Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My pockets hurt

A report on US Torchwood went out as an April Fool's joke, but I think the most terrifying thing about it is how easy it is to believe the description of the new "main" character:

"The heart of the original programme was Gwen Cooper, our audience POV character, so we're going to build on that in the new series. We're going to introduce Gwen's American cousin Jen, a feisty blonde in her early twenties. She will kick arse and take names and still provide that human touch to a jaded world. In her free time, she works with disadvantaged children and feeds the hungry. People are just going to love her."

It doesn't remotely sound like a real person, but it seems like the logical step up from holier than thou Gwen. Despite the fact that, you know, a lot of people really did not like Gwen. But audiences don't know what's good for them, right? Right. Really, it's just combining Gwen and Rose and then embellishing a little - a little sprinkle of Andromeda from Clash of the Titans and voila!

You can all stop rolling your eyes, I can do this sort of thing and call it research now. That word gets you far in life *snort*

Music: Seed - The Academy Is
Mood: Working, reluctantly

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