Subject: Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 28 2008 @ 06:08 PM
By: timeflight

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Today I have watched the first 11 episodes of TW series 1. I've been putting it off for months because frankly I thought I hated it after I saw episode 1 when it first aired on BBC3.



All I can say is wow! I'm loving it! I wasn't keen on episode 2 but the rest have been ace.



It's 11pm here in the UK and I'm about to watch the final two parts, and then for series 2!



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Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 28 2008 @ 06:40 PM
By: daveac

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[QUOTE BY= timeflight] Today I have watched the first 11 episodes of TW series 1. I've been putting it off for months because frankly I thought I hated it after I saw episode 1 when it first aired on BBC3.

All I can say is wow! I'm loving it! I wasn't keen on episode 2 but the rest have been ace.

It's 11pm here in the UK and I'm about to watch the final two parts, and then for series 2![/QUOTE]

Although I do have issues with Torchwood there are two standout episodes for me.

In Series 1 - Out of Time

And Series 2 - the last episode - Exit Wounds

Cheers, daveac


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 28 2008 @ 06:49 PM
By: tarashnat

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Like every series, it has its stronger and weaker stories.

I remember reading during the filming of the first series that the executive producers were not totally pleased with what they saw early on in the production and put more focus in the oversight of production. Most people would agree that the series improved as it went on, the only difference is the number of episodes it took for the series to hit its stride.


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 28 2008 @ 07:08 PM
By: timeflight

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Yes Dave, I liked Out of time too - a brilliant idea. Countycide really freaked me out! Random shoes was an interesting one, reminded me of Love and Monsters a little bit. And I didn't realise that Mickey Smith wrote the one where the weevils were getting kidnapped.


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Posted on: August 28 2008 @ 07:26 PM
By: Justice

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i couldn't get into torchwood.

and beleive me i tried! it's just that it doesn't click with me. i mean, all the mature content feels like it was forced in there. like they were trying to hard to say "this show is for adults!!"

and that episode with the little village family of cannibals, they pretty much stole that idea from the texas chainsaw massacre.


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 29 2008 @ 05:12 AM
By: Tardis-Knight

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For me - both series were a complete roller-coaster, swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous.

There were a couple of episodes that I hated, but there were was some great stuff.

If you've not seen series 2 don't read this;

For me, series 2 was far stronger, but having seen him shot and supposedly killed in an astonishingly good episode, the whole sort of but not quite un-dead Owen thing completely got on my nerves. But then the final episode was a masterpiece that wrapped it all up nicely.

I thought series 2 was definitely the stronger. In places I'd even go so far as to say it was exceptional.



Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 29 2008 @ 05:16 AM
By: Tin-Dog-Podcast

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I still think the best ep from season 1 was the one with the fairy folk.


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: August 31 2008 @ 04:02 PM
By: torchkat

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[QUOTE BY= Tin-Dog-Podcast] I still think the best ep from season 1 was the one with the fairy folk. [/QUOTE]

Small Worlds?

I much prefer Season 2 to season 1 mainly because I'm a fan of Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) and his parts are quite small in Season 1. Also because I found the first season seemed rather cold and distant. The actors meshed better in the second season and production seemed far better.


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Posted on: August 31 2008 @ 07:07 PM
By: Linquel

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I liked Day One, but that's probably just 'cause I thought the actress who played Carys was cute. Smile


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Posted on: September 01 2008 @ 04:39 AM
By: Louis

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[QUOTE BY= torchkat]
I much prefer Season 2 to season 1 mainly because I'm a fan of Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) and his parts are quite small in Season 1. Also because I found the first season seemed rather cold and distant. The actors meshed better in the second season and production seemed far better. [/QUOTE]

I agree, they really fleshed out his character in series 2 compared to series 1 where he was little more than Alfred the butler in Batman.

Cheers,
Louis


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: September 01 2008 @ 04:36 PM
By: Tardis-Knight

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I think Alfred might have a view on that, Louis!


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: September 01 2008 @ 06:25 PM
By: Semiyon

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[QUOTE BY= torchkat] I'm a fan of Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) and his parts are quite small in Season 1. Also because I found the first season seemed rather cold and distant. [/QUOTE]

Are these two statements related ?


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: September 01 2008 @ 09:09 PM
By: torchkat

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[QUOTE BY= Semiyon]
Are these two statements related ?[/QUOTE]

They both explain why I prefer Season 2.

- Bigger Ianto role
- Better meshed cast.


Bitten the TW bullet

Posted on: September 12 2008 @ 03:06 PM
By: timeflight

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I've just finished watching the last episode of series 2. Quite shocked by the ending! Really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would. I'm going to listen to the radio 4 episode later.


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