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(Torchwood) Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Well, from the reaction so far on my friends Page everyone seems to have enjoyed the first episode of Tochwood Season 2.

Personally I loved it from pretty much the outset and also really enjoyed the comedy and also the fan references (the blatant Star Wars and Buffy ones made me grin loads both when i saw them on the big screen and again this evening).

I'm really hoping that Season 2 will be better received by the fans than Season 1 was. Season 1 was a big hit for the Who Team - both here in the UK and also very much in the US where it seems to be challenging Who for the top spot - but quite a few older Who fans weren't keen (as also abcked up by many of my friends opinions of Season 1, although I actually enjoyed most of it).

I'm really looking forward to James Marsters reprising his Captain John Hart roll later in the series and the whole of Season 2 in general :)

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madwitch
Jan. 16th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'm having to agree with you on this. I loved it.
kostika
Jan. 16th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
It was soooo good. If all of the season is like that then I think they've got a winner on their hands. Season 1 was hit and miss.
silver_blue
Jan. 17th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed it, and I'm not such a massive Who/Torchwood fan as most. Genuinely callous (but cool) villains are all good by me.
dansr
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
::whimper:: I have no access to it. I can't wait.
ravenrigan
Jan. 17th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
James Marsters and Capn Jack in very singular sort of barfight what's not to love?

I think that was the kinkiest thing I've seen for a long time (in a good way).
greeba
Jan. 17th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
Heh. I'll admit it was a vast improvement on the execrable first season. Let's see if they can keep it up past the first episode...
taryn_vee
Jan. 17th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
i have loved it from day 1 ... and last nights ep did not disappoint ... then again due to sanctions we never got the orig dr who so i prob fall into the new who fandome!
greeba
Jan. 17th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
The trouble with Torchwood is it doesn't even compare to Nu-Who. Last year's was such a mess, with unforgivably bad writing seemingly born out of a lazy reliance on the available effects and trying to be cool with the post-watershed 'adult' possibilities. Last nights did more of the same, but at least moved things around a bit and had some snappy dialogue.

The thing about old Who and other stuff of the same era was that they had no money, so the writing had to be good. At least, in the better examples of the show. Now they can make it look good, they seem to have gotten decadent and forgotten to make the effort.
taryn_vee
Jan. 17th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
i shall sky+ the lot!

i am not going to argue with you however i did enjoy the scripts of series 1 ... and the specfx's..

i guess i have no taste :P
greeba
Jan. 17th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
PS...
UKTV Drama is showing Tom Baker era Who! Sky+ the lot, some of it is the best the program ever did!
spangle_kitten
Jan. 17th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
James Marsters was so evil! So evil and manipulative in fact that I felt sorry for him when Jack turned him away...

This was a great episode, hope they all continue to be like this, I liked Season 1 - I think it was weak in places because it was still finding its feet.

The only episode I really hated though was the one where the chap had the eye thing and his mates pretended to buy it on Ebay, then he got run over and ended with his dad singing Danny Boy at his funeral, that one was crap but mainly because I kept thinking something exciting was going to happen and his friend was going to turn into an alien and Jack would appear in his big coat and save the day. I think they ran out of money on that one.
kittensandsteam
Jan. 17th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
I missed it! *sobs*
snesgirl
Jan. 17th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
i liked it lots...
I just dind't like Gwens utter LACK of charcater development or smarts.
twisted_times
Jan. 17th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: i liked it lots...

You mean Gwen's utter lack of any personality at all..?

snesgirl
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: i liked it lots...[Gwen]
well not utter lack per se, but utter lack of any seeeming character growth or at least personal principles. ... smoulder loks at jack whilst explainig that she is now engaged for instance....
twisted_times
Jan. 21st, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
Re: i liked it lots...[Gwen]

True; she's good at smouldering. She's just never really on fire (unless she gets napalmed this series, that is).

cthulahoops
Jan. 17th, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
How odd, I thought it did suck. But then Captain Jack is the most annoying character in the universe and they inflicted another just like him on us.

The plot was fairly exciting, but they could just do with some decent dialogue and a couple of characters with more than zero dimensions.
snesgirl
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm confused....
if you cannot stand acptain jack (the central character) then why watch it at all?
cthulahoops
Jan. 19th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
I usually don't but it was on, and my girlfriend likes it - so I ended up watching it.

I like Dr Who, so I thought it was worth giving it another chance. And it's not bad enough that I won't end up seeing more episodes of it if I'm about.
widow_x
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
I did enjoy the first one and the tussle in the bar with James Marsters was lovely! Yum. Looking forward to seeing him again.

However, since seeing Joseph on Beeb One last year, I keep thinking about John Barrowman, the all singing and dancing bloke, as opposed to Captain Jack, which is a very bad thing! Doesn't quite gel right for me.

I like the other characters though, and the interaction with them. I disagree about no personality, they are just different. Captain Jack is obviously the 'big' personality as they themselves agree in the episode they are nothing without him. That work's for me and all the right chemistry is there.

I'm not a huge sci fi person but I do enjoy various shows. I think it has it's own space beside Dr Who. In the same vein as the different Star Trek series had their own space alongside each other. Buffy and Angel, SG-1 and Atlantis.
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