Period military uniform isn’t the dress of a straight man

so, finally torchwood is here! and….

i loved it.

just dark enough (i actually found the long pan into the weavil quite spooky) without loosing the jokieness that i enjoy in new-who it feels enough like a different beast to make it worthwhile. wry, punchy and entertaining. i think gwen is great – russel t davies does seem to have a knack for interesting, non-model type females (there was also a nice little sideswipe to her appearance in the unquiet dead regarding the harmfulness of ‘gas’) and i love the jack swagger so much i could yelp. the first episode proper (day one) was cleary chosen to excersise it’s post-watershed muscle and by and large this worked in it’s favour. my only quibble is that it was perhaps a little too demonstrative of it’s rebel sexuality (girl on girl and everything :wink:) and that if this is indicicitive it may become a bit too much of an ethical sounding board (my main issue with queer as folk, in fact)
davies was quoted as saying:

Without making it political or dull, this is going to be a very bisexual programme. I want to knock down the barriers so we can’t define which of the characters is gay. We need to start mixing things up, rather than thinking, ‘This is a gay character and he’ll only ever go off with men.

and i think this is great. fucking great in fact – but he must be careful it doesn’t eclipse the rest of the program. this is a minor worry so far however and i know that i will be glued to the box for the rest of the series.

i’m so glad jack’s back.

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(p.s weird torchwood fact: toshiko was the poor pregnant friend that had her baby deliver by rubber glove clad geri in spiceworld: the movie!)

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0 thoughts on “Period military uniform isn’t the dress of a straight man

  1. I always enjoy your critiques/reviews. This is a series I would probably watch if it were on around here. I have alot of catching up to do in regards to UK tellie.

  2. are you allowed to suggest downloading it? like we did šŸ˜‰

    i did enjoy it, its great how it does feel like doctor who, unlike say one of the star trek spin offs etc.

    but yeah do think its a bit “ooooh look at us” regarding sexuality, look forward to it settling down a bit, characters being a bit more concrete, getting on with the job in hand…..catching aliens and that, yeah ..its definately clapping its own hands right now, another 11 episodes to go though, and i have a hunch that the doctor is likely to show face by the end.

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