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Whoah whoah whoah

- I continue to love Rex. He had the best lines this ep. Drugs and sex, indeed. "Go do spouse stuff!" "I'm not gay, but..." The humor was pretty outrageous! I think the running gay joke might have gotten pushed past the point it was funny once all the characters got involved in it though.  It started feeling kind of weird.

- I was thinking "POOR JACK" most of the episode.

- Was this Torchwood? I thought I was watching some fucked-up mash-up of MacGuyver, House and Bill Nye Science Guy there for about five minutes in the middle with the WE MUST CHELATE HIM thing. And I HATE House. I like the characters but I stopped watching a long time ago because the plots were so wonky.

- I liked Esther a lot more than I thought I would in the first episode. I liked her less this episode, maybe because her line delivery was overly nasal.

- Dr. Juárez is growing on me more and more. I like how competent she is, and her dynamic body language and how she moves through space, very much in charge but a bit carried away in the flow of events all at the same time.

- Oswald's "I'm sorry" scene was grueling to watch. It was awful and overacted but it was SUPPOSED to be awful and overacted so it was good in a meta way overall but ugh it was repulsive on a sort of basic humanity level.

- Gwen/Jack chemistry is amazing. I love seeing her take care of him.

- Jilly Kitzinger is big, bright and terrifying.

- I'm interested in how they're handling sociopolitical events, and the countries they've chosen for illustrative anecdotes. Rwanda. Israel. India and Pakistan.  I don't think I'll be able to draw any conclusions until after the whole series finishes.

- How functional is Jack's vortex manipulator? I'm dying to know.

- Zombie backwards-head Dichen Lachman was fucking awesome. I have a feeling this series is going to feel a lot like a good zombie movie.  I wonder if chainsaws and lawnmowers are going to come into play at some point.

Date: 2011-07-16 09:40 am (UTC)
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Jesus, he can't catch a break lately. But what I want to know is --and I'm sure they'll some time to ask this question-- how does he feel about sudden mortality? He was completely ready to die with Ianto, but that was a choice. Now that it's not his choice and he's got epic shit to do, does he still want to die?

It was so weird to see him helpless.

I always love ass-kicking Gwen. It was fun to see her get a chance to go all mama-bear over Jack.

And I actually really loved the Dr. McGuyver scene. Maybe just because it was for Jack's sake, and that it was Gwen Gettin' Shit the Fuck Done.

Date: 2011-07-16 12:56 pm (UTC)
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I know exactly what you mean about Jack helpless... it was such a flashback to End of Days, even to the white face... POOR JACK

Date: 2011-07-16 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Rex and Jack continue to be funny, and Jack is just held back enough that they haven't turned into Bert and Ernie just yet. Or Waldorf and Statler, rather. The gay joke went juust a bit too far, but it snapped back again, but I'm wondering how many running gags they're going to have that might get tiresome...

The chelation (and god, I hate that word) scene was fantastic, I felt like I was on needles the whole time going "SAVE HIM SAVE HIM SAVE HIM!". And then Gwen did! By being totally awesome and not allowing anyone to fail her. I might have cried.

For me, the scene with Esther and the other woman was good re: Esther's character. It showed just how undefined she really is and potential for growth. Everyone else is so clear cut but she could go any which way.

Pullman has apprently erased all memories of his presidential period. D:

ZOMBIE LAND. Coming your way these next 8 weeks. OMG ONLY 8 WEEKS TO GOOO!

i hate zombies :( Okay, will stop taking up space on your LJ now!

Date: 2011-07-16 01:00 pm (UTC)
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Yeah the speech he gave on television was the polar opposite of TODAY IS OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY!

ZOMBIES! I wish MD came to Atlanta to fake-blow-up the CDC :-(

Date: 2011-07-16 11:38 pm (UTC)
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I have a feeling this series is going to feel a lot like a good zombie movie.

I already had that dream. Back before the series even started. And I avoid spoilers assiduously. Worse yet, by the end of it, it had become a musical comedy . . .

(Which doesn't change the fact that women eating each other's fingers just is Not Cool in my book. No matter how sexy they are.)

Can I blame you? Maybe it was a backwards-in-time resonating telepathic phenomenon or something. ;-)


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