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Torchwood goes to Washington

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    Dr Herbie

    Summary review:

    Plot as good as before (suddenly everyone's immortal).

    Possibly moving from an episodic layout (each week a new story) to a season-length plot? Not sure about that.

    Seem to be moving from slightly quirky Cardiff setting to Washington DC -- might be turning into yet another Washington FBI/CIA drama. A cynical move to get a bigger US audience? Might be losing it's edge on originality.

    Will still watch next week.

     

    Herbie

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    Dexter

    suddenly everyone's immortal

    Ha ha, that sounds really boring. Members of the team died in the original series and this was really part of the story. Now what, yet another movie where everyone lives happily ever after? Perplexed

     

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    Dr Herbie

    Well, there was the partial remains of a badly burned-up body on a mortuary slab with the eyes still open and looking around;  people aren't invulnerable, they just don't die. Now quite happily ever after.

    Herbie

     

    PS : There is an extra plot twist in this area, but I don't want to post spoilers!

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    Ian2

    I want to like Torchwood more than I actually do.  Will give it a whirl though ...

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    ScanIAm

    Dr. Who in america.  Torchwood in america.  BBC America.

    Does somebody want their colonies back?

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    Dr Herbie

    @ScanIAm: We were only letting you borrow them! You haven't broken them, have you?

    Herbie

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    ScanIAm

    @Dr Herbie:Yeah.  About that.  We seem to have split it down the middle.

    On a funny note, one of the CSPAN channels on my cable package shows english politics late at night.  I don't know if parliamentary government is better or worse, but it's awesome to watch the prime minister or other MP get called out by a room full of challengers to his/her policy.

    We need more of that here.

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    GoddersUK

    I'm going to watch this on iPlayer soon... I noticed that the US saw it before us - how did it go down there?

    I'm not sure it will feel like Torchwood though... most of the characters gone, not in Cardiff...

    We'll see Smiley

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    SimonJ

    Gwen's husband, baby and PC Andy (now Sgt Andy) are left behind in Cardiff so you still get to see the British perspective and Gwen will always be Welsh wherever she is.

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    figuerres

    ,Dr Herbie wrote

    Summary review:

    Plot as good as before (suddenly everyone's immortal).

    Possibly moving from an episodic layout (each week a new story) to a season-length plot? Not sure about that.

    Seem to be moving from slightly quirky Cardiff setting to Washington DC -- might be turning into yet another Washington FBI/CIA drama. A cynical move to get a bigger US audience? Might be losing it's edge on originality.

    Will still watch next week.

     

    Herbie

     

    I am hoping that the rendition is just a temporary thing....it will not *really* be TORCHWOOD if they do not go back and pickup with some of the old stuff from the first run of the story.

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    figuerres

    PS:  one funny thing i have noted, there is a song by Billy Joel that mentions "Capt. Jack" Hmmm....

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