Watching Torchwood: 1×06 Countrycide

Switching things up a bit here… this is Anneli’s first viewing. Tove has seen it, erm, well. Previously.

Things we’re taking away from this episode:
  • Tove (suburban child) kind of agrees with Owen about the countryside. Anneli (countryside child) does not. No one is surprised.
  • This Torchwood Team Building Camping Adventure does NOT go to plan. People just keep ruining the mood and making it awkward… and that’s BEFORE they find the dead body!
  • Brecon Beacons offers a lot of dramatic sky shots. Beautiful in a bleak way!
  • If you have to be stuck in a creepy cellar, we’d rather be stuck with Tosh and Ianto than the others. They’re better at… thinking.
  • Has Gwen never heard of tea and hugs as a means of comfort?
  • Jack’s Captain Fantastic Saves the Day scene is really cheesy.
  • Tove thinks this is the scariest of all the Torchwood episodes (and Anneli agrees that it’s the scariest thus far). The worst monsters of all.
Best moment:

Owen: I hate the countryside. It’s dirty, it’s unhygienic. And what is that smell?
Gwen: That would be grass.
Owen: It’s disgusting.

Verdict:

For being tense and terrifying, we award this episode four out of five DPNs, with the ending dragging the grade down a bit.

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