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January 31st, 2008


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06:59 pm - I really do need more Torchwood icons, I'm just too lazy to get some
I'm not entirely sure why, but I haven't a real lot to say about this week's Torchwood. Which isn't a criticism of the episode at all - I enjoyed it more than last weeks, really, and think that in plotting terms it's the best of S2 so far - I just... have very little to say about it at the moment.

Maybe I'm tired, maybe I'm distracted, maybe I'm just in an odd mood.

Well, I'll say my little bit.


First thought: Helen Raynor is so much better at the smaller personal stories than the big flashy stuff. Even though I don't dislike the S3 Dalek eps half as much as some people, I do think that she the Who bosses should perhaps give her episodes to write that play to her strengths a little more.

Second thought: I could not get over how much Tommy looked like movie!Neville Longbottom with a hair cut. I know the actors are brothers, but the similarity - not just appearance, but even the characters they were playing - weirded me out at times.

Third thought: You know, Naoko Mori is a really good actress when she's actually given stuff to do. I'd never really noticed before.

(Digression to My Thoughts On Torchwood ActorsTM: Burn Gorman's the best actor of the lot, though it's taken until S2 before I would consider Owen a decent human being. Eve Myles is also quite good, she just has to work against some at times rather dodgy scripting for Gwen. Gareth David-Lloyd really should stay away from emo cryface, but has killer comic timing. And I talked about John Barrowman last week)

Fourth thought: It was nice to see a bit more timey-wimey stuff, even if it was all just a bit of a MacGuffin to set up the tragic romance.

Fifth thought: They were totally mining the jumpy spooky atmosphere ghost story schtick in the hospital scenes.

Sixth thought: Okay, I'll admit it, I teared up when Tosh said the "brave and handsome hero" bit at the end.

Final thought: They're so totally setting up Tosh/Owen, aren't they?

On one hand, even if Owen is a lot more likable this series, I'm not entirely certain I want that. On the other, it'd be nice to see one of RTD's patent "non-white character unrequietedly in love with someone who prefers the white girl/boy" actually get her man for once.

ETA: Apparently I had no thoughts on the Jack/Ianto kiss. Huh.


ETA2: 1918!Torchwood fic. There should be some.
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From:nostalgia_lj
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
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If I hadn't heard stuff about how she's all unrequited and nothing about Tosh/Owen happening, then I'd be thinking they were going with it. Because Owen's being oddly nice to her this year.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
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It was definitely unrequited in S1, what with Owen doing everyone but her to the point of complete obliviousness.

That said, I think they're between seasons reworking might have changed things a bit, and they've changed their mind on that. I actually hope so (that or Owen's become the unrequited one), just to break the subtextual pattern.
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From:nostalgia_lj
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
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I would LOL hard if Owen is unrequitedly in love with Tosh now. VERY MUCH LOL.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
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You wouldn't be alone there, actually.
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From:marymac
Date:January 31st, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
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He would so deserve it.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Poetic justice, really.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
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Andrew and Matthew Lewis. Yes, brothers.
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From:cedara
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
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Hee! I didn't know that!
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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I so need that "The more you know" macro right now.
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From:malaleen
Date:January 31st, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
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I rather thought the Jack/Ianto kiss was out of place in the episode. With the focus of the episode being on Tosh and Tommy, I wasn't quite sure of the reasoning to suddenly start seeing J/I making out. But then again, I'm not a fan of the Jack/Ianto relationship anyway.

And I never made the connection of Andrew Lewis to Matt Lewis. Of course, I didn't know the actor's name who played Tommy either, but I also didn't notice the resemblance.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I like it, actually, but it's not my reason for watching the show or anything like some people.

Really? I thought that the appearance alone would have made a connection obvious.
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From:__kali__
Date:January 31st, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Apparently I had no thoughts on the Jack/Ianto kiss. Huh.

You're about the only person not to.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm trying to work out what that says about me, actually.
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From:ionlylurkhere
Date:January 31st, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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There definitely needs to be 1918 fic.

I am not at all writing pr0n of Harriet/Gerald.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 31st, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Oooh....

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