I have to wonder at a show that has a very successful first season, then continues on with a very successful second season, killing off two major characters at the end. Then they wait well over a year to put out the third `season’, which consists of five episodes, covering five days.
But I’m a hardcore fan. There was no way in hell I wasn’t going to see the new season – all five episodes of it.
As it appears I’m giving up Dish Sat Network, there is no more BBCAmerica so I didn’t know it was on until someone else was kind enough to let me know.
By the end of the next day, I had all five episodes burned to DVD for our viewing pleasure.
Last night I watched Day One. They hit you right up front and it only gets more exciting from there. My wife noted that Eve Myles (Gwen) lost a lot of weight. I have a horrible crush on her and absolutely no idea why. She’s pretty far from my ideal woman, especially as far as weight goes. I think it’s a combination of the eyes and the hair.
Also returning were John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), and the fellow who plays Rhys (Gwen’s husband). They make some new and interesting friends right out of the gate.
I think I was still catching my breath this morning, after one episode. The writing, as in past seasons, is spectacular. I’m guessing the budget went up too, considering the success of the previous two seasons.
But there is something about the writing that gets to me on a very personal level. Friends who are also fans tend to agree but can’t put their finger on it. My wife, a new fan, loved it. She didn’t expect to, though. On the other hand, she also watches horrid old movies for hours on end so maybe she’s not the best sampling…
It must’ve been after eight tonight when I put Day Two on. This was rapidly followed by Day Three and Day Four. The only thing that stopped Day Five was more to do around the house, plus little things like eating and sleeping. I’m saving it for tomorrow night.
I am still reverberating from three episodes. Same great writing. Wonderful characters, new and old. Insane plot twists. Off-world guests. I won’t reveal anything – don’t worry.
Now all I have to do is get through work tomorrow. Ugh.
Watch Torchwood. Become an instant fan.