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posted by [personal profile] panik at 07:22pm on 24/04/2010 under
I really don't know what I think about that. Glad it's a 2 parter but - is it just me or was that entirely lacking in tension of any kind?

My Eleven love continues to grow but the writing is still leaving a bit to be desired for me.
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posted by [identity profile] at 06:28pm on 24/04/2010
Ha, I just posted my thoughts. I liked it, which is a relief because I found the last two episodes incredibly disappointing.

Despite sharing your disappointment with the writing so far, I do love Matt Smith. He's an absolutely brilliant doctor - a breath of fresh air.
posted by [identity profile] at 06:38pm on 24/04/2010
I adore this Doctor. A proper, old-school Doctor, lovelovelove him, love the actor too, he seems to have a great sense of humour, and his looks are really growing on me too.

But lawks a lawdy, the stores have been a real disappointment. I liked a lot of last week's eppy, the tea-lady Daleks were delightful, Steve Jobs Daleks faintly ridiculous and thestory, like all of them up to now, seemed... unfinished, somehow. All the stories so far seem very curtailed to me, like they needed to be 2/3 parters and weren't. I hated the whale ep, horrible, but not in a good way, in an incredibly stupid way. I see you enjoyed this week's - I'm afraid it left me a bit 'meh'. It's a 2 parter so I'm reserving judgement but it had none of the tension I was hoping for and River Song was, incredibly, even more annoying than last time.

I'm watching just for The Doctor at the moment, but tbh, there's nothing new in that, a lot of classic Who had awful story clunkers too, it's The Doctor himself who's always held my attention and this Doctor is doing the job nicely. :o) I do hope the stories pick up a bit though, up to now, they've been really disappointing.
Edited Date: 2010-04-24 06:40 pm (UTC)
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posted by [identity profile] at 06:50pm on 24/04/2010
We're pretty much on the same page :-). Matt is totally ace - I agree that he is very old school. He reminds me quite a bit of Pertwee, though with touches of Davison's mannerisms. A truly wonderful iteration of the character, who takes me back to my childhood and everything I loved about the Doctor back then.

I do very much love the weeping angels - they are quite possibly my favourite monsters ever. And I like the way the plot is opening out and developing in this two parter - it seems well paced and (for once) logical (unlike that bloody whale!). If Moff can carry off a good wrap-up next week I will be impressed. I just hope it doesn't fizzle out a la Rusty who, as we both know, had a few issues with endings!
posted by [identity profile] at 06:59pm on 24/04/2010
I am reserving judgement because I suspect an awful lot of this week's eppy is just the lead up to the denouement. And Moff can end a tale well, for sure, the first ep, which had a lot of frantic silliness was also, clearly, an intro to plot-lines still to come and it ENDED, properly, satisfactorily, logically, intriguingly.

I am hoping to be thrilled next week - and to maybe find out a bit more about River Song who I'm now certain in not who she claims to be, not even close, quite the opposite, in fact. ::nods portentously::
posted by [identity profile] at 09:44pm on 25/04/2010
Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you're liking Eleven! Since you are my Doctor Who mentor, it is very reassuring. We have just finished everything we could find for Number Four! So even thirty or so years behind in viewing, we are coping with our own regeneration-angst. Looking forward to seeing what Five is like... *hurry, Netflix!*
posted by [identity profile] at 07:36am on 26/04/2010
I is Who-Svengali! ::preens::

I hope you like Matt, I think he's wonderful and most people this side of the ocean seem to agree. He seems like a refreshing return to Old Who Values and I'm very glad indeed. IMO, the writing's not been as great as anticipated but I'm sure it will improve - if the Doctor's right, a bit of ropy writing cannot harm you. :o) I mean, I came through 47 years of green bubble wrap, hair-dryer spaceships and rubber monsters, I can live with a little writery daftness.

I can't tell from your post if you'd seen Tom's Doctor before or was it new for you? - and if so, what did you think? Most Americans seem only to know about Four, as far as classic Who goes.