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@MWTV  Oh, well never mind. Back to square one.

15 hours, 24 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@TheValeyardsMimeArmy  Love this so much. And you write so beautifully.

15 hours, 25 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!  I was thinking more at the hands of a Cyberman, but she is an old lady, so it could be a natural death. A natural death would actually be a nice juxtaposition to the usual death by some monster/ sci-fi event that we normally see.

15 hours, 20 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@Browncoat of arms @Clara Bosswald loves Black Panther&Captain Marvel  You speak the truth. The Series 3 finale had a wonderful build up and would probably have gone down as one of my favorite episodes if it wasn't for that ending.

16 hours, 49 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@TheValeyardsMimeArmy  And now the comment's deleted. Does that mean something?

16 hours, 8 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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I'm calling Clara's Gran's death now. I can feel it coming.

I'm so excited. So excited! And the day after Halloween is a perfect time for this episode (a coincidence, but a happy coincidence). Makes me wish I was going as a Doctor Who character.

16 hours, 5 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@TheValeyardsMimeArmy  That's completely and utterly brilliant. If that's what turns out to happen then I will be completely satisfied.

16 hours, 55 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@supermoff is now supermissy.  It's probably because it came right after two weeks (3 if you're someone who loved Kill the Moon) of astounding episodes. That'll make even an average episode look terrible. 

19 hours, 54 minutes ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night

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@Planet of the Deaf @Roshe_  The Cyberman pointed it's gun at taxi drivers in New York and they just kept going, but then again it was New York.

1 day, 13 hours ago on Dark Water Clip

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@The Whoniversal Man @twoheartsonemind  Yes, that's my concern too. And the more people suggest it, the more I can see it happening. But I really don't think it will; it'd be rather hard to continue the show after a reveal like that.

1 day, 13 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown

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Happy birthday, Mr. Smith. You were my first Doctor and still my favorite. You also happen to be a lovely human being. Good luck in all future endeavors.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!

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@Roq777  In a good way or a bad way?

1 day, 17 hours ago on Dark Water Clip

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@The Whoniversal Man  On one hand, that's a really imaginative idea, but, on the other hand, I don't think I'd ever want that to be actually done. Sounds more like a fan-fiction (mind you, a good fan-fiction, but still a fan-fiction).

1 day, 17 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown

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There is no doubt that Michelle Gomez is owning her role. She and Capaldi play wonderfully off each other.

1 day, 17 hours ago on Dark Water Clip

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1. The Caretaker (10/10)

2. Mummy on the Orient Express (10/10)

3. Deep Breath (10/10)

4. Flatline (10/10)

5. Listen (10/10)

6. Time Heist (9/10)

7. Kill the Moon (8/10)

8. Into the Dalek (7.5/10)

9. Robot of Sherwood (7/10)

10. Into the Forest of the Night (7/10)

2 days, 17 hours ago on Your Verdict on Flatline & Episode Ranking

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@Oodkind IS MISSY!!!!!  I really like that theory. I haven't heard anyone say anything like that. That's brilliant!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown

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Wonderfully written review; I agree on all points, except for why Clara and Danny are a couple. My major issue with this episode was the plot. I have long stood by the idea that fantasy shouldn't be criticized for breaking the rules of our world, whether they be rules of physics, death, etc., but it should be criticized when it breaks the rules of it's own world. This episode barely established any rules and thus it felt like the fireflies, the animals and the way the trees saved the Earth were thrown out of left field. They made no sense in context to the rules that have been long established in the world of the show.

Plot aside, the characters in this episode were actually quite good. I found each child brought something to the table and had some aspect of real children in them. I appreciated the emotionally disturbed Maebh and appreciated even more that although she had these issues, she wasn't shunned by her classmates. Also, that one boy (I don't remember his name) with the peanut allergy was so funny, especially to someone who has a little sister with the same allergy and has witnessed the craziness that school's make about the allergy.

The best part of the episode, by far, was Clara telling the Doctor that she didn't want to be the last of her species and her lying to him to, in fact, save him. It was a sweet moment and played into the idea that Clara's becoming quite adept at lying and knowing when to lie.

This is one of the first episodes this series where we haven't been asked to question whether either Clara or the Doctor's choices were moral. This actually could have worked quite well in the episode, considering that fairy tales always have morals in them, but the episode still served to show that there is a strong friendship between the Doctor and Clara.

3 days, 20 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Review

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I think the reason Clara remains with Danny is because of his morality. He has a very strong moral backbone and knows exactly what he thinks is right. Personally, I think Clara's aware she's in a bit of a state of flux and she appreciates that Danny is a constant, so to speak.

As for why Danny stays with Clara, well, I suppose love is illogical, because he really should have broken up with her after finding out she lied to him.

3 days, 20 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Review

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@Diana1992 is anticipated for Dark Water  4 for Missy is an awesome idea and would make so much sense.

There are so many amazing theories being thrown around, I can't decide which I'd want to see the most!

4 days, 2 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water

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@The Lazy Cat Has Gone to Heaven... With Clara.  Please let this be how the episode starts!

4 days, 1 hour ago on Next Time: Dark Water

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@galactic_unicorn  I think that would actually kill me! That'd be a sadder ending than Donna getting her memories erased.

4 days, 11 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water

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I'd say the Next Time trailer was the highlight of this episode, but it was an amazing trailer so that's not saying much.

7/10. The plot needed a bit more work, but it was coherent, if not a bit boring. The characters are what elevated this from a 6. I thought the children were all played and written pretty well, but it was the Doctor, Clara and Danny's dynamic that was most interesting, as it has been for the entire series. We did see Danny find out that Clara was lying and he took it in a refreshingly calm way. The line about Clara not wanting to be the last of her kind was brilliant and was probably the highlight of the actual episode.

As for the finale, I can't wait. That might be the best Next Time trailer I've ever seen on the show. Clara as a villain (or at least controlled by Missy) looks incredible and I'm happy to see Kate Stewart and Osgood back.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night

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@FoxInTheBox  And I'm sure BBCA will cut off all of those extra minutes for commericals.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis

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@JennMarie1 @twoheartsonemind  @BLINKANDYOUREDEAD  I agree with you and that's why I added "if we can call it that" in my other comment. I don't believe she's doing anything immoral, but is rather picking up some less than honest habits like her almost compulsive lying. She has become somewhat jaded to deaths, not that she doesn't care, but that she isn't caring as much as before, which I don't think is immoral, but it is something to think about in terms of her character.

I should have used a different term than "slide towards immorality", but I honestly couldn't think of another phrase that captured the changes we've seen in Clara's behavior.

6 days, 20 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@TheOncomingFish @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  I watched that interview too, but he also said that even though he thought Karen was ugly in the video, it didn't matter. But he definitely shouldn't have said that she looked ugly. In fairness, though, it sounded like he was trying to make a joke and failed, still wasn't funny.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode

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@Warpstar  That's why I like it. Because the writers are aware of what they are doing with her flaws. As I said in my other comment, that's why I don't like Rose, because although she's flawed and that's realistic, the writers never seemed aware that she was flawed and therefore her flaws weren't used to tell an interesting story, but were just annoying.

1 week ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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@stargazer0118 @Polyphase @BeyondThePolice  Twelve feels emotions, as evidenced by his determination to save as many people as possible. His anger at the Daleks and his happiness that Clara wasn't leaving. But he doesn't wear his hearts on a sleeve, like Ten.

1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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This article makes a very good point in saying that both sides opinions are justified and should not be put down, simply because someone doesn't agree. I happen to not agree with this article, but it does a good job of describing why someone dislikes Clara and/or feels that "Clara Who" is detrimental to the series.

I personally think that this series has never made the Doctor the antagonist, but rather asked us to question how the Doctor was solving problems. Yes, it did start out that Clara was on the opposite side, but the show never told us that the Doctor was wrong, instead that there were two ways of looking at his actions. Now in the series, especially, there's been an interesting flip flop, where it might be easier to say that the Doctor is moral and Clara is immoral. I think from probably Kill the Moon onwards we've been asked to whether Clara is a good woman, just as we were asked in the beginning the series if the Doctor is a good man. In this way, I find the series is treating Clara and the Doctor equally when it comes to playing both as protagonist/antagonist.

This was my issue with Rose, the writers seemed unaware of her flaws and thus these flaws meant nothing, but with Clara the writers are making her flaws a part of the story and her arc as a whole. I find, this makes her flaws more palatable and means that they have a purpose and aren't just a consequence of the writing.

1 week, 1 day ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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@BeyondThePolice @twoheartsonemind   Yes, Twelve's approach seems to be to distance himself from others, which makes sense since he relies more on logic to guide him than feelings. Eleven's sudden outbursts of anger were triggered by the fact that he was very much driven by emotion and Twelve contrasts that almost to the extreme, but I think still has moments that show he's caring. He is much more subtle in that.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@stargazer0118 @Exalos  I don't think the Twelfth Doctor is a jerk. He still very much cares about the people he's saving, but he is being realistic when he knows that he can't save someone and must learn from that to save more people. Yes, he has insulted Clara and others many times, but he wasn't aware that he was being insulting. I think this is different than being a jerk. The way I see it, and this is really down to opinion, is that a jerk is knows they are being insulting and is purposefully trying to insult someone and be rude. I'd call the Sixth Doctor a jerk, because he knew he was being rude (He's still one of my favorite Doctors, though), but I don't think Twelve has that awareness.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@BeyondThePolice @Unibot  I actually think she's been gaining faith in him, because she's understanding how he thinks when he's saving people.

I disagree that the Doctor isn't caring about the people he saves. If he didn't care about the people he saves, then he just wouldn't save them, but he keeps trying to save as many people as possible, but is aware that he can't save everyone.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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I can't understand how anyone could find Twelve to be cold and heartless. Pragmatic, yes. But he is continually trying to save people and help; the entire reason he is being pragmatic is so he can save the most people possible. And it's clear he cares about Clara, The Caretaker relied on this as a plot point and he looked overjoyed to find that she wasn't leaving.

The idea that Twelve's pragmatism is rubbing off on Clara and that she is also picking up his lying and other bad qualities is something I find incredibly compelling. It is very rare in stories that we see a character go "bad", so to speak, and it is something that is truly enjoyable to watch. It has been a clever arc this series, where we began asking if the Doctor was a good man, but are now also asking if Clara is a good woman. That being said, neither Clara or the Doctor are evil, but rather are flawed. I fail to see how you can't be rooting for either of them, because they are still the good guys.

"Liking" a character is not as important as having interesting characters, in my mind. If this was the case then shows like Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black wouldn't have the fanbases they have. Clara and the Doctor are interesting and that matters more to me than liking either of them (but I do think either is far from unlikable).

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@BLINKANDYOUREDEAD  Agreed. I've connected more to Twelve than any other Doctor. I agree with most of his actions, actually. He's still caring, but far more logical and realistic in his problem solving. As for Clara, her slide towards immorality (if we can call it that) is interesting, which is really all I care about.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@MrRazza is regenerating @Castrovalva @twoheartsonemind   Are there no middle schools in England? In the US, we have a school for 7th and 8th graders, so I thought it was weird to have Clara and Danny (who looked to be teaching 9th graders at least) with a bunch of younger kids.

1 week, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics

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This looks really interesting. I love the picture of the vines covering the TARDIS. Also, I quite like that all the kids seem to have their own looks, so hopefully we'll get some realistic kids. But I am wondering why Clara and Danny would be with these kids, seeing as they seem to teach upper grades and these kids look 9 or 10 at best, and that's a bit high for some of them.

1 week, 2 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics

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1. The Caretaker (10/10) 2. Deep Breath (10/10) 3. Mummy on the Orient Express (10/10) 4. Flatline (10/10) 5. Listen (9/10) 6. Time Heist (8.5/10) 7. Kill the Moon (7.5/10) 8. Into the Dalek (7.5/10) 9. Robot of Sherwood (7/10)

1 week, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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Obviously, I think The Caretaker is the most underrated episode this season. I'd actually call it perfection.

1 week, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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@Polyphase  He meant the hairband that Clara used to keep the train going, instead of Rigsy having to sacrifice himself.

1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Review

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.  I haven't found her characterization jarring; it's just that in series 7 we didn't know a lot about Clara and that was the point (for better or worse). All we really had to go on for character traits were how she talked to the Doctor and her reactions to different situations. Now, we see much more of her life and therefore have a greater picture of her character. But if you listen to her speak, she sounds the same way she did in series 7, there's just more we know about her and there's been actual character development this series.

1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Review

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@Antee991166  He's currently tied with Matt Smith for number 1. Capaldi very quickly came into his own and I like his pragmatic problem solving and his prickly personality; considering Colin Baker is my second favorite Doctor (along with McGann) I tend to like that in a Doctor.

1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Review

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@CarmellaRosenbach @MaddyKika @twoheartsonemind   I don't know that he was worthy of being a full time companion. But I thought he came across as very real considering he didn't get a full backstory and I thought the actor played off well against Ms. Coleman.

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@TheDreamer @The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat  That would be fantastic!

1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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Also, I love the idea that the Doctor is starting to notice the changes in Clara. By which I mean, the lying, the not caring (or at least soldiering on) when people die and really her ability to be him, so to speak. She started this series out as his "carer" and we've seen her move away from that, more out of necessity than anything else I think. But her now almost compulsive lying stems from something entirely different. The Doctor was right it is a habit. The way things are going, the finale doesn't bode well for Clara.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@Diana1992 awaits in the forest.......  I think that would actually be really great. I'd like to see Clara turned "evil" even for a little while. Actually, it's probably better if it's only for a little while. But if that happened it would probably end in her death, so maybe not.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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Great episode. 10/10. A wonderful concept that delivered. For an episode that had been billed as rather Clara-centric, it had a wonderful balance between Clara and the Doctor. Both shared important parts of figuring out the mystery and in solving it. I thought Rigsy was a very well realized side character. The Thing walk was so brilliant.. I'm also glad to see that the Doctor knows that Clara was lying to him and that she's lying to Danny. Good to get that on the table right away. And that ending. What did Missy mean by "I've chosen well?" Maybe Clara will end up being a trap for the Doctor after all.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@stargazer0118 @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!  I disagree. If anything, I feel, it makes those years even more important. It's even more tragic now looking back knowing that those incarnations will never know the good they actually did.

1 week, 4 days ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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@LoneSmoker  No article can be truly impartial. This is an op-ed and never pretending to be anything else. He addressed the other sides points and discussed why he disagreed, what an op-ed should do. If someone wants to write an article taking the opposite side, I expect they'll do the same thing.

1 week, 4 days ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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@KingoftheOod4450  I actually think it's quite realistic, though not conducive to a television program where the point is that we need to hear all the words and there's no way we can ask her to repeat them.

I don't have a problem understanding her (maybe because I myself speak quickly, as do many of my friends).

This series has had a lot of Doctor focus as well. There was the "Am I a good man?" arc, which has carried through to as recent as Mummy on the Orient Express. The series is still exploring Twelve's more pragmatic decision making and whether it was moral. Besides, Listen's catalyst was the Doctor's fear and the episode explored that.

Clara's is getting a lot of focus, but it isn't like Capaldi isn't getting any. I'd actually say he's been characterized rather well in this series.

1 week, 4 days ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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@TheNightmareChild is havin' a good time! @twoheartsonemind   Agreed, but I'm just saying that they did it to "help" Americans along with the story, which is a pretentious assumption that we can't keep up with the story on our own. I'm an American too and I never really thought about it much, but looking back I find it rather annoying.

1 week, 5 days ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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