Torchwood - possible spoilers

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Torchwood - possible spoilers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:20 pm

Anyone watching the new series of Torchwood on the BBC?

I've been watching it through the BBC iPlayer and have been really impressed with it so far. Of course, being set in and filmed in Cardiff, I have fun location spotting. :D
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28664
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Jason » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:21 pm

I've been watching it Tony and really enjoying it. Will probably have to wait until after the weekend to watch the final part though.
TCOM-12 - Ludeum in tympanus
Editor Discworld Monthly
User avatar
Jason
Moderator
 
Posts: 1501
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:12 pm
Location: Reading - England

Postby superfurryandy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:54 am

I kinda gave up on it last series but have been most impressed this week - I thought the scene where Frobisher questions the 456 (Wed ep) was very well done, well paced and full of tension. Even Barrowman's impressed me!
User avatar
superfurryandy
Member
 
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:39 pm
Location: Ena's Feld

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:35 am

I just watched the last episode via iPlayer. Wow that was great! Bit of a hard act to follow though - maybe that's the end of Torchwood. :(
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28664
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Tiffany » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:32 am

I watched every episode of Torchwood yesterday on i player. I couldn't not see what was happening after each prog. :D Including the last, they put that one on quickly. It was 12.45 a.m. before it finished. :shock: :D
I thought the series excellent, but Oh! What a naff ending!!
Best wishes,
Tiff
User avatar
Tiffany
Member
 
Posts: 2455
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:14 am
Location: Devon

Postby Batty » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:50 am

Torchwood as a TV series was starting to bore me, but these 5 episodes by Russell T Davies have been brilliantly written.
I will miss his input on the next series of Doctor Who.
Going to my school was an education in itself. Which is not to be confused with actually getting an education (Schultz)
User avatar
Batty
Member
 
Posts: 4613
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:03 pm
Location: East Anglia

Postby Jason » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:18 pm

Tiffany wrote:I thought the series excellent, but Oh! What a naff ending!!


I thought it was a good ending. Difficult to watch, especially as a parent. It demonstrated what different people would do to defend their family and what sacrifices people would make to prevent the end of the world.
TCOM-12 - Ludeum in tympanus
Editor Discworld Monthly
User avatar
Jason
Moderator
 
Posts: 1501
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:12 pm
Location: Reading - England

Postby Tiffany » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:12 pm

What with Jack vanishing up into the sky like that. I don't think so. :roll:
Best wishes,
Tiff
User avatar
Tiffany
Member
 
Posts: 2455
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:14 am
Location: Devon

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:26 am

It's been left like a series finalé, but also open to future episodes.

In fact, RTD has said in the last few days that series 4 is ready to go, and all it needs is the green light from the BBC.

He's also said he's willing to write them for the next ten years, but I think that's going a bit too far!
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11812
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Postby chris.ph » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:01 pm

i really enjoyed it but the ending was a little weak the fourth episode was the best of the bunch :)
measuring intelligence by exam results is like measuring digestion by turd length
User avatar
chris.ph
Member
 
Posts: 8465
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:52 am
Location: swansea south wales

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:09 pm

I disagree. Jack had to make a huge sacrifice. Not only did he lose his partner, but he killed his own grandson and earned the total hatred of his daughter.

Torchwood has been just about destroyed and he's had to fight people who should be on his side. He's gone off to lick his wounds - he's had enough of Earth for the moment and who can blame him?

So him going off like that seems to me to be perfectly logical. :D
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28664
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Tiffany » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:49 pm

It wasn't the fact that Jack went off, Tony, I agree he had to, it was the way he went.
But as I have never seen any of the other series, perhaps he always goes off into the sky like a comet in a beam of light, with that device strapped to his wrist, though how convenient it was mended. :o :)
I much prefer the Tardis, something solid under your feet :D
Best wishes,
Tiff
User avatar
Tiffany
Member
 
Posts: 2455
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:14 am
Location: Devon

Postby superfurryandy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:12 am

Well, I never thought I'd be singing the praises of Torchwood quite so much, but last week's stripped series was head and shoulders above the usual flummery and nonsense, enjoyable as that was at times.

The day was saved, but there was no happy ending, and I loved the twist with Bridget Spears and the PM - Barrowman was as good as I've seen him, and Capaldi was simply superb, bringing a tortured stillness to his character that spoke volumes even when he was silent - his major scene with the 456 (Wed ep) was a masterpiece of economy and pacing, and how heart rending was his final walk up the stairs and into the bedroom.

Nicholas Farrell was rather good as the PM as well.

Overall, very good indeed.
User avatar
superfurryandy
Member
 
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:39 pm
Location: Ena's Feld

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:45 pm

It's being repeated on Friday evenings, at 9pm, on BBC3.




Allegedly.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11812
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Postby mystmoon » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:38 am

Well, at least we saw where the beam of light took him, in DT's swan song (OTT much?) Apparently it took him to the costume department of the BBC.
"Why is that gas stove wearing a hat?"
"He's going out"
Image
User avatar
mystmoon
Member
 
Posts: 1451
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:52 am
Location: York, England, Europe, Earth, The Solar System, Milky Way, The Universe

Next

Return to TV, film, theatre

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests