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Children of Earth-A View from outside the bubble #3

These are reactions from Debra, who has only seen CoE. No previous Who or TW exposure. No idea about Jack's backstory. She's one of my Barrowmania converts through his pictures, music and the DVD of Putting It Together.

I gave her the questions, somewhat tweaked to avoid the stuff that would only apply if she'd seen the Who or Torchwood before. (If anyone thinks I'm doing this only to highlight people who agree with me, they need to read A View From Outside the Bubble #1)



I have not ever seen Torchwood until this Children of Earth series. I was home on vacation and realized that it was on cable, On Demand.

I knew of John Barrowman from my friend and colleague Miriam and was curious and interested to check it out. I very much enjoyed watching it, but of course did not know the history of any of the characters. I am a devoted fan of all things British, and truly enjoy BBC series' so I knew I would like this and who doesn't like to look at John Barrowman? How many ways are there to say yummy....?

It made me want to watch from the beginning. I felt I would have really liked to know the characters better, and was somewhat frustrated that I didn't.

I knew there was something in the relationship of Jack and Iantro that would have been very difficult for those following the show to watch what happens to him. I think there was love there, but Jack can never really be in love with anyone, as he knows he would watch them grow old and die, and he will always be the same. It's sad, to say the least.

I thought there would have been a love interest between Jack and Gwen, and assumed there had had been at some point in their history.

I had goosebumps when I heard Iantro telling his sister, "not men, just him...." Oy.

I did not feel a homophobic bent in what was said about him by his sister's husband when he found out about the relationship. I can imagine hearing that in any pub in a neighborhood just like that. I think he cared for Ianto but could only verbalize it in his own way, with no intention of being hurtful.

I suppose he had to die. Where would that story line have gone? Again, not seeing the history I would have liked to see more of that relationship. I think Jack was devastated to see him die, but of course, much more so with Steven.

I'm happy that Gwen and her baby are safe and I think that's a sweet relationsip between she and her husband.

I don't really get the necessity of Frobisher doing what he did to he and his family. He should not have given in so easily and tried to stay and fight. Don't get that, and found it very disturbing.

I intend to watch this again at some point. Maybe a rainy Saturday afternoon at home, with nothing that has to be done. But I will watch the first 2 seasons first so I can get a better understanding of it all. That is for sure.
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