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Review: Torchwood: Rendition [Jul. 18th, 2011|12:26 pm]
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Rendition: Delayed

Turns out I was anticipating the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day a little more than I thought I would.

I awoke to a dead computer on Saturday morning, with a full day already scheduled with Raven. I struggled with the recalcitrant beast's BIOS (the computer, people! The computer's BIOS!) until it was time to step out into the real world.

By the time we had returned from a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint and my very happy introduction to Malaysian cuisine (if you're looking for curry in Ottawa, the Nyonya Curry Chicken at Pedas in Chinatown is very good. But I digress), we were a little sunburnt and a little more worn out by a 10 kilometre stroll on a blistering day. (It's true: the lives Raven and I lead do not resemble a Torchwood storyline in the slightest.)

Nevertheless, I finally managed to finally get the machine to boot from a live Ubuntu CD and then, to diagnose and repair itself. But by then it was too late to watch anything. Quite a lot my surprise, I realized that, in my secret heart of hearts, I had been more frustrated by the delay in watching the second instalment of Torchwood: Miracle Day, than I had been anxiety-ridden by the prospect of getting professional help in repairing a dead computer.

Well, I've seen "Rendition" now, so that, among my life's stressors, is in the past. And so, after a decidedly mixed series opener, where are we at?

This reviewer, at least, is happier about the state of the Whoniverse this week than he was last week. For my full review, with fewer spoilers than usual, click here for Thugs On a Plane.

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[User Picture]From: subsequently
2011-07-24 05:00 am (UTC)

dead of friday night ...

hello from a silent friend ... I completely agreed with your assessment of ep 2 of the very USA version of Torchwood (it did get better; the 'campy delight' that made me love BBC Torchwood is still not present enough for me but growing, evolving; and going back; loved the pic of Gwen and the babby you posted, and the Barrowman icon is blue-eyed perfect. Now I'm wondering if you saw Dead of Night last night (or is air time different where you are?) The final scene - well, I won't say any more in case you've not seen it yet, except that I won't miss any future episodes.

here's looking/lurking at you, hope life is happy and well.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2011-07-24 11:53 pm (UTC)

Re: dead of friday night ...

It has been a long time since we've communicated directly, hasn't it?

Since I too tend to reply one when I have (or hope I have) something either witty or pertinent to say, I've been keeping quiet while reading your entries, having little to say about the chaos of families and living too far away to say anything about matters of New York theatre.

Which is a very long-winded way of saying, "Thank you for popping in!" It's nice to know there are more folks here paying attention to my Whovian ramblings then just the half-dozen or so I already knew were so doing.

I have seen the latest and have just posted about it. I still have some reservations, but I'm definitely going to keep watching.
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