Did anyone else think that episode of Torchwood last night (or on Sunday night, if you’ve got BBC3) was lame? Let me just run through it.
‘Fairies’ were the subject of the episode. So what do we know about them? Next to nothing, aside from the fact that they like to play ‘games’ with people (i.e. by teasing them and finally killing them). Where do they come from, where do they go? We don’t know. What can Captain Jack and Torchwood do about them? As it turns out, absolutely nothing… they might as well not have bothered turning up for work!
Why was the little girl the ‘chosen one’? Who knows. What does being a ‘chosen one’ mean? Don’t ask me! Why did they absolutely have her and no-one else? Because she was a ‘chosen one’ (duh!).
Why did they kill the old lady – she didn’t even know the ‘chosen one’?! Um… because … they’re fairies, and that’s what they do? Or perhaps they just really, really objected to her taking pictures of them (hmmm).
All in all, a very poor show, I’m afraid! One other smaller point of note is that — what with Torchwood being a spin-off of Doctor Who, I’m really not sure about Captain Jack. He just let that little girl go, claiming it was the only thing he could have done. The problem is, you just know that The Doctor could have done, would have done something about it…
In other news, I pre-ordered a copy of “Love” by The Beatles. It’s a new album of some Beatles songs which have been re-done by George Martin (their original producer, I think). They played through the whole album on Virgin Radio last night, although I didn’t listen to all of it I caught a few of the songs and it sounded a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the songs sounded almost exactly the same as the originals, and some were a bit different… I liked what they’d done with “Lady Madonna” and “Strawberry Fields”. I’m quite looking forward to giving it a proper listen, actually!
Anyway, that’s all from me for now…