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For those of you watching Torchwood

I wrote this back when Ep10 aired in the UK as part of a review:

So I've been hearing a lot of "But what's Torchwood about?"

From people who are watching it.

Over the series, it's flowed much more like an anthology series with some common characters than a traditional drama. It's Friday the 13th, The Series in Cardiff, only instead of an antique shop of cursed items scattered around town, it's a space-time rift.

Seriously.

The reason for Torchwood in Cardiff is a space-time rift that keeps spitting out strange things, new and different strange things. This allows (if not encourages) variety in story concepts, and all that's tying things together are the characters. Throw in "twist" plots (like "<schnip>" and "<schnip>") and it gets more erratic. It's the nature of the premise.

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kshandra
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
There have been more than a few CSI: Cardiff macros over in ihasatardis, too....
howeird
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
A poorly-edited anthology, I would say. One or two of the stories are out of character for the series. And am I the only one who thinks the major characters occassionally go way out of character too? Beyond what the changed circumstances of the episode calls for, I mean.
bovil
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Scroll back through my television tag. I've got notes on all the episodes. Yeah, there were a few big character zingers that didn't make sense in any context.

Torchwood did suffer from too much overlap in production schedules with Doctor Who, which is why TW2 isn't starting until January. The writing and production team should be under less time pressure this time. We'll see if that makes a difference.
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