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Quick Torchwood 2x02 thoughts

January 23rd, 2008 (09:52 pm)

2.02 Sleeper.

Huh. Bit of a slow mover for some reason. Quite a bit of stuff happened in the ep, but the whole thing felt slow, almost sedate. Maybe it was because there were no real surprises in the storyline, things wrapped up just how you'd expect and you could happily miss this episode and never notice.

Almost Torchwood-lite. Diet Torchwood?


Some very good lines - Ianto getting the majority of the goodies. But then he does know everything. And nice shaking in that chair. *grin*

Glaring plothole - if they're invulnerable and only Beth and the last guy got their Invincible button turned off, then how the hell did the other two die? Their own explosives? Hi, we're gonna make you unkillable except for these bombs that we're now gonna arm you with...

The CB radio was a nice idea, and twas even more fun to see it taped to their wing mirror from then onwards. Lucky thing the CB back deep down underground in TW HQ was turned on.

Overall, No sense of urgency thoughout and not even in the car on the way to a nuclear meltdown, Jack seemed way over the top at times in his shouting, and the prosethics on the evil alien hand were really not good. If last week was 8 out of ten, this was a 5 or a 6. There was nothing wrong with it, just... nothing outstanding about it.

Twas meh.

Comments

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)

Definitely quite meh.

I am liking the new improved version of Ianto. "He is quite dashing, isn't he?" made me giggle!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: January 24th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

Almost as good as last week's "It is much more interesting when he's around though." gag.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: January 24th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
bubbleBeeGrifyn

I suspect he'll be the source of much amusement throughout the series!

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: January 24th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
Smile!

I'm planning to watch it again on Catch Up just so I can listen to Ianto's snarky lines. How much do I love the new Ianto? Lots! I'll be writing some Ianto/? when I get back into writing again.

I liked bits of it - Character wise I liked Gwen, less whiny about the job she has to do, she seems more accepting of the methods they use. I keep looking for Gwen/Owen and wonder if the S1 sex was it or whether they will show anything else? Owen seems less irritating, more professional which from my point of view makes him hotter. Tosh seems more confident, bigger somehow. And Jack? Well Jack's just.....Jack. :-D

Can't wait for the team to meet Martha.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: January 24th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
Slow day... (Tumbleweed)

They've definitely tweaked the characters somewhat, smoothed them out in ways. Though Jack is much more closer to S1 Doctor Who now than S1 Torchwood.

Posted by: Anthony (anthon1)
Posted at: January 24th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)

Pretty much my take on it. I've only seen the first episode of S1, the first of S2 and this, and it felt like a big let-down, really; a fairly standard sci-fi plot-line that ended well with the predictable 'there already here' gag. Competent, but uninspiring.

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