First off, I'd like to stress that I'm not intending this question to lead to any sort of fandom!wank. After reading various reviews of the finale to Miracle Day (e.g. from io9, TVGA;, and IGN), it seems that the general consensus is that Miracle Day paled in comparison to Children of Earth. While I do see some points that this articles make, such as the tension that CoE was able to carry through its 5 episodes, versus Miracle's 10 eps, I don't understand why many reviews seem to find CoE so much more amazing than Miracle (or, as What!Culture seems to think, better than series 1 or 2 as well). Can anyone who's seen Torchwood: Children of Earth explain to me what makes it so much better than series 1, 2, or Miracle Day? Was it the characters? The plotline that had 'fewer plotholes' (but this is TW that we're talking about)? I do see some of the flaws (and positives) of Miracle, but I don't see how it falls /that/ much shorter than CoE. Series 2 seemed more exciting than CoE in parts (we got lots of character insight into Rhys, Tosh, PC Andy, and Owen, whereas CoE flattened Ianto into a borderline-self-loathing character, and Jack and Gwen stayed pretty static). Thoughts?
Two Requests...I just [finally] watched the hour long panel video Starz amazingly [thank you!!] put up on youtube of the comic con Torchwood panel. It was lovely. However, the camera never pans to the fans asking the questions. Normally, that's just fine by me, however I noticed both Eve Myles and John Barrowman seemed to think the last question-asker was quite good looking, and I was wondering if anyone had a link to a video that did pan to him, or a photo of that fellow.( I doubt this is spoilery but safer is betterCollapse )Thanks in advance if anyone can point me in the right directions or help in these silly quests!
Here are my thoughts on the direction that RTD might steer Torchwood, should he get the chance to write the new series.At my journal.
Here's my reaction to Children of Earth, the whole thing.( spoilers for all five epsCollapse )
I have to work today, which is sad, because it means I don't have time to put a full reaction post up.So help me out here people! Feel free to put your own reaction post into the comm, suitably spoiler cut of course.Or, in comments, give me your FIVE highlights of Day Five, and your ONE moment from Children of Earth overall. What really spoke to you, what are you going to be watching on the TV screen in your head for the next few days/weeks/months/years?Spoilers in comments, I hope!
[For torchwood_three because you guys must be overwhelmed right now: < lj user="torchwood_meta" > < a href=" http://community.livejournal.com/torchwood_meta/21200.html ">discussion of Day Four</a>]Anything I put here will be spoilery, so ( It's all going under a cutCollapse )
Hey, look at that, I'm up to date. ( How often does that happen?Collapse )
Thoughts on on characterization in "Children of Earth". ( I was pondering...Collapse )
I thought we should have some kind of reaction here, so I'm afraid you're getting my reaction post, more or less as it comes to me. ( Warning: May contain incomplete thoughts. Obviously brimming with spoilersCollapse )
Due to your Mod getting whisked away at the weekend (Lille, yes, lovely, thank you), I'm all at sixes and sevens when it comes to posting episode reactions here. Mostly because I've only seen 3/4 of 'Children of Earth: Day One' and don't know when I'll get caught up.So. I'm opening up the comm to all posters. If you have a reaction or a question or something you just *have* to post to a community, you can post it here. And I'm just making one rule:Everything but everything should go under an LJ cut. ~ If you don't know how to make one, this page should help. Seriously. EVERYTHING under a cut, including what you would consider a non-spoilery reaction, which yes, includes 'Mood'. ~ Your subject line should be either "Question" or "Reaction" and you should start with the cut "For Episode [insert name here]" People are watching in different time zones and in different ways (God bless the iPlayer), so this is a requirement.~ If you want to just drop a link to your reaction post, you're also welcome to do that here, or there's one over at torch_wood if you'd prefer. Please apply the same common sense to your link text as you do to your LJ cuts.Thanks!I'm not going to make a rule about playing nice, because you all do that already. Get in touch with the mods as usual if there are any problems that you think we've missed - we're all listed in the user-info, so just choose someone in a sensible time zone for you!Have fun, and I'll hopefully catch up with you by Thursday!