Re: [torchwood] Season 4: American vs British TV
- I spend more than half my viewing time watching US made TV and I love it.
Over here at the moment UK television seems to consists of The X Factor,
Soaps, cooking competitions or Downton Abbey so with the exception of the
odd documentary and Merlin once a week, US made TV shows like Lost Girl,
CSI, Haven etc., are my main viewing. I certainly have no animosity
towards all things American and it's definitely not a case of it being bad
TV because Americans are involved... IMHO, it was bad TV because RTD made
a mess of it. Rusty blew it big time! He took it from, eccentric, funny,
adult science fiction, with weevils in boiler suits, cranky fairies and
aliens in sports cars, to a pale imitation of a US cop show (admittedly via
one of the best pieces of science fiction I have ever seen in Children of
I am not sure why it turned out this way, maybe I expected too much after
last season, maybe the people at STARZ had too much influence over his
writing, all I know is, that this season the aliens were gone, the humour
was gone, it was five episodes too long and John Barrowman spent most of his
time looking like he wanted to be anywhere but there. And to top it all
off I still have no idea whatsoever what it was all about, and you know, by
the time it reached the last couple of episodes I really didn't care. I
didn't feel it was bad because of American influence, I just thought it was
bad full stop.
In a message dated 11/7/2011 7:48:16 P.M. Mountain Standard Time,
I know much it being said about Torchwood becoming bad because of Americans
being involved. I am not saying season 4 is bad or good, just saying what
heard. I watch many British TV shows and am on many British TV boards. I
hear many disparaging remarks about how bad American TV is. I disagree and
think this is a horrible trend on these boards (groups). I just question if
American and British TV shows are truly being judged by content or by the
country it is affiliated with. I am frankly sick of it.
As for Torchwood coming to America...am I correct in the fact that the BBC
did not want it? Isn't Russel T. Davies still at the helm and still
I for one think there are many great American shows (some that surpass some
British TV shows). I know to each his own but this imaginary animosity
toward all things American TV is just a bit overboard.
- so no season 5 of torchwood
From: R Hall <snark_angel@...>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 4, 2012 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [torchwood] Re: Season 4: American vs British TV
Who might "they" be, as if I didn't already know! I don't know exactly why Miracle Day was not good, but I doubt anyone can blame it on just one person or one country.
Can those of us who think MD was bad just agree on that and stop placing blame?? That season is in the past, and we may not get any more seasons of Torchwood. If you have the first three seasons on DVD or whatever, just watch those and enjoy what Torchwood was then.
Yes, my reply is quite "late." Stuff happens....
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> From: elliot02uk <elliot02uk@...>
>Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:00 AM
>Subject: [torchwood] Re: Season 4: American vs British TV
>Oh, here we go again! Let's distort Doctor Who until it's completely unrecognizable. Look at the excellent job they made of Torchwood!
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