Thursday, October 26, 2006

Torchwood Part II

(bbc.co.uk/torchwood)
Finally got to see it a couple of nights ago. A bit more edgy and adult than Doctor Who, but I did enjoy watching it. I don't want to give any spoilers, but if people want to disuade teenagers from having sex too early in life, then maybe they should be made to watch episode two ;) .
On the other hand the more naive would probably be traumatised for life, so maybe not! :/

6 comments:

Kerron said...

It was shown on BBC 2 last night as a double bill.

Paul Burgin said...

I know, I caught the double bill on BBC 3 on Tuesday evening!

Man in a shed said...

I thought it was much weaker than say "Life on Mars". I suspect the writer just has too many degrees of freedom for the plot line, but no formula.

Needs to improve very fast or it will be canned.

As you say the subject matter was completely inappropriate for the younger viewers - who will watch watchever time it is put on. ( Kids just love Dr Who - my boy has a Darlek next to him as he plays on his computer at the moment. They will all be desperate to watch it.)

Also the political correctness is just incredible (aka propoganda).

Paul Burgin said...

Admittedly it is not as good as Life on Mars and with Doctor Who having a lot of children as it's fans it is a bit, well....
But that said, Russell T.Davies deliberatley set the tone from the earliest moments of the first episode, so as to get parents to move their children from the living room. Admittedly that isn't all that workable, but another spin-off has been made specifically for children called "The Sarah Jane Adventures" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sarah_Jane_Adventures) so all is not lost!

Man in a shed said...

Strangely science fiction is often says much more about the time it is writen in than the future or the fantasy its invoking, (or in the BBC's case the organisation who commisions it).

The series of the current moment is, IMHO, Battlestar Galatica. If you haven't seen it on Sky then get the DVD.

Paul Burgin said...

"Strangely science fiction is often says much more about the time it is writen in than the future or the fantasy its invoking, (or in the BBC's case the organisation who commisions it)."

True, I mean if life 500 years from now will be like Star Trek, the original series, what does that say about civilization! :(