|'Cos they weren't in it much tonight!
|"Write the feme toon, sing the feme toon...
Wha? Well, it's Day Two of TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH but those pesky titular kids didn't feature it the second episode much. Some minor~ish SPOILERS will follow so move on in case you're remaining virginal before watching. The first ten minutes continued much in the vein of last night - frantic. The team are purty much getting whoored over by that nasty governmental bitch with a fine taste in tight black outfits. After that dies down, however, the characters and story slow down and have a chance to breathe.
Eve has a go too
And that is no bad thing for sure. Poor Captain Jack has looked better than he did in this outing but I was surprised that the gore factor wasn't cranked up a notch. I wouldn't say his 'back to life' moments were tasteful but they were certainly restrained. And all the more effective for it. The instant when the aforementioned serious~yet~thigh~clenching bitch (I really should look up her name) stands over him, looking down through the hatch you just know that something bad is gonna happen (as Kate Bush almost nearly sang). And bad it was.
They sing, they dance - is there anything they can't do?
Although it was only cement pouring into a confined area, the notion behind it was gruesome. I have to confess, though, that his escape was less than, how should I put this, believable
. The JCB scene was a bit
much. Or not enough depending on how you look at it. The idea of a digger being able to capture and then make off with a huge slab (that's not
a euphemism) in the midst of some real nasty f**knuckles
with guns was less than veracious. But that was the only negative point in an otherwise tit~tickling
As with the kids, Paul Copley
wasn't in it much tonight either which was a shame as he was tippity~top
yesterday. Peter Capaldi
was on form, as ever, though his offspring (or rather his character's) stole the limelight when they did a gag riffing on their 'possessed' speech, droning "We want a pony. We want a pony." The main thrust of Day Two
seemed to be the Government's involvement in the 456 - we find out the Prime Minister rather chillingly finds Petey C
"expendable" and the aliens have a gas chamber prepared for their arrival. Or do they....?
Cripes! Is it Wednesday yet?
JB attends the opening of an umbrella...
'Til the next time,
Read a review of the fourth episode HERE.
Read a review of the third episode HERE.Read a review of the first episode HERE.
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