, and tell them, I like Torchwood 'cos when you get down to it, it's like this made flesh:
"Coming to this cinema soon! The tender compassionate story of one man's love for another man in drag. THRILL! to the excitement of a night emission over Germany. When the pilot, Jennifer, has to choose between his secret love for Louis, the hot-bloodedly bi-sexual navigator and Andy, the rear gunner, who, though quite assertive with girls, tends to take the submissive role in his relationships with men. And sensational Mexican starlet, Rosetta Nixon, plays the head of bomber command, whose passion for sea-birds ends in tragedy. With Ginger, as the half-man, half-woman, parrot whose unnatural instincts brought forbidden love in the aviary. And Roger as Pip, the half-parrot, half-man, half-woman, three-quarter badger, ex-bigamist negro preacher, for whom banjo-playing was very difficult, and he never mastered it although he took several courses and went to banjo college ... er ... and everything ... don't miss it!"
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My thoughts on the Torchwood Season Finale are all here, so go there and read everyone else's thoughts too.

Thoughts on the Battlestar Galactica opener--really don't have any beyond, "OOOOH! My shiny show!"

Thoughts on the Doctor Who opener: without being spoilery, who's already transcribed the silent scene so that I can get all the nuances?

(Anticipate spoilers in the comments.)
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Science and storytelling blather for Torchwood's "A Day in the Death"...

Spoilers for Torchwood 2.08 and the trailer for next week )
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My delayed, not-until-the-credits response to the first episode of this season's Torchwood that completely blew away all other reactions?

A little spoilery but mostly embarrassing )
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So I have finished watching all of Torchwood, yay! Means I can start reading all of your posts on the show without worrying about spoilers and can summarize my own thoughts.

Torchwood is a fun show that can't be taken too seriously; if you're picking apart the why of Torchwood's--the organization's--importance and its relevance to the cases it encounters, you're not gonna have a good time with it. This is not to excuse pacing, character development, or any elements of storytelling or filming that can go wrong and invite criticism. Criticise away if that's what's bugging you.

What makes me particularly forgiving of this show, of course, is its From here on out it's spoilery for the whole season, click if you don't mind )

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