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Bastard Torchwood!

:::points at icon:::

I owe SEP email, which is coming, honest.

However, I just wanted to say that if there's anyone you know of who likes Torchwood, please tell me who they are so I can friend them in time for the explosion of sheer joy that comes after watching tonight's episode. Particularly if they're watching for the ship o' textiness

My god, that was good, in its own right, end of story. And it was written by Chibnall. Chibnall! The Earth just tilted on its axis or summat.



I am so used to saying with Torchwood that "it was good, but..." then detailing the three plotholes they left hanging and the unpleasant subtextual stench of whatever, or finding that the writing is three steps forward, one step back. (Or in the case of last season, three steps back) Or else someone points out something I hadn't even seen -- for lo, I am dense about these things -- and I get all depressed about the episode in retrospect.

But that may have been the best episode of Torchwood yet, despite a low HSQ, a tight POV and a comparative dearth of Owen. It jiggled with the premise and now that means that Torchwood will crossover with *anything at all*. And Gwen and Rhys are completely OTP.

Next week: glorious, glorious backstory!

How did this become my favourite show on the telly?

(I know, I know, it'll have been the lobotomy...)

In other news:

1) Job interview next Friday, about which I am completely unoptimistic. I am being interviewed by someone who thinks my work sucks. Let's leave aside the fact that I have been doing the job two or three days a week, due to long-term colleague illness. Might as well just go for the commiseration drinks now. I don't even want the bloody job, I just don't want anyone else to get it and start telling me what to do again.

2) House renovations: the budget is now making me laugh. In hysteria.

3) I have this basic philosophy: mates before dates. I despise women who you don't see for weeks and weeks because they've got some fella on the go, then when they get chucked (for they are rarely the chuckers, except when they move onto the new bloke straight away) they are all "hiiii, shall we go to the pub, go for an evening of *girl's talk*" (a phrase which makes me heave). Then soon as they have a new chap, you don't see them for another ten weeks.

No. Mates before dates. So on Saturday I have a day out with a friend I've not seen for a couple of weeks, then I am dog-sitting for Dexter the black labrador on Sunday, and I have to fit in a lot of revision, so that I can bullshit my way around the rather grandiose claims I made in my application for the job I am not going to get and don't actually want (just don't want any bugger else getting etc etc see above)

I have also been invited out by Very Tall A. Is he interested? Is he just lacking in other stuff to do and bored? FFS, I don't know. But he's fun and he pays his round and he is very tall with very big hands, which encourages fun, lascivious thoughts. But because EVERY FUCKING THING IN LIFE must relate to the giant sucking vortex of misery that is my workplace, his brother works there. I swear to God, it's like trying to escape an event horizon.

4) Elbow are magnificent. I think I may have said that already. They are also playing Latitude with Franz Ferdinand and Sigur Ros and Bill Bailey. I think I want to be there.

5) So I am watching the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Holy cow, why didn't any of you people mention how good this show is [/sarcasm] Okay, I am late to the party but let's just embrace the fact that I showed up

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violetisblue
Mar. 20th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
fan_eunice is the biggest TW fan (that I know of) on my flist and an eminently nice human being to boot.

ETA: They're not on my flist, but kita0610 and fodian are big fans and articulate and such as well.

Edited at 2008-03-20 02:01 am (UTC)
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 21st, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I shall check them out
nestra
Mar. 20th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Rhys is really awesome. I'm glad they've kept him.

Otherwise...god, I'm depressed now.
ropo
Mar. 20th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
I don't watch Torchwood. But wheeee dating. Do keep us updated. Also re the job you don't want. Because you know if you don't want it, you will certainly get it.
megwriting
Mar. 20th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I loved Torchwood last season. This season, not so much. I'm spoiled like yesterday's fish for the season finale and after that I'm unlikely to watch much anymore. :(
se_parsons
Mar. 20th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
I am really, really liking Torchwood this season. We are a few weeks behind you, I think but GOD I am enjoying it every week.

curiouswombat
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
peasant_ is a big fan who writes very detailed and readable posts on Torchwood.
cofax7
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Okay, I am late to the party but let's just embrace the fact that I showed up

::throws confetti::

It's not a party until K. arrives!

I'm so happy this show has been renewed. Gives me something to look forward to in the fall!

Good luck with the Very Tall A and the interview. I'm sorry it's with someone unpleasant, though.
coffeeandink
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
\o/ You are watching SCC! I hope you have fun with mate and also with very tall A.
lilydale
Mar. 22nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
That's pretty tricky, hiding all that "life, stuff" behind the cut when it seems like the post is going to be all about Torchwood, which I know nothing about because it's not on my TV. I wish I could come over to your place on Sunday and hear you talk about the aftermath of all these things! (And not just to order some of those giant prawns, although I would almost insist on that. *g*)
comice
Mar. 22nd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I have to say that I've been enjoying the hell out of Torchwoord for a while, but ... I don't think too deeply about it. It's moved for me, this season, from being something I watch on the DVR, to something I sit down and watch while it's airing. Very unusual for me these days.

I need some TW icons.
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