Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Miracle Day

I've never really watched Torchwood before, but I accidentally caught the repeat of the first episode in a new series, without knowing what it was at first. I got hooked and then, blow me down, Gwen and Captain Jack appeared.

I'll keep watching, although I do struggle with certain issues:

No. 1

There's no forgiveness in my heart for this atrocity committed against the Black Eyed Peas.

The BBC's obsession with Wales. What is it with Wales? They've sent Being Human there as well as having the alien-research secret organisation of Torchwood based there for how ever many series. Is it really the most likely location in the UK for alien activity and daring-do?

What I did like was Gwen shooting a big gun out the window with her baby on her hip. And my question about the man who blew himself up with the bomb in a world where no-one can die being answered in the same episode.

But dear zog, why was the entire series basically compressed down and shown at the end? I know the theory is to get you to want to watch the rest, but the first episode should (and did, for me) have that effect. The US-style trailering at the end really put me off. Not so much I won't watch, but I'm a whole lot grumpier about it!