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Old 02-11-2007, 12:14 AM
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@Zeke: *I*'m nuts?!

A 2-dimensional, ridiculous, unreal camp-fest with stupid characters who are also seemingly utter nymphomaniacs, pathetic dialogue, outrageously stupid plots and a total lack of thinking in general like that is *not* good TV.

Evidence: The final two-parter kiss: That would not have been reacted to in such a manner as portrayed even *remotely* in the '40's. In fact, that's less historically accurate than Clarke's fictional film Napoleon in 2061.

I've written better while dead drunk.

It doesn't take much for me to find a redeeming feature in a programme, and I searched, but after twenty minutes of a single episode, the urge to gouge my own eyes out was overpowering, the dialogue vomit-worthy, the plot horrendously stupid, the characters less realistic and more two-dimensional than the Mr. Men.

As I said, it made me break my one cardinal rule of TV-watching - switch off.

And as I said, I didn't even do that to Love and Monsters.

The only other thing I've done it to was The Horns of Nimon, and then only out of sheer boredom with the story - with this, it was too awful to watch.
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Torchwood is back! I couldn't watch the Season 2 pilot tonight, but I'll be doing so as soon as possible in entirely legitimate and legal fashion with no laws being broken. (Legally.)

This season we've got a new character played by James Marsters -- always fun to watch, and hopefully the solution to this show's shortage of recurring villains. There'll also be a guest spot later by Martha from last season of Doctor Who. Jack spent some time with her and the Doctor at the end of that season; the impression we got was that he'll now be returning to Torchwood with a renewed enthusiasm. But can he (and should he) just forget about the team's betrayal? And now that he's accomplished his most cherished goal of the last hundred years -- seeing the Doctor again -- how will things change for him? I for one look forward to finding out.

(Like a couple of others, I've renamed this thread to make it more "official".)
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I guess I'll have to watch it on the BBC's iPlayer thingy - I'm normally on my way back from table tennis on Wednesday nights at that time. Not that I have any great expectations, of course, but it's worth a go.
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Legally? Oh yes. Yes yes. Legally. Of course. :innocent:
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Given that I live in the middle of nowhere, pretty much, I'm thankful I've got a connection that can handle at least that much. I hear tell that there are some places in the world where people still use 56k dial-up.

*Shudders*
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Or dial-up which never quite manages to reach 56K, even on a good day, and usually schlumps about, down in the neighborhood of 33... or 26.
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Well... gives you time to catch up on your reading between page loads, I suppose.
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I've kinda drifted away from Torchwood... I loved a few in the last series, 'They keep killing Susie' being one of them, but I feel it's all a bit... meh, now..
Maybe it's just me.
Doctor Who is something totally different altogether. Almost wet myself when I saw a trailer before Cloverfield for the the new series - has anyone else seen that trailer yet? The one where it flashes a picture of Donna, Martha... then Rose(!) at the end.
I still think that having Donna (aka Ms Tate) in the show will be bloody brilliant!
On a side note - the old Doctor Who is on Uk Drama at the mo around 5pm. 1 episode each day. They're on Tom Baker at the mo, and showing 'The seeds of doom'. Amazingly, my 10 and 11 year old brother and sister, who totally love the Tennent stuff, have really gotten into the old stuff too. Good old Tom Baker.
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I'm sorta liking S2 better than S1 so far, actually, but it still lapses into annoyingness far too frequently.
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