Skip to comments.Yesterday’s Taboos - Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture
Posted on 08/23/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT by feralcat
Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood.
Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy. Doctor Who for adults is what they called it.
As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is nihilistic its a judgment thats reinforced by the shows newest character.
For the fourth season, entitled Miracle Day, the writers ratcheted up the transgression: the newest character, Oswald Jones, is a pedophile. Yes, you heard me correctly.
Jones, played by actor Bill Pullman, is a convicted pedophile-murderer who is released on a technicality. While hes far from the first pedophile to be depicted on television, he is undoubtedly the first depicted in a way that prompts the audience to root for him.
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Maybe once they get gay "marriage" legalized the left will forget about normalizing poligamy and go immediately for making "intergenerational sex" (as they call it) a universal human right (but don't worry, the libs will only legalize "consensual" sex with minors.)
If the people stood up against it, it wouldn’t happen.
Never seen it, never will, but it makes you want to root for the Daleks.
This year’s Torchwood is showing the collapse of society in a world where no one dies (sounds odd, but makes sense when thought through). The role of the Danes character is one example of how far civilization has collapsed, not an endorsement of what he represents.
The series has not been that good this year, until last week’s episode, which rocked.
And RTD’s characterization of a Sarah Palin-type character was very offensive, and in fact panned by many as that of a Brit getting American culture wrong.
If they want to push pedophilia let them - that is an issue that will unite people across all spectrums to rise up and slap them down. Let them eat lead.
Exactly. It is a very dark look at how far society has sunk. I did not find myself “rooting” for him. I found him disturbing and very sinister. I am certain in the end he will be dealt with appropriately.
I do not care about his sexuality I wish there were more defenders of this third rock like Captain Jack. He is ruthless.
And, while my wife and I liked the first three seasons of Torchwood, we are finding the fourth season harder to accept because the main character has come out a lot more than previously.
The writers and promoters of Torchwood are purposely working hard to normalize sexual degeneracy. It is no longer even masked.
I have been watching the show ... they are NOT trying to get people on the side of pedophilia ... the premise of the show is as follows.
The “technicality” that got Oswald Jones off was that he was executed, but amazingly people around the world stopped dying that day (no matter what you do to them). Society is in chaos because of this “miracle”, and some very dark characters are promoting Jones as a voice of sanity to the masses because the politicians and clergy are silent on what people should do next. They did have a person (from the Tea Party) that started a campaign of “dead is dead” to have those who should be dead quarantined from society, but Jones’ handlers got rid of her by crushing her in a car (and yes, she is still alive).
Jones is being presented as a very creepy character that can stir the masses with his speech, both pro and con. Even his handler who is creating the media frenzy around him does not want to be near him or alone with him. As she says, she cannot look at his hands because she knows what he did with those hands. The Torchwood team is trying to figure out why people stopped dying and put things back to normal, and Captain Jack Harkness (the character that came over from Doctor Who) has personally volunteered to send Oswald Jones to meet his maker.
Now, all that being said, Captain Jack Harkness is an openly gay character ... so the premise of this season of show is not that we are to accept Pedophilia, but rather that a gay man will save us.
“He’ll do anything if it’s gorgeous.”
I knew it was Danes!
Honestly the Danes character is about the least of the issues with this series. The Palin slam was gratuitous and stupid but typical of the Brit left. The main problem is the constant, unrelenting pro-gay propoganda in this show. The latest episode is actually starting to tie quite a lot together, but the faggotry (literally) turned an otherwise interesting show into something far less pleasant.
The author is either deluded or hasn’t watched the series if he believes that Oswald Danes is a character that anyone is rooting for.
Quite frankly, the most disturbing episode they ever had on the show was in Season 1 ... Countrycide. I literally wanted to go burf before it was over, and stopped watching again until this season. I guess it is possible they had more disturbing episodes, (like I said, that stopped me), but I really dont think it is possible to get any darker than that episode.
It stopped you on the first season, but not the second season?
Agreed. Especially when Gwen prodded the lead bumpkin to explain and he merely said it made him happy.
I knew beforehand that the Torchwood writers were always pushing a liberal agenda and I can usually see through that and enjoy the sci-fi that I enjoy. I was watching the current series for a few episodes. I had them on the dvr. Episode 3 or 4 where Jack had his arms around a naked man and said he had to use a condom is the exact scene where I hit “stop” “delete” and then removed the show from my timers.
I was truly disgusted watching it. It gave me a sick feeling in my stomach to view it. I am not a prude and have willfully witnessed many terrible things in my life, including the several years I spent in prison. I’m glad that I can no longer stomach such entertainment.
torchwood is a series for homosexuals.
it should have been left for dead as a horrible mistake.
now there is “leakage” into doctor who with hints of homosexual based marriage. That has no place in a family show.
Countrycide was pretty good at depicting the random and banal nature of pure evil though. They refuted the idea of cheap psychology as applied to some of these people.