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December 28th, 2006

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01:05 pm - Recent TV ...
The first rule of Torchwood is ... you do not talk about Torchwood.

... but I'm going to mention it anyway. I'm not sure who wrote this week's episode, but they're obviously very concerned for the environment judging by the amount of recycling going on. I've missed a few episodes along the way, and apparently a couple of those were quite good, but I suspect after the final this weekend I won't go to too much effort to catch Series 2 (assuming there is a series 2, of course).

Meanwhile, saw Hogfather last week, and caught bits of it again last night. Overall, I liked it, but I think the pacing was a bit off - it felt very evenly paced, no matter how dramatic the scene was meant to be, and came across as a bit flat. The Discworld is suppose to be an exciting and dangerous place, and I'm not sure that came through. Most of the characters were well done, although even Teatime couldn't pronounce his name the same all the time, and the wizards seemed a bit generic. I do hope they can make more, and Hogfather sets a good base level for future efforts to improve on.

Finally, the Doctor Who Christmas special - the plot was very slight, which they attempted to cover up by keeping the pace frenetic and repeating themselves a lot. It was still fun, but I do hope they settle down a little and try to put a bit more substance and cleverness in the plots for next season.
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Date:December 28th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure who wrote this week's episode, but they're obviously very concerned for the environment judging by the amount of recycling going on.

Bwahaha! I've only seen one episode and bits of others, and don't feel I'm missing much.

There will be a series two, but BBC2 has snatched it away from BBC3.

As for Doctor Who: Shakespeare will be there. I will be a happy Doctor. :D But then I love the historical episodes - Dickens, the [original] Torchwood, and my all-time favorite The Girl in the Fireplace.
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Date:December 28th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
It was written by Noel "Ricky/Mickey" Clarke. And I have to admit, I was half-expecting the other group to turn out to be his lot...

I agree with comments over on mevennen's LJ, that there should at least have been a reference to Fight Club, once one of the characters understood what was happening.
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Date:December 29th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Yep, a line like 'You boys have watched too much Fight Club' would have been perfect. That said, I actually thought it was a pretty well-written episode. Mind you, having seen the first half of the series, my expectations have been lowered pretty drammatically.
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Date:December 29th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
I'm a few TW epsiodes behind (got to learn how to download it for myself one day), but it has been up and down like the Assyrian empire. I'll perserve because the better episodes were worth it and because DW has had some average episodes and the stinking pile of Christmas episode last year. I think it just needs a little time to find it's feet.

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