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21 February 2008 @ 09:16 am
After we watched Torchwood last night we decided to play "just a couple of games" before bed - so I settled into some q4 & J into Burnout ... and then somehow it was an hour & a half later and well past bedtime :/ As a result I'm knackered this morning.

Torchwood was pretty good. I'd been thoroughly spoiled for the end (we watched Reset last night, and not the next one) as the internets are an episode ahead of us. So the shock wasn't so much of a shock. But still quite effective, for all that. Well, for Torchwood, anyway. We were talking about it afterwards - the show has good ideas, the core of the story is normally pretty good. It's just it isn't believeable when they actually tell the story. Not quite sure why, but really it's not.
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magidmagid on February 21st, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
I saw four Torchwood eps a couple of nights ago, and I agree: the basic stories are decent, but they just don't hang together as well as they might. I keep seeing little things that don't quite work. Still, I like them enough to keep watching...
Margaretpling on February 21st, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Which season are you watching? I think season 2's been a bit more consistent so far, character-wise (although they aren't all the same character they were in season 1 ...).

It's definitely in the fun-but-don't-think-too-hard category though ;)
magidmagid on February 21st, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Season 2. One of the eps I saw Tuesday was "Meat"; I don't remember the names of the others.
contents under pressure / handle with care: entertainment - sci-figraphxgrrl on February 21st, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
I think one of the things I struggle with on Torchwood is actually that I've seen enough scifi over the years that often they end trotting out plot cliches I'm familiar with--and with the show being cheesy enough already... Well, they don't really need an additional handicap to overcome. The recent Adam episode sticks out to me on that front particularly.

I've just learned to turn my brain off at this point, more enjoyable that way. ;)
Margaretpling on February 21st, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Mmm, that's not quite what I meant - I mean when it's boiled down there's not really many, if any, new plots to be had. It's more that they have these good story ideas, and you can almost see what they're trying to do, but they don't quite do it ...

But yes, turning the brain off & going with the handwavy-flow is best :)
Natalie Currie: Geek Attack!rubymurray on February 21st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
I think
The story they tell isn't believable because the show just feels so amateurish, from the acting right through to the directing.
Margaretpling on February 21st, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: I think
Yeah, that could be it :) It seems rather odd though, as I'm sure there's supposed to be overlap between the Torchwood team & the Dr Who team, and one seems to read about people being involved in other things ... so you'd think they'd have more professionalism available.