Ryan Thomason

Torchwood Mini Review Update and New Episode InfoDump

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Yes, we’re still watching Torchwood here at WPR. Yes, we’ve gone shockingly silent since the premier episode. Yes, we have a very, very good reason for doing so.

Over the last 24 hours I’ve watched the last 4 episodes that were backlogged on my DVR. I’m completely caught up. Am I glad? No.

I’m not going to say that the show has become a huge letdown, it hasn’t, I just had no idea or expectation going into it. In my brain I categorized it as Dr. Who, and my knowledge of Dr Who? Zero. So I had nothing really invested going into this show other than a premise that nobody can die now and that one of the main characters like to have sex with anything that moves.

At least they did one of those, nobody can die, and that concept is really cool to me still. My brain just loves thinking of all the complexities of what happens to society when we all essentially become immortals, but NOT resistant to disease and bodily harm. That part of the show has been really cool to watch. As for Captain Jack banging every guy and girl, we’ll, at least he’s getting his manlovin on. He’s shown hints of hitting on women, but so far it seems he loves himself a penis. His jacket is pretty bitching though, as has been stated numerous times on the show this season.

After the last episode, I’m finding myself wondering if I’m going to just let all the new episodes stack up again until the finale where I’ll try to watch them in a big grouping again. It seems that is the way to watch this show to me at least. Not the one hour a week then long wait for the next week, but at least 3 shows in a nice 3 hour block. It flows better that way honestly. I felt more in touch with that was going on these last four episodes that watching the first three as they aired and then the dreaded wait.

I love the idea, I love the complexity of the situation, the deliverance has been kind of meh for me, but I’m really hoping that things are going to pick up where it started at the premier. Time will tell.

And with that, here is the info on the new episode this friday!

[UPDATE] Apparently the ratings are not looking favorably on Torchwood, which might soon join Camelot in the Cancelled department at Starz. Since both of their ratings are similar, and Starz already gave Camelot the axe.

STARZ on Friday, August 26 at 10pm ET/PT. In the original hour-long episode, entitled “End of the Road,” Jack (John Barrowman) faces a showdown with a man he thought was long since dead, while Rex (Mekhi Phifer) takes extreme action to prevent the collapse of society. Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” and Jurassic Park) continues his guest appearances as Brian Friedkin, a powerful Section Chief wielding great power first of three within the CIA. John De Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) also guest star.


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