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"The growing on-screen relationship between Lewis and Det Sgt Hathaway, played by Laurence Fox, is becoming increasingly important..." - Lewis in action for new series

I'm fairly sure they don't mean any Janto type action is at all in the offing, but I must admit, it did make me smile in any case. And besides, I don't find Jack/Ianto a particularly healthy or convincing relationship anyway. Oh, I tried, and it was very, very cute and the snog in that episode made me go BWEE! but the foliage frolics, not so much, though maybe I was just cold, overtired and had a headache (and it was sixth months later, too).

And really, way to be insensitive, lads. As if Zombie!Owen needs to find Jack jism all over his inter-rifty petunias to be reminded that he's had his last happy.

Oh man, do I have a headache. And I'm tired and cold and grumpy and today's format breaking Morse was distressingly Lewis free, but I have had a lovely dark wee hours typing session (Lewis! Hathaway!) and now that my bus drops me off miles (okay, about 1.5km) from my office (as opposed to the previous two blocks) and I have to trudge past all the shut shops at least Woolies was open and I managed to pick up new gloves (I manage to hold onto gloves the way Sienna Miller hangs onto her knickers, ie not at all) and yet another throw rug because I had four jumpers on yesterday plus every tiny bar heater in the house. Himself even bade me to forgoe the ironing rather than unplugging one of the little heaters, so cold were we. Okay, so it was barely into single digits, but we're soft southern types and the house is so not built for that type of cold.

The sun's out now, but it was still cold and wet when I tramped in this morning. Yesterday it was so cold and wet it reminded me of schooldays, the last time it was so reliably cold and wet in winter. And my poor brolly, ripped inside and out until it was no more. So I had to buy a new umbrella, too.

But at least the rain let me out of watering on Sunday, so I thought I'd snuggle down and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea and Morse on the telly, fer once. Only it was Remorseful Day, wasn't it. Poor Lewis.

So I caught up on some Janto instead, having a big red box of Torchwood in my hot little hands (it was worth the money not to be spoiled any more than I was, though of course now I can't go back and read or see all those posts I skipped past with steely determination). The Martha arc, was rubbish. I really don't like her and she totally sucked all the air out of the room, and Owen's plight would be heartbreaking if it was anyone but Owen. He's a horrid little shit, and it's just so hard to care when karma bites his bony little butt.

Rhys still wins the award for doormat of the year and I fear for Ianto, but at least he's keeping Jack off the streets, I suppose (Torchwood Jack is something of a loose cannon, I feel). For a while I thought they had something, but Adrift has me thinking seriously twice. Pity. (Although minor acts of insubordination probably only meant a much welcomed spanking for Ianto, but it's not just that, it's just something dangerous and false note striking with those two).

Anyway, once Martha shoved off (for good, I hear, hurrah) the show snapped back into form. Pity there might not be much Torchwood, because they're just starting to find their groove. When they're playing at the alien shagging Famous Five, they're pretty sad. When they play at being the British Angel, they're far better (well, that Gwen episode was so that Cordy one, but at least they spared us some hideous Ianto mpreg story, I suppose), but when they're playing at The Invisibles Lite, then they rock.

Or I thought so, anyway. And sure, PJ Hammond was rehashing some Saphire and Steely goodness, but it reminded me of my fave stories and it made me happy. I really liked the creepy circus freaks and the escaping off film bit: well creepy. Some very clumsy execution alas, but a girl can't have everything (and hurrah, they saved the tot, now tell the little blighter he's all alone, whydoncha?). Torchwood is often afraid to really go there, like it's afraid of the shadows. Annoying and ironic. Oh, I know they kill cast members, but that's not particularly clever, I'm talking about really addressing the bleak, since they raised the topic in the first place. Damn, if only it was made by BBC Scotland, then I'd get the black misery my dark Calvinist heart craves.

But I enjoyed the episodes I watched, and for Torchwood, that's an impressive effort. I just wish they'd be more like The Invisibles, and less Five Go Mad in Cardiff.

Of course, this whole Torchwood fling was inspired by the Peanut Gallery bringing back a copy of the Torchwood mag from the shopping trip, practically pimping the Janto.

Other than that, not much. Finished my course. The 'teacher' was complete crap, just seting us tasks and then spending the next hour out of the room on his phone (repeat) so I had to rely on the tutorial pages I usually do, so that was a big fat load of not help. Because I got home late (two trains and two buses) it was a case of another curry from the the Literal Curry House (so named after the other week when I ordered "naan, Pershwari naan" and that's exactly what I got: naan and Peshwari naan). It's quite good and surprisingly spicey for our suburban wastelands - hence our encouraging repeat patronage. But you know this bodes ill, now that butter chicken is now only four blocks away. Oh dear. Does it help that it's at least uphill on the way back?

Oh yeah, I'm still finding and cleaning up stray marmalade splots around the kitchen. It really did go the napalm while I was boiling it down. And I made a mistake: according to the wildlife, now the mandarins are worth eating, not before. Next year I'll wait until they get the thumbs up from the local experts (there's mandarin peel all over the garden, messy creatures).

And it took those damn cockatoos a week and a half to find the placatory and expensive seed bells I'd hung in the trees. Harumph. I'm still tripping over lemons in unexpected places. Wicked creatures, they are.

So, basically, freezing cold, stressed at work, house falling down around ears, living in own refuse, killing favourite pot (not to mention ourselves) with too much Caledonian fare (stovies, porridge) and watching gay porn, I mean Torchwood. Oh, and I'm still ploughing through the Morse books. I just adore how passive agressive Lewis is, always saying one thing and thinking another. It's a quirk I've taken to my heart.

http://www.oxfordmail.net/display.var.2399104.0.lewis_in_action_for_new_series.php
Lewis in action for new series

http://www.latimes.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=2741808
Ewan Mcgregor (video)

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/first-shot-of-mads-mikkelsen-in-refns-valhalla-rising/
First Shot Of Mads Mikkelsen in Refn’s VALHALLA RISING!

http://community.livejournal.com/cap_it/5426357.html
Generation Kill: Part 1

http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?cbi=11035&igi=326969&nbc1=1
Lionsgate At Comic-Con - "The Spirit" Talent Signing (Macht)

http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?cbi=11035&igi=326968&nbc1=1
Lionsgate At Comic-Con - "The Spirit" Press Line (Macht)

http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=322714&Source=blml080728
Entertainment Weekly/Sci Fi Celebrate Comic-Con

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/07/comic-books-slo.html
Comic books slowly getting squeezed out of Comic-Con? (Nighy)

http://chud.com/articles/articles/15728/1/UPDATED-WHY-NOT-INGHAM/Page1.html
UPDATED: WHY NOT INGHAM?

http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/detail/index.jsp?uuid=e845d495-7509-45de-8b29-36f0e4e0ab11
Supernatural Boys Dish on New Season, Possible SpinoffSupernatural Boys Dish on New Season, Possible Spinoff

http://www.journalfen.net/community/hot_daily/14637.html
RDJ

http://chud.com/articles/articles/15723/1/SDCC08-WINNERS-AND-LOSERS/Page1.html
SDCC08: WINNERS AND LOSERS

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/news/neil-gaiman-to-write-batman
Neil Gaiman To Write Batman

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/26174668.html
32 Star Portraits from Comic-Con

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHDKhWsPu1M
New Doctor Who mini episode shown at the Proms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmLzvfNeNMQ
Kripke on Sam's new love interest

http://seat42f.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2918&Itemid=9
Jared Padalecki Finds A Love Interest On Supernatural

http://sammynce.livejournal.com/68006.html
SPN

http://io9.com/5028464/exclusive-interview-with-doctor-whos-steven-moffat
Exclusive Interview With Doctor Who's Steven Moffat

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-and-tv/features/senseless-sensibility-just-another-jane-austen-adaptation-875661.html
Senseless sensibility: Just another Jane Austen adaptation?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/movies/24supe.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
How Many Superheroes Does It Take to Tire a Genre?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/features/the-end-of-the-bender-stars-embrace-sobriety-875703.html
The end of the bender? Stars embrace sobriety

http://emma-tennant.livejournal.com/420562.html
got myself a gun....

http://www.wetanz.com/collectibles/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=74&zenid=28j384c5m10k265jc9onm29d60
Lord President Borusa Head-dress

http://community.livejournal.com/rightclickdrool/534868.html
Burn Notice

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/movies/372096_tf225.html
Viggo Mortensen shooting a movie at Mount St. Helens this weekend

http://screenrant.com/avengers-cast-confirmed-iron-man-2-intro-avenger-3052/
Avengers Cast “Confirmed,” Iron Man 2 to Intro New Avenger

http://www.hbo.com/generationkill/
Generation Kill

http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=193
Why Is Top Secret Still A Secret?

http://www.iziko.org.za/iziko/press/20080704b.html
Songs of the Veld

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-et-kroffts26-2008jul26,0,1688788.story?track=ntothtml
Sid and Marty Krofft are still pulling the strings

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/26/arts/design/26ruin.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
Saving Pompeii From the Ravages of Time and Tourists

http://digg.com/movies/Map_Of_Where_Dark_Knight_Was_Filmed_in_Chicago
Where in Chicage was the Dark Knight filmed?

http://io9.com/5029549/heroes-goes-hyper-in-season-three-premiere
Heroes Goes Hyper In Season Three Premiere

Enter the Dollhouse with Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku, and Tamoh Penikett
http://io9.com/5029557/enter-the-dollhouse-with-joss-whedon-eliza-dushku-and-tamoh-penikett

Seek The Six Viral Marketing Revealed (Prisoner)
http://io9.com/5029566/seek-the-six-viral-marketing-revealed

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/07/26/hayden-panettiere-comic-con-2/#more-61921
Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia at Comic-Con 2008 on Saturday

http://defamer.com/5029395/trouble-in-nottingham-is-ridley-scotts-robin-hood-on-the-rocks
Trouble in 'Nottingham': Is Ridley Scott's Robin Hood on the Rocks?

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ew/popwatch/~3/345384053/comic-con-stan.html
EW's Visionaries panel

http://io9.com/5028914/visionary-comic-creators-share-secret-origins
Visionary Comic Creators Share Secret Origins

http://dduane.livejournal.com/137025.html
Pic of the Day: Wolverine thanks his creator

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/07/24/surprise-guest-hugh-jackman-gets-a-surprise-visit-from-stan-lee/
Surprise Guest Hugh Jackman Gets A Surprise Visit From Stan Lee

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/07/25/will-we-see-a-wolverine-cameo-in-an-avengers-movie-hugh-jackman-says-sure/
Will We See A Wolverine Cameo In An 'Avengers' Movie? Hugh Jackman Says Sure

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/25/comic-con-08-live-warner-brothers-watchmen-panel/
FirstShowing's live blog of Watchmen's Comic-Con panel

http://io9.com/5029319/weve-seen-awesome-new-watchmen-footage
We've Seen Awesome New Watchmen Footage!

http://io9.com/5028953/inside-the-owlship-from-the-watchmen
Inside the Owlship from the Watchmen

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/07/24/breaking-tron-sequel-teaser-revealed-jeff-bridges-returns-for-tr2n/
'Tron' Sequel Teaser Revealed, Jeff Bridges Returns For 'Tr2n'

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ew/popwatch/~3/345920978/hugh-jackman-wo.html
Hugh Jackman reveals his 'Judge Judy' obsession

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AintItCoolNews/~3/346044307/37645
AICN describes 'The Wolf Man' footage at SDCC

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/avclub/daily/~3/345929621/a_v_talk_the_x_files_i_want_to
A.V. Talk: 'The X-Files: I Want To Believe'

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ew/popwatch/~3/345928180/comic-con-marve.html
Comic-Con: Marvel fans say 'No!' to Ben Affleck as Captain America

http://io9.com/5029196/your-universe-is-officially-godless-according-to-marvel
Your Universe Is Officially Godless, According to Marvel

http://io9.com/5029308/marvel-movies-owe-it-all-to-stan-lee-and-mark-millar
Marvel Movies Owe It All To Stan Lee And Mark Millar

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/07/holy_crap_aronofsky_is_directi.php
Aronofsky is Directing 'RoboCop'

http://io9.com/5028839/harvey-keitel-kicks-a-hole-in-the-1970s
Harvey Keitel Kicks A Hole In The 1970s [Life On Mars]

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1474061.ece
It's White on Mars

http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/defamer/full/~3/345075089/industrial-light--merkin-to-render-sienna-millers-ladyparts-more-hippie-authentic
Industrial Light & Merkin To Render Sienna Miller's Ladyparts More Hippie Authentic

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/07/25/the-warriors-come-out-and-play-for-new-comic-book-series/
'The Warriors' Come Out And Play For New Comic Book Series

http://io9.com/5028969/birthplace-of-modern-computers-is-a-national-disgrace
Birthplace of Modern Computers Is "a National Disgrace"

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24084960-5013016,00.html?referrer=email
Man jailed over Dalek kidnap

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/07/28/do2804.xml&DCMP=EMC-new_28072008
What happens if police don't do their duty?

http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/scimedemail/la-he-talk28-2008jul28,0,3609186.story
After the tragedy: Vent? Not necessarily

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2008076078_abbamusic28.html
How ABBA songs get stuck in our brains

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2008076082_comiccon28.html
Comics-to-movies craze continues

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1038970/The-MOST-effective-way-woman-bed-running-say-scientists.html
The MOST effective way to get a woman into bed is by running yourself down, say scientists

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/gallery/0,23816,5031085-17382,00.html?referrer=email
bubble-blowing beluga whales

http://www.theage.com.au/news/reviews/time-for-a-playoff/2008/07/26/1216492790816.html
Time for a play-off

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-and-tv/news/lost-in-translation-british-tv-goes-abroad-879319.html
Lost in translation: British TV goes abroad

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/29/2317354.htm
500BC boat salvaged off Sicily

http://www.smh.com.au/news/water-issues/another-wet-day-for-sydney-but-sun-on-the-way/2008/07/29/1217097186896.html?sssdmh=dm16.326470
Another wet day for Sydney, but sun on the way

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