April 15, 2008

It's all DNA these days.

"I'll bet you ten quid they're DNA specialists. It's all DNA these days. Like that CSI bullocks. CSI Cardiff, I'd like to see that. They'd be measuring the velocity of a kebab!"
-- Police Constable (PC) Andy, Torchwood, "Everything Changes"
So I haven't managed to get restarted on Persona 3 yet, mostly due to resizing my Windows partition again (thank you, Winclone). Of course, I wasn't aided by my trip to Books-a-Million, where I picked up the latest volumes of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four, along with the first volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight. Read through all of those and watched the latter 11 episodes of series 2 of Torchwood.

Torchwood, an anagram and spin-off of Doctor Who, is sort of the Doctor Who franchise's opposite number for The Sarah Jane Adventures, that is to say it's the post-watershed series. Set up toward the beginning of the 2nd series of the new, Torchwood is a secret organization devoted to combating aliens and adapting their technology, if possible, to Britain's use. Of course, this series follows Torchwood 3, the Cardiff, Wales office.

Regarding series 2, I need to rewatch the next to last episode as it goes into the backstories of all the main Torchwood characters save Gwen (who we already have backstory on, given she's our PoV character). James Marsters - yes, that James Marsters - had a recurring role in the series and I think he did a fantastic job.

I think that's about all I can say without potentially spoiling people. It should suffice to say that I think it's a good series that can go very dark at times.