And on language, did anybody else (and I suppose I'm chiefly addressing other North Americans here) frequently find themselves thinking 'I really don't think that was slang in the 70s'? I could be 100% wrong on this--I'm not American (Canadian), not from the west coast (Ontario), and wasn't even born in the 70s (1985)--but it happened often enough that it stands out as an oddity in my mind.
Also slightly odd was the tone of the story, or rather, how big of a shift it took. We started with wonderful Charlie's Angels silliness, and ended up with something that (tonally) reminded me of something grim like Countrycide or Meat. It didn't ruin it or anything, it was just a very sharp pivot.
Overall, I think the good in this one outweighed the bad. It was an entertaining story in its own right, and I think they deserve credit for 'expanding the horizon' of the Torchwood stories. Torchwood as an organization is British, but with a bare handful of exceptions it's always been treated as having a global scope, and I think exploring that has been long overdue, so it was great to see it happen here.
Strangely, what really excited me about this story was that it presented the possibility of exploring Torchwood stories in completely different times, places, and genres. How about a story involving the 80s Miami/drug scene (aliens using coke to enslave people or something), or bootlegger gangsters and Prohibition, or a real hard boiled 'black & white' film noir murder mystery (solving the murder of a Torchwood agent?) in 1940s NYC? The possibilities are tantalizing, to say the least!
Torchwood as an organization is British, but with a bare handful of exceptions it's always been treated as having a global scope,
Apparently my brain crapped out mid-sentence--this should have read more like: 'TW is a British global organization but has always been treated as strictly British, with only a bare handful of exceptions.'
Well where to start' I'm definitely going to need another listen I think,
I liked it, and I can definitely see potential for more adventures/mission with this Torchwood Team, maybe even one or two set before this particular one just so we really get a feeling of them being Torchwood, just so the ending is really felt...
Was I the only that thought the Dolls were going to some how be linked with the ones seen in Uncanny Valley and The TORCHWOOD Archive,
Post by barnabaslives on Apr 21, 2017 23:44:45 GMT
This was an absolutely brilliant story considering how many things it got away with, starting with the Charlie's Angels homage. (Usually anything to do with that series aside from Kate Jackson's debut on Dark Shadows gives me nightmares about close-ups of Farrah's teeth). It took three new characters, presented them in what I thought was a pretty disposal light, but still had me caring about them before the end. Well done!!
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