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Torchwood - First Impressions

OK, so the first two episodes of Torchwood, the Doctor Who spin-off, have been aired on BBC3. Repeated on BBC on Wednesday.

I'm so glad I caught them tonight as it means I can try and get anyone who missed them to watch them on Wednesday and maybe even watch it again myself if I can spare the time.

Torchwood was very good. It was definitly a pleasent surprise to discover it was even better than I thought it would be (unlike the still lacklustre Robin Hood on BBC 1). I haven't been gripped by a new series so much since I first watched Firefly actually.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed Doctor Who with Eccleston and Tennant but niether grabbed me with the 'wow' and 'chuckle' factor that Torchwood did this evening.

Episode One was a good introduction to the group and Episode 2 really had me laughing in places. Especially the way the security guard discovered the first murder :p

I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series and John Barrowman and Eve Myles make a good centre pairing

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wyrdo
Oct. 23rd, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
But let the Welsh jokes end.
christ1974
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
The Writer is Welsh so he's the only one who could get away with it I only noticed one and as an honorary welshman I found it hilarious as it was spot on!
mrmmarc
Oct. 23rd, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
The Welsh jokes MAKE the series.
Mostly because a nation who can laugh at itself makes the world love it!
Funniest VERY Welsh line...
"Lets put an APB out... on an alien knobbin' people to death!"

There were tears!
christ1974
Oct. 23rd, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
If you like that.....
If you like the Welsh taking the piss out of themselves then have a look at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/05/17/very_annie_mary_2001_review.shtml

Very Annie Mary.

I saw it on my first weekend in Wales (Required viewing for a Visa I was told)

It very accruately - no joke - Decribes "Valley Life" in Wales at first glance one might hink it was set at somepoint in the 80's or earlier however later in the movie you see that it is actually set in 2001.

My favourite line from the movie:

"I haven't been to Cardiff since the Rabbit Died!"

Nearly every Welsh Actor you know is in it from Johnathan Pryce to Ruth Maddoc.

It is a must see!
redtint
Oct. 23rd, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Can't wait for it to make the jump over here to the states. Really want to see it.

Sadly we'll probably get the Robin Hood series first.
scimon
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
Plus it means that those of us still mired in the twentieth century with peasant TV can actually watch it.

Though I was on a train back from Aberdeen when it was on anyway.
tooth_fairy
Oct. 23rd, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
It was fab, fab, fab
widow_x
Oct. 23rd, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Accents
I loved the first two episodes - the writing had some substance to it which lacked in some of Doctor Who and it wasn't exactly 'safe' with the whole sex thing in the second episode.

Don't get me wrong, really liked Doctor Who but it wasn't mindblowing.

I liked the fact that it is set in Cardiff with amusing comments about the other offices (one having been in Glasgow). Unfortunately, I'm not over-the-moon about the Cardiff accent but I'll just have to cope as it's obviously part of the territory.

The two leads are good and def. have some chemistry there.

Robin Hood so far, was very looking forward (fan of old airy fairy series, me), it's a bit duff so far.

It's almost Spooks territory! :)
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