So, Torchwood...

bartelby

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What did people think of it?

The first one seemed pretty good, but the second one was a touch lame.

Also why do all the Cardiff locals have Valley's accents?
 

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bartelby said:
What did people think of it?

The first one seemed pretty good, but the second one was a touch lame.

Also why do all the Cardiff locals have Valley's accents?
Cool, I hadn't realised that it had already begun. I'll let you know sometime later today, once I've acquired the episodes...
 

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I didn't watch it, but is it just me whos noticed that its an anagram of Doctor Who... It's by the same people, right? :confused:

It's not just you. It's a well known jot of info.
When they were filming the first series of Dr. Who they filed the episodes under the name Torchwood to keep them secret.
It is the same people.
 

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I think it'll grow on me.

Lots of comedy, lots of swearing, a fair amount of spraying blood and now and again some good acting.
 

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Yeah , I quite enjoyed it.

It was suitably dark in tone, and more violent than I was expecting, and made for pretty good viewing in an otherwise poor Sunday evening schedule.

Think it will get better as it goes along, I'll admit that the second episode wasn't as good as the first one, but thats possibly because it was kind of a rehash of Spieces starring Natasha Henstridge.

All in all though it is great seeing the BBC throwing their full weight (and a decent sized budget) behind new edgy drama like this. I hope the viewing figures on BBC3 will be enough to sustain it in the long run, and that when its shown on BBC1/2 it will garner as much attention. Will definately stick with this one as it develops further.

EDIT:-

Viewing figures on BBC3 were VERY good apparantly. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6077078.stm
 

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I was curious by the hype so I watched it. Agree exactly with you. First was good, second read like a bunch of schoolkids who had been handed script-writing gear and told 'You can do ADULT stuff! Wahey!"

That Captain Harkess character guy is a damned good looking man. I am completely straight but I feel I need to say that. I like the lead(? I assume) actress too. A sort of everywoman but struck me as the best actor out of the lot and rather attractive in a low-key way. Or is that just me.
 

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It's out already?!? Good holdover until Doctor Who premieres...

Acquiring episodes now. :) :D
 

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Another Who series filmed in Cardiff?

Hell, I'm not in the UK and I'm already sick of Cardiff! I can't imagine how frustrating it must be for you Brits! :D
 

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Abulia said:
Another Who series filmed in Cardiff?

Hell, I'm not in the UK and I'm already sick of Cardiff! I can't imagine how frustrating it must be for you Brits! :D

I live 14 miles from Cardiff, in Newport where a fair amount of Dr Who was filmed.


Chrismcfall
- I'm originally from Coventry though!
 

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Sesshi said:
That Captain Harkess character guy is a damned good looking man. I am completely straight but I feel I need to say that.
It'll be that attraction inducing spray that's doing that to you. ;)

I've seen the first episode, which wasn't that bad, and I've still got the second episode to watch. We'll see.
 

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I missed most of this, season one csi on five us was more tempting, anybody got any idea when its repeated on bbc3? Dont want to watch it on two, as i think some cuts will probably be made.
 

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Chrismcfall said:
I missed most of this, season one csi on five us was more tempting, anybody got any idea when its repeated on bbc3? Dont want to watch it on two, as i think some cuts will probably be made.

Tomorrow 10:30pm-ish!
 

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I thought it was really good! I loved the bit with the rat exploding. :p
 

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I thought it was a suspenseless, artificial photocopy of the Doctor Who formula, complete with alternative Rose, Mickey, even an alternative Doctor who "can't die," all under the pretense of "adult," which apparently means random injections of swearing, sex, and spurting blood. For a show that's supposed to be "gritty" and "real," it has an astonishing lack of complexity and refuses to challenge the audience in any meaningful way. The plots (and the music, and...) are tedious and illogical and manufactured to support predictable "emotional moments," and the emotional moments are resolved with flippant ease.

But then I think this about much of the new Doctor Who, also.
 

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Finally got around to watching it, and I found it wasn't great, but not terrible either. Definitely worth watching for the next little while, hopefully it'll mature well.

The preview for this week's episodes didn't exactly inspire confidence either, something about ghosts, and then a few disjointed scenes that didn't really reveal anything coherent.
 

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I thought the first episode was quite good, but the second was poor. As soon as Gwen started with the "you've been down here so long you've forgotten what it's like to be human" stuff I decided I probably wont continue watching the series.

Sean :)
 

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Hmm, I didn't even know about the program I just switched it over last week and watched the two episodes in a go (i thought it was just 1 really long episode).

I recognised the American guy from Dr Who (not that I am a big fan) and suspected a link especially the fact that it was filmed in crappy Cardiff.

The first one was quite good actually and the second was pretty awful.

It's on in about 40 mins, so I gotta decide if I should watch that or Untold Scandal that I recently got on Dvd.

 

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Ep.5 Small World

They must've departed from the usual set of directors, but Small Worlds' pacing and direction seemed oddly misplaced in the Torchwood series. It lacked energy and suspense.

Overall, story was a bit flat.
 
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