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12 July 2009 @ 05:52 pm
Torchwood : COE : after thoughts  

The only annoying thing about this series of Torchwood is the fact that it was so friggen good that I cannot with any degree of seriousness hate it. It killed me in every possible way, but at the same time it was the best nail-biting, nerve-wracking, emotional rollercoaster of a series I've ever had the pleasure to watch. The characters- all of them- finally found their feet and their places within Torchwood and made it work so spectacularly. This series itself made me cry on at least four seperate occasions and I just have to state that tv just never does that to me.

I'm probably not going to do any sort of reaction/recap post with my thoughts and opinions on every tiny detail of Children of Earth, nor any OTT posts filled with angst and anger over certain events we all wish never happened (but which in fact did happen and no amount of sobbing and or threatening is going to make it go away. That's what fanfiction is for, people.) but I just wanted to let everyone know that I've watched it all, and that though it killed me and I may be silent on the matter of Torchwood for a little while as I recover, I am in fact very much alive and inlove with series three and am planning a multitude of fics to show my appreciation (yes, and my denial!) of this awesome piece of television. I LOVE YOU TORCHWOOD: COE!!!
Also! Does anyone have their TW:COE dvds yet? I know there was talk of some people getting them early and really want to know what the extras are like? And there had better be extras, we were so badly cheated out of them with S2 that I will be most displeased if there's not so much as a wiff of a special feature for S3!
mood: contemplativecontemplative
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on July 12th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
That's how I feel about it too. I'm prolly not gonna do a write up until this weird raw pain I have from Ianto's death has died down a bit (also WTF self it's a TV show). I guess it's just down to my first ever OTP (and maybe even fandom) is over :(
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Jack hold Iantocs_whitewolf on July 12th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
<33 I know exactly what you mean. I want to be more logical about the hurt but atm I really don't care that Ianto's a fictional character. He was real enough to me. :(

It didn't even hurt this bad when JK killed off Severus Snape (though I cried then too).

__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: Jack/Ianto Snogjemzamia on July 12th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ditto :(


Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Sexy Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on July 16th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
YUS YUS YUS! (Ooohh I'm enjoying myself already! Hehe)
Game on, Hoopsblipintime on July 12th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
The extras are not spectacular! There's a Declassified episode and an audio extract from one of the audiobooks read by Eve Myles.. that's it :\
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; all work no playcs_whitewolf on July 12th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
:O omg seriously? argh. That's really very annoying! I just... I was hoping they'd put some effort into this one at least. Especially since it looks like it's the end of Torchwood for good. WOE.
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on July 12th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
I've heard there is only a declassified and thats it for special features.

And I agree; CoE was fucking brilliant. Granted Ianto didn't die a hero; athough he did! I still loved it to pieces and it will hurt to watch again, as with all the other TW epsiodes, but I will because it was absoluetly amazing!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ (can't) touch thatcs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yup, looks like you're right there. Which is annoying. I think we deserve a helluva lot more esp with what happened and the fact the series is only 5eps.

Yes, thank you! Torchwood finally grew up and into themselves this series. It kills me that Ianto had to die, but at the same time- he died in such a heartwrenchingly beautiful way that even thinking about it makes me well up with angst.
daylyn: writing solitare_ayrdaomeidaylyn on July 13th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I watched all five hours yesterday and now I am gutted. Absolutely gutted. But damn, that was good television!!!! The intensity of the drama, the emotions I experienced, the sense of loss that I feel -- that comes from incredible writing and acting.

However, I do feel like crawling up someplace and having a good cry.

I am sooooooo looking forward to your fics. Who knows? Maybe I'll even try one.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Comforting Squeezecs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
::hugs tight::

They really outdid themselves this series, so much so that I really cannot begrudge them for the parts I wasn't so keen on. It was simply amazing writing and acting and Torchwood finally became the show it was always meant to be.

You're welcome to share my rock? ::huddles::

:) I'm working on one atm but it may be a while before it surfaces. ooo, I'd love to see you try your hand at one. You have such a beautiful style!