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Saturday, 2 February 2008

Wooing Tosh


Go on, Owen, give her a kiss! You know you want to!! Why does the poor guy now find it so tough? Only a year or so ago he was deeply into the fuck-buddies thing. A few episodes later and he’s a big softie! Once the hard man, at least between his legs, Owen is now Mister Sensitive!!

Why didn’t Toshiko offer him a ride back to/at her place like she did that deaf, dumb and blind kid from 1918? Hasn’t she sensed Owen’s new found tenderness? Get it on, girl, and bang his gong!

And then there’s Jack and Ianto’s totally gratuitous homosexual kiss, no doubt justified by the producers as contrast. I’ve already heard that moment described as awesome. Can’t Americans, and even some English, find a different adjective to qualify something they like?

Anyway, it does seem as if the characters of “Torchwood” have all made personality U-turns. Not so long ago, Tosh was a les getting it on with Daniela Denby-Ashe in “Greeks Bearing Gifts”. Now she’s straight or if you argue that she’s bi doesn’t that beg the question as to why everyone swings both ways in this show? How ludicrous is that?!!

These essentially undefined characters shift, like those in a soap opera, to suit a given narrative rather than have the script work around the natures of the collective individuals. As story is all-important, the most interesting thing the writers could do, following “To the Last Man”, is have Toshiko pregnant with “Out of Time” Tommy’s love child!

7 comments:

Steve said...

I agree. It's hard to identify and even like the characters when they are all so inconsistent in their natures. Jack's kiss with Ianto was deadly dull in my opinion... saw it coming from a mile away and my initial reaction was "so what?"

Owen and Tosh... hmm. Not that could be interesting... not least for the tension it would generated between Tosh and Gwen, Gwen and Owen and Gwen and Jack. Could be very interesting indeed!

Steve said...

"Now that could be interesting..." Sorry. Typing gone's to pot lately...!

Steve said...

Geez...

Old Cheeser said...

That IS very true about the characters in T-Wood and probably why they aren't always very likable - they never seem to have consistent personalities!

All of the comings and goings between the characters in the hub does reek of soap opera theatrics and one is starting to tire of them....soon the characters will have all snogged and shagged one another.

I have to say I enjoyed Jack and Ianto's totally gratuitous kiss though, but then, I would! Admittedly it kind of came out of the blue. I hope it's going to lead to something more, substantial, shall we say.

As for this week's episode, it was more character than plot-driven I felt. Whilst it gave Tosh the chance to occupy centre stage more I found it rather flat and even dull in places.

TimeWarden said...

Thanks for all the comments, Steve! I could do with a few extra!! Lol!!! But, yeah, the relationships in "Torchwood" are, at this point in the second series, just a complete muddle and would've been better more clearly defined, from the start of the original season, and then adhered to. Next week's episode looks like confusing things even further!

You're right, Simon, the episode "was more character than plot-driven". It's just the characters we were presented with this week didn't belong to the characters we have already come to know, if that makes sense!

I didn't like the kiss, not because I've anything against it per se but because I'm sick of RTD's agenda. I tune into "Torchwood" for SF and if I wanna watch two guys kissing, on a regular basis, then I'll tune into "Queer as Folk"!

Rol Hirst said...

"These essentially undefined characters shift, like those in a soap opera, to suit a given narrative rather than have the script work around the natures of the collective individuals."

That's one of the best explanations for why TW doesn't work that I've read.

TimeWarden said...

Given the power, I certainly wouldn't recommission "Torchwood" for a third season but I suspect the BBC will roll with it just to keep RTD on their channels a while longer!