Friday, November 28, 2008

Torchwood: Stopwatch Porn with a Welsh Accent


"Separate from the government, outside the police, beyond the United Nations, Torchwood sets its own rules. Led by the enigmatic, ever watchful Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. Everyone who works for Torchwood is young. Some say that’s because it’s a new science. Others say it’s because they die young."


Torchwood rocks! i just finished a mini-marathon of season one...having started watching tuesday night...and when my parents went to bed early over the hols (how can they go to sleep at 8:30!??) i was turned onto Torchwood by the dear good Dr. Obolensky who said it was great and man was he right! Torchwood is basically slash fic made into a TV series but one that IMHO is very diverting..in spite of, and maybe beacuse of it's slash sex beginnings.

Stopwatch Porn

i mean... there is this sexually charged one scene with Ianto and Dr. Jack that is so hot and also at the same time totally incomprehensible!

Ianto: If you're interested, I've still got that stopwatch.
Jack: So?
Ianto: Well, think about it; Lots of things you can do with a stopwatch.
Jack: Oh yeah! I can think of a few...
Ianto: There's quite a list.
Jack: I'll send the others home early. See you in my office in, 10?
Ianto: That's 10 minutes [sets stopwatch] and counting.




OMFG! Stopwatch porn!!! stopwatchporn! my new fettish! how can you not looooove that!???


"That is so Welsh. I show you something fantastic - and you find fault."


i don't want to give it away for those who haven't seen them but let's just say... this dark, moody series set in Cardiff Wales, produced by BBC Wales and filled to the brim with those lovely welsh accents... is avail on DVD and on the On Demand's BBC America channel is so good i became speedily hooked. It's done by the Brits and they bring their sensibilities to the table. It's tone, while somewhat reminiscent of the X-FILES, also does remind me a bit of DOCTOR WHO, but that one's to be expected as these two shows are closely linked. In fact, the word "Torchwood" is an anagram of Doctor Who and was a security code used by the crew of that series to foil television piracy.


Sex, violence, bad language, adult situations, and Welsh?


I am So there..and soooo good!
ps. check your local library if you dont' want to pony up the $54.99 on Amazon...they may just have it! (mine did but i wanted to KEEP them so off to Best Buy i went!)
i know i'll watch these over again....some of them are really creepy! like the cannibal one....and they often don't have the typical or expected "happy ending"
often time i was like as the good Dr. would say "Dwah!?" with surprise on how they wrapped up an episode...but all are highly watchable, addictive and good!

And now Capt. Jack visits Dr. Who!



I so can't wait to watch Season 2~!!!
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UPDATE: this is for Miss Ceejay Writer...a Capt. Jack Action Figure from Amazon UK!!!!

8 comments:

Artemisia said...

Season two is really really good. I love that show.

Trilo Byte said...

Love the show, I think you'll enjoy the second season quite a bit.

If you're not as familiar with british sci-fi series, it may serve you well to know that the show is a bit of a spin-off of Doctor Who - the longest running sci-fi series in tv history. While some feel a bit intimidated at jumping into a show that's been running in one form or another for decades, let me assure you now that it is a fun and accessible show.

Captain Jack appears in season one of the new series (it was on hiatus for some years), originally aired in 2005 and starred Chris Eccleson as the Doctor (he also played as the military commander in the film 28 Days Later). While it's not Victorian, the show has always had a sort of steampunk vibe in that cultures and technologies are juxtaposed nicely, and the show's hero is not so much a man with super powers as he is a thinker and a tinker.

Cheers!

Ceejay Writer said...

Season two will blow you away. They get into some Deep Things, and it all goes to another level.

I can't remember if you meet Captain Jack in season one or two. No, I don't mean Captain Jack, I mean CAPTAIN JACK! *laughs* I can't explain, it spoils things.

Mmmmm slashfic. Yes, I publicly admit my love of it.

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

Have you visited the "Doctor Who Experience" in SL and explored the Torchwood centre below the sim? (and picked up your free cyberman AV)

I love the new Doctor Who but I haven't been thrilled with Torchwood.

But then I've never been interested in Slash so perhaps I've been looking for something else in the story that wasn't there.

Capt. Red Llewellyn said...

thanks guys for your comments!!!

Artemisia
oh thank i can't wait for S2 but i am waiting to watch them on a holiday i'm taking in January...but it's gonna kill me!
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Ceejay dahling...yes..i did see THAT scene and WOW...[swoons] HOTHOTHOT!!!
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Your Grace,
thanks! i don't like all slash but i LOVE this one... most likely as this is all new to me..cause i hate to admit i've never seen Dr. Who [ducks] so this they say this is more "adult" than Dr. Who...and i like that...[grins] maybe i should check out that show Dr. Who...so who is the best Dr? 9 or 10?

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

Doctor Who seems to be a relatively new discovery for people in the US, though I know they've had Doctor Who conventions there for over 20 years if not longer. One of those niche markets.

As for Torchwood, have your heard James Marsters (AKA Spike from Buffy tVS) turns up as a character in season two? I'll let your slashy mind fill in the details.

I was going to post a link to a vid of Downfall redone with Hitler complaining about season 2 Torchwood but it contains spoilers so I'll let you find it later

Capt. Red Llewellyn said...

Your Grace, cheers for that.. i don't want to spoil anything i'm deliberatly avoiding blogage about season 2 as well...
i remember the classic Dr. Who as it came on before or after the orig Flying Circus on Saturday nights on the US Public Television station but you're right it is a niche market...
Miss Ceejay hinted in an email today about Spike...i'm sure that shall be delightfully homoerotic! [grins]

so..who's the best Dr. Who? do you have a favourite?

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

I grew up with Tom Baker, the one with the scarf, though I began with some of the late Jon Pertwee's Doctor (loved those velvet jackets).

Baker is still THE Doctor for me though of the recent incarnations I prefer Tennant's to Eccleston's.