Serenity Plaza is the most exclusive gated community in South Wales.
You’d kill to live there. Jack and Ianto have gone undercover as a happily married couple. There are rumours that something’s wrong at Serenity Plaza and they’re determined to investigate. But the problem is that Serenity Plaza is just so rigidly normal.
Suddenly, Jack and Ianto have to confront the problems that normal couples face. Sharing a house together, doing the washing up, entering the residents’ baking contest, and hoping to win the Best Kept Lawn.
Competition is fierce. Because this is Serenity Plaza. And you’d kill to live there.
If you’re thinking of listening to Serenity, you should know that it has:
– great acting: the switch in the tone between Jack and Ken and between Ianto and Ifan is amazing and delightful!
– lots and lots of banter: amazing lines, perfect acting/editing timing. I love banter so so so much and it’s really well done!
– the perfect balance in Jack and Ianto’s relationship: not all played for laughs, not too sappy…to me, that’s spot-on for post-Sleeper and that’s definitely consistent with other audios such as Outbreak.
– grumpy!Ianto with well-written and well-delivered lines…pure joy!
Serenity is my favourite BF audio. It really shows Jack and Ianto outside their comfort zones in terms of being a normal, stereotypically gay couple. The arguments and the “best towels” really tell the story of what their relationship isn’t.
Serenity is just straight up hilarious. It fits perfectly after Sleeper, and Jack and Ianto being domestic and coupley warms my heart! They’re perfect as Ken and Ifan, and I love how they keep discovering new aspects of each other. Everything about this audio is absolutely perfect! I definitely recommend!
I love it! Some wonderful parts are:
– the Sleepers
– Jack and Ianto being domestic
– badass Ianto
The acting is fun, the story really pulls you in, and the ending is very satisfying. A must-have!
Funny and lighthearted. “Shitten hell,” one of the funniest lines (in my opinion),which pops up in a few audios, is in this one. Also lots of Janto, too. Peak banter.
This was probably the audio I was most excited for before it was released. The promise of Janto in a domestic setting was what we’d all been waiting for. And it delivers.
Ianto plays the house husband who cooks and cleans and bakes and Jack plays the working man who brings home the bacon. They work perfectly with each other and gives us a glimpse of what could have been if they both were just normal guys. It’s got enough sap to make any Janto fan swoon and enough comedy to keep it from being sickly sweet. I love it so much, it’s a must listen.
Alicia Jasmine –
Ianto and Jack fake-married? Sign me up! This audio is a lot of fun and hilarious. Some slight angst but it’s mostly great Janto banter and Ianto being petty. Also, ties up the introduction of Sleepers in season 2.
If you want to listen to a story about Jack and Ianto, this is as perfect as it can get. The dialogue is spot on, it feels like almost everything is ‘quotable’ and should be framed or something. In the beginning I wasn’t sure what I would get, because it starts out very annoying, but when the first charade is over, it turns so bloody perfect it almost hurts. Torchwood goes Desperate Housewives in the best way possible. Both John and Gareth are doing such a terrific job, I think it shows that they were both together in the studio for this. Especially Gareth is a hoot when he changes his voice between suburbia Ianto and Torchwood Ianto.
Oh and there is an actually alien threat too in the story! It’s actually quite well done… but it pales a bit in the bliss of suburbia.