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I Want My Torchwood


Among my open guilty pleasures (I keep the others secret) is my absolute adoration for Torchwood.

And where is it?

Why can't I see Captain Jack snogging Ianto? That is the great, unusual gay love affair of television...and I can't find it anymore.

All right, I've substituted the recent season of Dr. Who for it -- for now. And while I enjoy Dr. Who, it was that slight edgy quality of the otherwise innocent Torchwood that got me to love it in the first place. The stories nearly went into Outer Limits territory. My favorite may have been the one about the faeries, where at the end, well, it wasn't exactly a Midsummer Night's Dream.

What are you watching that's fun, but with an edge, or an adult quality brought into a show that might otherwise be called a kids' show by some?

 

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marcy_italiano
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this show! The only episode I didn't like was with Cyberwoman - a little too over the top sci-fi for me. I look forward to it every week, and having hi-def makes it even better.

I also love House, and Lost. For comedy, The Office and Earl. Guilty pleasure and most dumbass 40 mins of my life goes to Days of Our Lives, but only because I've been hooked for almost 30 years watching with my Nan and then Mom every day growing up, and I know all the stories.

Other than that, I end up watching actual kid shows like In the Night Garden. And seriously, what are they smoking when they make that show? LOL! The kids LOVE it, so we end up reuniting with IgglePiggle and Upsie Daisy every night. :P
douglas_clegg
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Marcy -

Thanks for the recommendations. Although I can't bring myself to watch Days of Our Lives...but I watched soaps when I was in college. Not sure why. Might've been a way to forget about classes for an hour a day!

I keep meaning to catch up with House.

Night Garden? What's that? Is it early in the day? I love the title.
marcy_italiano
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
In the Night Garden: http://www.inthenightgarden.co.uk/en/default.asp

It's on the kids' Treehouse network at 7:30pm up here, closing in on bedtime for most kids. It's trippy, but the kdis are mezmerized by the slow and predictable characters/action.

Days should not be watched by intelligent human beings, yet... I can't help it.

One of my fascinations with House is how they deal with his chronic pain. That, and my love of all things medical and doctor oriented. Since I've lost track of ER and Chicago Hope is gone, this medically accurate show (with interesting drama) kicks the Grey's Anatomy ass all over the place. :)
douglas_clegg
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Marcy -

I have to admit, I've always found some children's program either enchanting or terrifying, depending. I include Teletubbies in that description.

Thanks for the rec of House -- I'll start watching it a bit and see how it goes. I used to watch ER a lot, but somehow lost the thread of it a few seasons back. I didn't even realize it was still on.
erastes
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
It's back later this year, I for one can't WAIT. It's such a great relationship, I love how Ianto has grown up. There's a passionate kiss in the trailer on the BBC website.

I've been watching Being Human on BBC3 which isn't a kids show at all, Vampire, Werewolf and a Ghost sharing a house, which they could have played for laughs, but they have done quite dark and edgy. Worth seeking out through surfthechannel.com or other places.
douglas_clegg
Mar. 1st, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Erastes,

I need to go check out the trailer and information -- I was on the site for a few seconds, but couldn't immediately figure out when they'd re-launch the show here.

Being Human? Not sure if it's on our one BBC channel. I'll go through the schedule and see if it's one, but I suspect we don't get it yet.

I'll check out surfthechannel.com -- which I've never heard of before.

Thank you so much -

-- Doug
dynastic_queen
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Supernatural is a real favorite, I tell you. I also cannot do without Torchwood and Dr. Who. There's House, and Lost (I never get lost because I never turn away while watching it), plus Angel and Charmed re-runs.

The "True Blood" series on HBO intrigued me. I still like re-runs of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Night Gallery. And the original Night Stalker. Outer Limits and Twilight Zone, however I can get them.

When it comes to my Anime freak-on, give me Hell Girl, LeLouch of the Rebellion, Ghost In The Shell, and some InuYasha or Gundam.

I used to watch Days of Our Lives! These days, I merely shame myself with All My Children and General Hospital. LOL Sorry, I need to get my over-the-top drama-on somehow. Other drama that tickles my fancy: Mistresses (BBC America), Jacob's Cross (the Africa Channel), Cuidado con el Angel (Univision), and The Iron Empress (KBS). Oh, Korean Broadcasting also has this cool hour-long thing called Drama City, where short stories of all genres show up, and their horror pieces are particularly good.

When it comes to guilty pleasures, you are far from alone. :)
livia_llewellyn
Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
After Season 2 ended, I realized I needed MOAR CAPTAIN JACK. So I went to iTunes and downloaded all the various Doctor Who episodes that Jack appeared in (ten in all), and made up my very own pre-Torchwood season. It's not quite the same, but it helped ease the pain a bit.
possumqueen
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
"Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim!

Seth Green's influence is all over it, as it is on Family Guy.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=robot+chicken&aq=f

-Alyson-
wolfsblood1
Mar. 3rd, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Shows
I too and eagerly (and none too patiently) awaiting the new seasons of both Torchwood and Dr. Who. I've been a huge Dr. Who fan since the early - mid 80's when I discovered it on PBS while in Jr. High. That and Monty Python went a long way to making me the strange individual I am today. :)

Those are the only real drama's that I watch. Most everything else is news related (like the Daily Show ;) ) or shows on the History channel's of Science Channel. Rarely watch the Sci-Fi produced shows because the usually seem to be poorly done. My wife loves Heros and has been watching Damages and Leverage, but I haven't really gotten into them.
darthshoes
Mar. 5th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Torchwood is one of the best programs, not because of the eye candy, not because of the extraordinary storylines and not because of the sex. Torchwood is one of the best programs because it has an excellent cast and crew. The writing is top-notch, the acting is believable and the set designers deserve to be worshiped. It's a combination of all these things that make it such an easy show to watch and follow.

I wish more TV programs had the same high production values as Torchwood.
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