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28 September 2016 @ 09:30 pm
Torchwood rewatch  
I've been rewatching Torchwood over the last few months, one ep a week, and last Friday was the final ep of Children of Earth. I must say it hurt just as much on the second time round. First time I watched it, I binge-watched the entire third season in the space of an afternoon, which left me shellshocked and reeling. This time around, though, I had more time to digest each ep.

Now I've had a chance to think about it, and I can see why it had to go the way it went - with Tosh and the Hub gone, even the SUV, in fact all of the Torchwood technology bar the contact lenses, Jack really was forced to rely on his own wits to defeat the 456. His choice, at the end, was the only moral choice he could make, too; how could he ask someone else to sacrifice a child if he wasn't prepared to sacrifice his own? This, to me, showed how far Jack had come since his first encounter with the 456.

Let's not mention though the fact that he was prepared to hand over every child they wanted if they would only keep Ianto from dying... which kind-of flies in the face of his later actions....

And I do love the fact that after stealing a piece of heavy earthmoving equipment to break Jack out of the cell / concrete block, Ianto takes the time to don hard hat and high-vis vest. I can imagine it was his job to run the Occupational Health and Safety sessions in the Hub!

I haven't watched Miracle Day at all yet, but I'm planning to start this Friday.
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Trepkostrepkos on September 29th, 2016 07:47 am (UTC)
Really didn't like COE - it was far too illogical for my liking.
miwahni: Torchwood j i tendermiwahni on September 29th, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
Oh for sure there were plot holes that Ianto could have driven the aforementioned earthmoving machinery through! But I still got really involved in the story.
byslantedlight: TW JackIanto kiss (immobulus_icons)byslantedlight on October 1st, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC)
Every now and then I watch a TW ep again, and I re-watched them all... must be well over a year ago now, I think. They still stand up as excellent telly, imho! I like CoE too, though I really really wish all three of them had survived to fight another day (partly so that we wouldn't have had to face Miracle Day, which was a good premise, I thought, and the creepy-factor was excellent, except for completely losing the dynamic by trying to make it American. TW's strength was so much in the fact that it was set in Cardiff, among properly ordinary people rather than FBI agents wearing high heels and the like... I automatically bought all the other dvds, but I just couldn't bear to even think about MD again...

Ianto takes the time to don hard hat and high-vis vest
Ha! That's what's always niggled me about that scene! But now you put it like that, I love it... *vbg*

Happy re-watching - and good luck with MD :(
miwahni: Torchwood j i tendermiwahni on October 3rd, 2016 10:16 am (UTC)
They still stand up as excellent telly, imho! Oh I agree, entirely! Even with the most fantastical plots (gas alien that feeds on sex energy? Oh-kay!) they still made it seem plausible. Although my son would disagree - he decided to give the show a try when it was being rerun a couple of years ago, and turned on to see a robot woman fighting a dinosaur (his words!). I can't blame him for backing away slowly; Cyberwoman was the one episode that I couldn't bring myself to rewatch, it was rubbish.

I've had misgivings about Miracle Day but am prepared to give it a go. Watched the first ep, not overly impressed so far....