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by yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
at December 10th, 2006 (11:05 pm)

I forgot to put up a Reaction Post up earlier becuase I was too busy making hot chocolate with Baileys in it.

I'm not going to put one up now because, after a brief look over torch_wood, it looks like the general opinion of Random Shoes was, pretty much, 'meh'.

However the mods would like to make it known that we thought it was an absolute corker. So rather than have thread full of people going 'omg that's 50 minutes of my life I want back', we're not going to bother.

You are still more than welcome to vent your opinion here, but for now, I'm going to bask in the warm glow I've been left with after that episode, perve at That Promo Shot until I go funny, drink some Baileys, and come back in ten to tell all you haters why you are wrong.


Posted by: what would 쌈디 do? (alchemywow)
Posted at: December 10th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
barrowman - cheeky by annasmiles

I thought that the ending, well, the floaty uppy in the sky bit, was naff, but overall I though that the characterisation was beautiful in places. And funny! Huzzah! A lovely blend of humour and pathos. Admittedly, as I have said elsewhere, it's arguably not a great Torchwood episode, but I think that some of the themes feed in well with the overall themes and arcs (such as they are) in the show as the whole


Posted by: yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
Posted at: December 10th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)

The point is, I think, that stuff like this and Ghost Machine were, in their own right, a decent slice of telly. Screw those people who don't like Torchwood when it's not being sci-fi. I really enjoy all that, to be honest.

The white light thing was very strange. All I can think of is that a) when he goes at the end of this one... no-one in Torchwood has died like that, so who knows? and b) maybe that was needed for the contrast at the when it all goes pfft. After last week, the whole re-dying thing has to be done very carefully... I'm not sure what else they could have actually done about it.

*goes off to start Athiest Agenda essay*

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Posted by: Notes from extinction (pickwick)
Posted at: December 10th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
mr blue sky

Random button-pushing while trying to phone cab, I think.

Posted by: you remind me of a few of my famous friends (all_the_pies)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)

But seriously, is there anyone in Cardiff who doesn't wank over Gwen Cooper's beautiful soul?

Posted by: yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)

Apparently not. Suzie let me down last week with all that. But Gwen didn't annoy me that much this week. Of the main cast, I think Owen won that episode. He doesn't care about her soul, he just wants her toothy bod.

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Posted by: yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)

S'good. Posh Belgian powder as well, amde with hot milk. Mmm.

Posted by: i am causing a ruckus on this bus (kateclaire)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)

I loved it. I thought it was fantastic. Although seeing the eye did make me cringe, in an "I know where that's been!" sort of way.

Posted by: Baby, I'm A Headliner (seethestars)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Innuendo Squad!

oh god, I completely forgot about that until now. *thinks about the episode in a whole new way*

Posted by: yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)

Especially with Jack's whole explanation about how it can see where you've been and all that. Eugene swallowing it made us all feel a little queasy.

Posted by: NOM NOM NOM (sam42)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)

I really liked it! I cared for Eugene from the very beginning. I cared for him more than for some of the team. There just wasn't enough Ianto.

Posted by: miss_anthropy (maude_lynn)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)

It made me cry. Because I'm a big dork.

Posted by: Nicola (nic_lee)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)

I sort of liked it, just wishing there could have been a bit more to it with more of the team.

But that eye thing with JB was surely not true

Posted by: yer actual pterodactyl (porlock)
Posted at: December 11th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)

It wouldn't surprise me. He seems to have very little issue with unneccessary onset nudity. I do believe Eve Myles has once made reference to him bouncing his dick off her head whilst she was trying to concentrate. It's not a huge leap.

Posted by: The Enlightened Optimist (britgeekgrrl)
Posted at: December 16th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)

Being a gooey sentimentalist (I've given up trying to hide it) I rather liked the eps, actually. And I'll take the ending of "Random Shoes" over the last three minutes of "Love and Monsters" any day.

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