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09 July 2011 @ 01:15 pm
Torchwood's Back! YAY!  
As someone who ADORED "Children of Earth," I was really looking forward to this. And, one episode in, it did not disappoint. Pre-cut, I'll just say, oh, Rusty, how I've missed you. Now THIS is how you make some damn good television! Characters and plot and action, but mostly CHARACTERS!

- I fucking love Eve Myles. Love her, love her, love her. I know Gwen gets a LOT of shit in this fandom, but I've adored her from day one, and this just reconfirms my love. She's smart, sassy, quick-tongued, caring, bad-ass and just all-around awesome. LOVE. HER!

- Wow, who knew an older Bill Pullman could look so much like Robert DeNiro? (Or just me?)

- I knew the premise, but seeing it play out was really cool.

- I'm not a huge Jack fan, never will be, but I still grinned when I saw him for the first time, and when he showed up in Wales, I grinned hugely and cried out "JACK!"

- And I wasn't the only one happy, Gwen's face! SO MUCH LOVE. I said it butterfly, she loves Rhys, totally, but she's in love with Jack and likely always will be.

- Eek! Jack can get hurt. Eek!

- "Owen Harper." Awww!

- Mekhi Phifer is doing a great job, I love his Rex. And Alexa Havins (who I know only from reading hatred spewed her character's way (Babe) on All My Children) was great as Esther. New characters, real and well-written and played out in episode one.

- Cute baby!

- The four months projection was like WHOAH!

- Loved seeing Andy; I always adored him, so yay!

I can't wait to see what happens next! :)

I so need to make an updated TW icon, LOL! Done!
 
 
 
Diana: Torchwood - Gwen smiles (Miracle Day)butterfly on July 9th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Gwen is so awesome. I love her so much. I'm still bouncing around going, "My show!" in excited tones.
Arabian: Gwen Cooper01arabian on July 9th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!! RTD, I've missed you so!! :D
Alisha: Dr. Who (Ten & Eleven) Are Lovekalishaka on July 9th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
Not reading. Just got home. Acquiring episode now. Just have to Squee about getting something by RTD....I have missed him sooo much. Why do I not have a Torchwood icon? I am fail!
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on July 10th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hope you like it when you see it. RUSTY!! RUSTY!! RUSTY!!
Alisha: Dr. Who (Doctor/Donna/Rose) Tardiskalishaka on July 10th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
SO MUCH LOVE! Jack's reintroduction. Gwen and Rhys with the house of guns. The baby is hilarious for me, because she's just so very smiley and non-reactive to the crazy of her mother. Gwen putting the earmuffs on her and shooting...BEST SCENE EVER. I have a love/hate relationship with Gwen Cooper that I cannot quite describe. She has been a really shitty person to people she loves and cares about in ways that I don't know if I can ever be completely comfortable with her character, but she is so good and so badass, that while I don't know what I feel for her character on a personal level I do know I love when she's on screen, and I love what Russell and Eve combine to do with her character. As I said weird love/hate thing....all appreciation.

Jack's introduction was fabulous. His re-entry into Gwen's life even better. Neither of you can leave the other alone for more than five seconds, lets be honest.

Esther is my new favorite character. Her actress is so adorably earnest in her portrayal. Looking forward to more of her.

The mention of Owen Harper, pleased me down to my very core. While I appreciate the story telling involved when killing off all three of the other core torchwood members, a part of me is so very sad they are not still a part of this show, especially as it continues to get better and better. The characters of Owen and Tosh would have been lovely in the new 'mini-series' type set up, and yeah I miss Ianto. (Not so much for the Jack relationship angle, but more the Gwen friendship angle, and their commiseration over feelings for Jack. I don't know...GIRL NEEDS MORE FRIENDS. And I just loved Ianto's comedy moments, always.)

Mekhi is always fun, but I didn't doubt that.

So far I think the transition is seeming rather seamless. Maybe I'm prejudiced as the American that I am...but it still feels very much like Torchwood, or at least what little was left of it.

So happy!
MV: Torchwood - Gwen weddingmrv3000 on July 9th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I really don't understand the Gwen hate. She's fab!
Arabian: Gwen Cooper01arabian on July 10th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I know right, but there is so much hate for her. She is awesome! (My second favorite female character written by Rusty -- after Donna, of course.)
WeHo M.: TW - Geekyafrocurl on July 9th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
"Owen Harper" got me so bad. I just wanted to cry like a baby (only it was after 1 AM and that's not sensible.)
Arabian: Dr Who (10)arabian on July 10th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
There was just this moment, yeah, when he said "Owen Harper," and it took me out of the scene, but in a good way. It was just GUH!
safetywordssafetywords on July 10th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm going to watch the episode tonight, so I'm not going to read this entry until after. I just wanted to say that I love me some Torchwood and I'm glad to see someone on my f-list watching this too. :)
Arabian: Dr Who (Painting)arabian on July 10th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
I was a huge RTD-Doctor Who fan, and so watched Torchwood too. (I tried Moffat's Who, but other than adoring Matt Smith, and liking some of the non-Moffaty episodes, I just could not watch it, stuff that would alternately make me rage-y, and worse, bored.)
Jude: doctor who; tenth doctor ftw!danceonstardust on July 10th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
As someone who ADORED "Children of Earth," I was really looking forward to this. And, one episode in, it did not disappoint. Pre-cut, I'll just say, oh, Rusty, how I've missed you. Now THIS is how you make some damn good television! Characters and plot and action, but mostly CHARACTERS!

WAHHHHHH!!!!! I MISS THINGS THAT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE, WITH MORALS AND AWESOME WOMEN CHARACTERS. It felt like a breath of fresh air RTD just hit me after the heat of the summer moffat stifled me.

- I fucking love Eve Myles. Love her, love her, love her. I know Gwen gets a LOT of shit in this fandom, but I've adored her from day one, and this just reconfirms my love. She's smart, sassy, quick-tongued, caring, bad-ass and just all-around awesome. LOVE. HER!
I miss her too! She is! I adore her.


Wow, who knew an older Bill Pullman could look so much like Robert DeNiro? (Or just me?)


And I wasn't the only one happy, Gwen's face! SO MUCH LOVE. I said itbutterfly, she loves Rhys, totally, but she's in love with Jack and likely always will be.
T_T I KNOW!!!!!! The J/G shipper is dying for the next episode already.

"Owen Harper." Awww!

I love the callback. Callbacks are needed.

Mekhi Phifer is doing a great job, I love his Rex. And Alexa Havins (who I know only from reading hatred spewed her character's way (Babe) on All My Children) was great as Esther. New characters, real and well-written and played out in episode one.
I agree 100%

Cute baby!


The four months projection was like WHOAH!
THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I MISS GOOD OL' Russell. Instead of the dumb Moffat INTENSE countdowns. Russell brings the actual calculation in place and makes you go O_O He's doing a fine job.

I can't wait to see what happens next! :)
One of my friends said it was better then the beginning of Series 6 of Doctor Who. I think I found a new best friend. LOL!

Edited at 2011-07-10 11:53 pm (UTC)
distant_autumn: Damon - shadowed by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on July 15th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
I loved CoE as well! And it is SO great to have this show back ♥!

Agreed about the premise and the "aww!" at the Owen reference. And yeah, I though Phifer was fantastic too. Love Rex already.

The four months projection was like WHOAH!

Wasn't it just? I kinda love that they are taking something that sounds good (whee, everyone lives forever!) and being like "no, IT WOULD BE HELL!" LOL.

I fucking love Eve Myles. Love her, love her, love her. I know Gwen gets a LOT of shit in this fandom, but I've adored her from day one, and this just reconfirms my love. She's smart, sassy, quick-tongued, caring, bad-ass and just all-around awesome. LOVE. HER!

THIS. Gwen fan for life, she is awesome. And Eve plays her superbly.

Roll on episode 2! :)