janne_d: (twteam)
It took me a while to watch the second and third episodes, which I guess illustrates how grabbed I was by the first one. Once I was watching though I certainly felt the urge to keep going and find out what happens.

It's definitely a different feeling to the series though. Someone (I think it was [livejournal.com profile] rivier) made a very interesting post about that and I think it hits the nail on the head. It boils down to a distinction - TW, up until now, was always about the people on the team and the plots or the monsters of the week were (mostly) there to show how those characters were affected and changed by them. But now the emphasis is all in the opposite direction - it is about the plot, not the characters, and so it feels a lot more distant than it used to ( CoE was like the bridge between the two styles in a way). Three episodes in and what have we learned about Rex and Esther, or Jilly? Not much, and I expect Jilly is meant to be an enigma right now but the other two shouldn't be.

Not that I haven't enjoyed the episodes so far, but it is nice to be able to go "ah, that's what feels different".

Not much to say about either episode because I still don't really know what is going on. But it did annoy me that the much-vaunted sex scenes were a result of the two male team members buggering (ha) off for some R&R while Esther and Gwen got left behind being serious and responsible. Rex at least got to storm off in a temper but Jack just came off as having ADHD... "Hmm, possibly world-ending crisis, we should... ooh, gay bar! See ya!"

Anyway, Oswald Danes is fascinating in a horrible kind of way, Dr Juarez is brilliant and I'm curious about the cult with the Cybermen-ish masks. Though I hope there is something behind the plot other than "big pharma companies are EVIL" because I happen to work in pharmaceuticals (though not for a big one) and I am not evil, thank you very much.
janne_d: (twcpn)
I watched the first episode of Miracle Day today, and I'm... hmm, don't really know what I am. I've seen a lot of people posting reactions along the theme of 'it's not my show anymore' and I can't say I was massively hooked by the episode - but then I thought the very first episode of TW I ever watched sucked and wouldn't have watched anymore if it hadn't been for other people's recs (Ghost Machine, if you're wondering).

And it got me thinking: was Torchwood ever my show in the first place? A lot of these posts have been comparing the latest installment to the previous series and reminiscing about all the reasons they loved earlier versions, and I've realised I just don't feel like that about it anymore. I enjoyed some of the S1 and S2 episodes a lot, some I thought were bloody awful and some were just meh, and I have no urge to rewatch any of them. CoE I thought was overall a brutal, stunning piece of TV drama and I actively don't want to ever rewatch it.

And it's odd. I've looked back at my posts from way back then and I was genuinely excited for the return of S2 but then I look back at my memories of watching and there's a whole lot of emotional connection gone missing. Whereas with BtVS I am still turning over character beats and thinking through plotlines and getting angry and happy and excited over what happened.

Anyway. To go back to Miracle Day, it was intriguing enough that I'll keep watching it for another few episodes but it didn't exactly stir the blood. (And does anyone else think John Barrowman is looking awful thin in the face these days?)
janne_d: (twjacksad)
So I'm possibly going to express an unpopular opinion here - but I think the finale was probably one of the most intense things I've seen on television and fitted the rest of the episodes perfectly. So I have to say I think it was brilliant.

more opinions under here )

ETA Judging by the flist, it definitely is an unpopular fannish opinion. Huh. I don't think I've ever had one before.
janne_d: (cockatrice)
I've seen this floating around a bit lately so I guess that means it's time to look back again.

List of stories I've written in 2008:

Stargate: Atlantis:
A Brief Encounter (SGA/Torchwood crossover, Rodney/Jack, PG-13, prequel to A Holiday Humour)
Something New Under the Sky and the sequel Forms of Friendship (SGA/Buffy crossover, Teyla/Faith, PG)
The Finest Clothes Beneath (sequel to Naked Under These Clothes, John/Rodney, NC-17)

Come On With the Rain (Jack/Ianto, PG)

First Night (tag to episode 1, gen)
The Worst Servant (drabble, gen)
And None But We Can Be Such Kings (Merlin/Arthur, R)
A Little Fire to Warm (Merlin/Arthur, PG-13)
Blue-eyed Death (drabble, gen, flashfic tag to episode 8)
Treason to Us (Merlin/Arthur, PG-13, flashfic)
Passing the Test (tag to episode 11, gen)
The Evil We Make (Nimueh, gen, flashfic)

and the rest of the meme )
janne_d: (twkiss)
and because I suck at the drabble concept, it ended up more of a 3.5x drabble. Ooops.

So here it is, with some mild Jack/Ianto slashiness (nothing that wouldn't be on the show). I hope this improves your rainy day:

Come On With the Rain )
janne_d: (twteam)

*clutches teddy bear*

May be more when I can cope with the thinking...
janne_d: (twkiss)
Just in case anyone else is also behind the times and missed this little gem:

Jack? Is keeping his baby. Even if he is in trouble deep.

Go, watch. And revel in the amazingness. The clips are perfection and there is a whole storyline that plays out. Marvellous.

And if someone wanted to write the story as a fic I would be very happy!
janne_d: (twgunfetish)
Okay, that totally rocked. Didn't that totally rock?

cut for spoilers, just in case )

And the trailer afterwards rocked as well!


Jan. 16th, 2008 11:18 am
janne_d: (twjacksad)
Has anyone spotted when they are doing the Torchwood Declassified this time around? I was all excited about having digital channels now so I could watch them and now I can't see them in the schedule.
janne_d: (twjackpromo)
OMG, I just saw another trailer after QI and Detective Swanson is back (and may find out about aliens)! *makes dolphin noises of glee*
janne_d: (tenjackutopia)
My rewatching of Torchwood season 1 continues. I was going to be really good and watch them all again in order - and then I got to Random Shoes, thought 'sod that' and skipped to Out of Time.

It's the only episode that really felt like a dud at the time so I currently have no impetus to bother with a repeat. So the question is, can anyone think of any part of Random Shoes that would make it worth watching again? Because to be honest, all I remember from the first time through is being bored.

So far I've enjoyed all the rewatches of the others - there were lots of bits I'd forgotten because I've only seen most of them once before.
janne_d: (twcpn)
Over the last few days I've watched all the extras on my brand spanking new Torchwood boxset.

Last night I rewatched the first three episodes.

Today I watched (spoiler alert, don't click if you're remaining pristine) this from a BBC teaser trailer, link kindly originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako.

Is it the 16th yet, huh, huh? Is it?

*bounces impatiently*

Come on, come on, come on...
janne_d: (twcpn)
Hoorah. Read my rambling thoughts on the Torchwood fic "Shiny Prize" by [livejournal.com profile] lightgetsin here.

And as before, consider signing up and commentating on a fic yourself - there's still time! It's not too late!

(And thank you to [livejournal.com profile] torakowalski for checking I hadn't said anything blatantly insane in either commentary. Cheers m'dear.)
janne_d: (twjackskiss)
I feel so accomplished. And relieved.

My commentary is here for the Torchwood fic Lost and Found by [livejournal.com profile] kaneko, if anyone is interested.

Now I just have to do the other one I signed up for...

ETA And if the spirit should move you, do sign up to do a commentary yourself, because a lot more authors are currently signed up than commentators. Go on, it's fun - and you end up appreciating the fic you choose even more than you did already.
janne_d: (twjacksad)
Word count: approx. 1000 words
Rating: gen (I don't know what's up with this fandom, all I can manage is gen!)
Warnings: Kind of angsty.
Spoilers: DW Last of the Time Lords, TW End of Days
Summary: What might have happened to the rest of Torchwood 3 during the year that never was.

Big thank yous to [livejournal.com profile] torakowalski for squee and grammar duty.

Yesterday was But a Dream )
janne_d: (twcpn)
Gen, spoilers for Countrycide and Cyberwoman. Written for the International Fuzzy Bathrobe Day Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] 3daychallenge (15 different fandoms in fuzzy robes; check it out) and tidied slightly before posting here.

Silence of the Night )

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