Torchweek!

Jul. 7th, 2009 12:04 pm
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
[personal profile] shinyjenni
The BBC have kindly put Torchwood on BBC1, a channel I can actually get, so I watched it As It Happened.

- GWEN GWEN GWEN GWEN GWEN. "Sci-fi superbase. No really," and her little wave! Her conversation with Rhys about going to England: "Have you got currency?"/"Yes, and I've had all my shots." Welsh people doing English jokes for a change, ♥ I also really liked that Rhys was laid back about her missing the house viewing; I feel like we've done the "Rhys gets annoyed at Gwen's job" thing enough times now and it's nice to see that they've moved on from that.

- "Are you two having shenanigans in the dark?" The team dynamic was great, they all seem really comfortable with each other, I like that in my fiction.

- The scene between Ianto and his sister was very nicely played, they really convinced me that they were siblings. AND THEN KIDS STOLE THE TORCHMOBILE, EXCELLENT.

- I kept expecting Peter Capaldi to turn into a penguin. Even though I am am fairly sure he is not really Proper Frobisher, every now and then there would be a portentous shot of him alone in his office and something in my brain would go "PENGUIN TIEM NAO!" Oh dear.

- I do not believe that Spears could really have had "Hastings" as her password. Even my passwords have to be more complicated than that and I just work for a university! And that's not even getting into her a) giving her password to the New Girl b) out loud, so that anyone wandering past could hear it. Tut tut.

- Ages ago when I saw Rupesh's name in the list of new characters I thought he probably wouldn't survive all five episodes. But treacherous and dead before the end of part one? Disappointing.

- "Is this a good time to mention that I lost the car?" Snerk.

- I fear that UNIT might be DOING EVIL. This makes me not be happy as there is only so much pretending they are just ICIS masquerading as UNIT that I can manage.

- So much love for the way they found out about the bomb, very nicely done.

- Basically despite some criticisms I really enjoyed that, there was action and snark and character stuff and scariness and it was all very nicely balanced. Needs more Nick Briggs, though.

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Date: 2009-07-07 11:23 am (UTC)
evil_plotbunny: (team)
From: [personal profile] evil_plotbunny
Welsh people doing English jokes for a change, ♥

I've come to the rather odd conclusion that Wales is to England as Canada is to the US. :)

There is still tiem for PENGUIN TIEM. You never can tell with Whifferdills. :)

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Date: 2009-07-07 11:35 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
It's possible! Four episodes left... *waits expectantly for penguiny goodness*

I've come to the rather odd conclusion that Wales is to England as Canada is to the US. :)
Hee! That's probably not too far off...

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:17 pm (UTC)
evil_plotbunny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] evil_plotbunny
There must be penguins. Torchwood needs penguins!

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:43 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (seven ace hex)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
Everything needs penguins!

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Date: 2009-07-07 02:38 pm (UTC)
evil_plotbunny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] evil_plotbunny
This is trufax.

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:30 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Jack Martha Walking Away Journey's End)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
I do not believe the Black Ops team blowing up Jack are UNIT - there's nothing in that first ep to say they are with UNIT...

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:42 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (benton unit)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
No, that's true - I'm just a bit twitchy about how UNIT gets portrayed on Torchwood!

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:44 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewar)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Well they don't get portrayed any better on DW, to be honest. Rusty seems determined to trash them in favour of his Sekrit Alien Hunting Organisation (which really aren't sekrit at all! *rolls eyes*)

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:52 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (brigadier)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
No, they don't. It's so frustrating! I'm sure there's room for both of them to be good, though different.

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Date: 2009-07-07 02:55 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Brig & SJS DWM Cover)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Yes! RTD just lacks the imagination - hopefully Moffat will do it better...

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stoplookingup.livejournal.com
The TW SUV is a riot -- first, it says the name of the secret organization right on it, and now, it gets boosted by a bunch of joyriding kids. It is the symbol of TW incompetence!

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Date: 2009-07-07 01:43 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (outdoors team torchwood)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
It is! And they seem to embracing that, which I love.

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Date: 2009-07-07 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infinitejoys.livejournal.com
When Jack and Ianto were leaving the hospital and Jack replied "Never heard of it!" to Rupesh's "You're Torchwood!" (or something akin to that), I was practically yelling at my screen, "IT'S WRITTEN ON YOUR CAR!!"

Oh Torchwood. Never change.

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Date: 2009-07-07 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stoplookingup.livejournal.com
In fact I think Rupesh said it because he read it on the car.

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Date: 2009-07-07 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infinitejoys.livejournal.com
I kept expecting Peter Capaldi to turn into a penguin. Even though I am am fairly sure he is not really Proper Frobisher, every now and then there would be a portentous shot of him alone in his office and something in my brain would go "PENGUIN TIEM NAO!" Oh dear.

YES. EVERY WORD OF THIS.

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Date: 2009-07-07 09:01 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (outdoors team torchwood)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
I am even beginning to think that Peter Capaldi looks a bit like a penguin. HELP.

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Date: 2009-07-07 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-smut-fairy.livejournal.com
Ah, Torchwood's on! Thank you for posting (See, I told you I could rely on you to pay attention to such things so I don't ave to!)

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Date: 2009-07-07 09:02 pm (UTC)
ext_23287: (gwen happy)
From: [identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
It is! It's on every night this week.

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