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courtney_beth
Jul 23, 2007

I SHALL NOT USE MY
HOOVES AS HANDS


Netflix is a godsend for these types of things. Finally decided to get into the new Doctor Who - almost done with Season Three. Decided to watch it after seeing the first season of Torchwood. I had no idea the series were related until a friend told me I'd watched it out of order and felt foolish.

After I finish the last disc of Doctor Who 3 I'll be getting into Deadwood. It seems that watching TV on DVD is the only way to do it. Commercial breaks seem irritating now, as do the mid-season breaks. Now I can just jam through it in a couple of sittings.

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courtney_beth
Jul 23, 2007

I SHALL NOT USE MY
HOOVES AS HANDS


Bunnita posted:

I hope you don't mine me asking but what do you think of Torchwood compared to Doctor Who? I know what everyone in the Dr Who thread thinks but I'd like to see what you think having seen Torchwood first.

For me I just discovered that Netflix has old Dr Who episodes so I may finally break down and join. I watched the first season of Dexter and the first new season of Who both in two nights total, it was great.

I found Torchwood to be simply wonderful and was looking for something similar to it, hence why I watched that "other show" - Doctor Who. I really didn't know they were related and appreciated Torchwood more when I got to see where it all came from.

For the show itself - the actors really work well together and the relationships they form really add to the show. I know a lot of people in the Doctor Who forum complain because of the gratuitous sex - but I really think that in the context of the Owen/Gwen relationship it adds to it because of how difficult it is to be in their shoes. I haven't seen much of the Jack/Ianto stuff because I've only seen Season One thus far, however the writing and characterization of it all really matches up to what I saw for the brief episodes of Jack's appearance in Doctor Who.

Sad thing is with Doctor Who I'm starting to get bored. Martha is a horrible companion and I cannot wait for her to leave so we can see Bitchy!Donna return.

I'm an oddity.

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