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Torchwood and Doctor Who

September 7th, 2009 (05:08 am)
apathetic

current location: My room
current mood: apathetic

Can't sleep again.  I wrote this in the wee hours yesterday morning:

I've been trying to sleep since 11 Saturday night.  It's 3:30.  I give up.  So I'm typing up something fun.  And watching Doctor Who episodes.

This is possibly my favorite funny part of Doctor Who ever...




Watching DW is fitting right now, because I want to say what a big fan I've become of Doctor Who.  Mostly because of my Torchwood fandom.  I've seen DW episodes here and there over the years since the new series started airing in 2005.  This year while still at college I had BBC America for the first time in years and I got to see part of season 4.  I was so busy that my BBC America was gone before I managed to watch much :(  I've been meaning to look out for Doctor Who since I left college.  It's just that I used to think it was way too cheesy.  Now that I've seen all of it, I can say some episodes are too cheesy and childish, but overall the show is brilliant.  And I love David Tennett as The Doctor.  He's unique for an actor in a hit series... well, compared to American shows.  But now I have to talk about my FAVORITE part, the spin off series!

I freakin' LOVE Torchwood. 

One of my favorite parts of one of my favorite episodes, because there is humor, action, mystery, romance, and wild sexual tension...




I never thought a ass kicking bar fight could be so sexy... well, sexy at all really.

I actually watched all three seasons before I went off to look for all of the new Doctor Who.  If you don't know, Torchwood is a post watershed show.  Meaning it's a show played in the late hours on BBC where pretty much anything goes.  My kinda show, LOL.  And well, they have no problem with homosexual content, unlike American society, so lots of same-sex make out scenes, some sex.  HOT!  I came across the third season on Comcast's BBC America On Demand and said what the heck when I was bored.  Yeah, we don't have BBC America but we get some of their On Demand stuff.  Awesome for me!  I had heard of Torchwood before.  I had seen John Barrowman's documentary "The Making of Me" (searching for an answer to why he is gay) earlier this summer on BBC America On Demand.  I was intrigued.  He plays the main character on Torchwood.  Season 3 happened to be really short.  It's a 5 part mini series.  Short but fucking EPIC.  I fell in love.  And I about fell over when I realized Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones were in a relationship and it was represented so romantically and treated as a completely normal thing.  I've only seen opposite-sex relationships treated that way on TV.  I could go on and on about why I love Torchwood.  I'm a Science Fiction geek, the show is different, full of action, very sexual, and so funny at times.  And a lot of the humor is related to the sexuality of the main character, who openly goes for men, women, and aliens.  According to Doctor Who, swinging in any direction is considered normal and it is prevalent in the future.  The main character Captain Jack Harkness was born in the 51st century and ended up stranded in 1896, living all the way to the current day in the 21st century. 

I think I need to leave my gushing over Captain Jack Harkness and John Barrowman to other journal entries or this journal could go on forever!

Gah, I so love Captain Jack Harkness.  I've never been so obsessed with a TV character before.  It's well, weird.