"Oh, my boys. My poncho boys. If we're gonna die, let's die looking like a Peruvian folk band!"
I loved Deep Breath, and one of the reasons I love it is because Clara finally went from being this perfect, unrealistic plot devise to a real person. Suddenly the cracks in her always calm, always bubbly exterior began to show and we finally got character development. You could tell throughout the episode that she was completely out of her comfort zone; everything was out of her control. I loved the scene with flashbacks to the classroom- it said so much about her character. I didn't like Clara that much during series 7 but if she continues like this she could become one of my favourites. If I'm being honest I also wasn't that sure about Jenna's acting before, I thought she was okay but not amazing, but she was really outstanding in this episode.
I can already tell series 8 is going to be great!
4 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
I don't understand why Vastra kissing Jenny would receive complaints. They're a married couple and she was saving her wife's life. It's important that stuff like this is shown on television, especially on family shows, to show kids that love is love and homosexuality is normal.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
Wow, that trailer is great! I hope we're in for a darker series.
And this is kind of irrelevant, but I like Clara's dress.
2 months ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@NewWho2012 Not all girls who watch Who are like that though. I'm a girl and I can still appreciate the acting of David and Matt, even if they are good looking. It doesn't stop us from appreciating good/bad acting.
2 months, 1 week ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
I'm sure he didn't mean it the way it came out, but I do find his comments slightly irritating. Would the male fanbase leave if they got an older woman to play the companion? Of course not, so why presume the female fanbase will leave now that the Doctor is older? That's like saying girls can't be interested in sci-fi, and that surely the only reason we watch it is because the guys are hot. It's unfair to assume that all the girls that watch it only watch it for David and Matt and to presume that we're that shallow that we'll all leave because there's an older man playing the part. David and Matt are both attractive, but that's not why I watch Who.
Sorry, meant I never would have got, not ever!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Clara Oswald – A Question of Perspective
"And finally by the time the mystery is unravelled we already know Clara pretty well. She’s clever, resourceful, determined, ambitious, bossy, flirty, selfless, persuasive, total control-freak, she loves children, is confident, brave, loves making souffles and doesn’t abandon the people she cares about."
I think for me that's the problem. Many of those qualities you could easily apply to other companions that have come before her and the qualities that are more unique to her, such as being a control freak, haven't really been explored. I ever would have got that she was a control freak if it wasn't stated in TTOTD. She hasn't been given enough depth or development for me to find her interesting. So far, to me, it seems like loving children and not abandoning people are her only really interesting qualities. Good article though!
Looks interesting. And hopefully this is a much needed Clara-centric episode.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision
Silhouette and The Blood Cell sound very good. The Crawling Terror doesn't sound very good though.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
@Deus_Ex_Machina But that's because the main character, who has a lot of depth, gets much of the focus and is the hero of many of the stories, is always male, so it makes sense to balance that out by having the main supporting character be female and for her to get more focus than the male companion. If the main supporting character was male too that would be unfair because there would be no main female characters in the show.
3 months ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
@Master Michael Moon Interesting, because for me it's completely the opposite. IMO the quality has improved drastically. It's no longer melodramatic and the stories and visuals are so much better. The scripts are the opposite of 'dreadful' and it's not just because of the USA taking an interest in it that DW is currently doing well. The viewing figures of the 50th should prove that; the fact that it was simulcast in so many different countries is amazing and shows that Moffat has brought the show to new levels of popularity. And really it's a testament to the quality of the current writing that it's managed to become so popular in the USA.
3 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
I loved series 5 and series 6. but series 7 just had something missing for me. I feel like it was more style over substance. Plus I just can't bring myself to care about Clara enough which has probably affected my enjoyment of it. I feel like we need to get to know her more as at the moment she doesn't seem to be particularly complex or interesting. I don't feel like Moffat spent enough time giving her development and depth, which is a shame as I know he's a fantastic writer and has the ability to give some great character development. That's just my opinion though!
3 months, 1 week ago on Why I Love… Series 7
I wish Sally Sparrow was a companion. She was a great character and Carey Mulligan is an amazing actress.
3 months, 1 week ago on 5 Could Have Been Companions
@Doctor What Couldn't have put it better myself.
3 months, 1 week ago on Smith on 50th Classic Doctor Criticisms
@social_crime There's really no need to be sarcastic just because I don't have exactly the same opinion as you. :P
3 months, 1 week ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
Great to see some fresh talent on Doctor Who! And it's nice to see a female director.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
Not keen on having a kid in the TARDIS. :/
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
@Planet of the Deaf *gasps* Spoilers!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Volcano Day
Amy's definitely my favourite companion. I could probably ramble on and on about what's so amazing about her character, haha. She had flaws and the most depth of all the companions IMO. Plus her character development was amazing. We literally saw her grow up, and change as a person, while still being Amy.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
Good to see Karen's doing so well for herself after DW :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Planet of the Deaf Well, he is in Terminator now! I reckon he's got a pretty big career ahead of him. Doctor Who won't be a footnote, but I don't think it will be the one thing he's most famous for.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Smith Jealous of Capaldi and Series 8
@LordRassilon I really doubt he was forced out of it. Although it's obvious he loved the role he'll want to move on and do other things and raise his profile as an actor. I'm pretty sure he said in a few interviews before he even left that he wants to break Hollywood.
@TheGreatCompanion I think it's on the wrong hand.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I disagree with him here. It's not 'denying him a full life', I love character moments/development, it's that it was soapily done. It was really melodramatic to me. Personally I feel that the emotion in the Moffat era was more subtle.
4 months ago on RTD on Doctor Who Becoming “Too Soapy”
@chinnysandshoes I completely agree with everything you've said.
4 months ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
If I'm being honest I haven't warmed to Clara. I don't dislike her, I just don't find her very interesting. She doesn't have enough depth for my liking (maybe I'm missing something) and she hasn't really had much character development. She has had some good moments, but I'd really like for there to be an episode just focussing on Clara and exploring her character more, like we had for Amy multiple times. I think I'd definitely like her more if I felt like I knew her better, since Jenna's a good actress and Clara does show promise. There's still a lot of time for her to develop as well, as I'm sure Jenna will stay for series 8 at least.
Happy birthday to Jenna, she seems like a very nice person :)
"It's true I've known Matt Smith, we've battled some villains. The daleks weren't the worst ones, that was Karen Gillan."
Hahaha. Great Frozen cover Arthur!
4 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
I wouldn't want any of these to return to be honest. The only villains here I really like are the Vashta Nerada and the Dream Lord, and I think they're better off as one hit wonders.
4 months, 1 week ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
My opinion on each result:
1. The Eleventh Hour- Agree. Although I voted for An Impossible Astronaut I was happy for either to win.
2. Day of the Moon- Agree.
3. School Reunion- Disagree. I really don't like this episode. I don't really understand all the praise it gets.
4. The Doctor's Wife- I think I agree? (I can't remember what this episode was up against so I'm not entirely sure).
5. The Angels Take Manhattan- Agree.
6. Dalek- Again, can't remember what it was up against. It's a good episode though.
7. A Good Man Goes to War- Agree.
8. Silence In The Library- Agree.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
Or Journey's End, come to think of it. Both of those were worse than TWORS IMO. :P
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I think Last of the Time Lords should be in the 13th spot, not The Wedding of River Song.
I mostly agree with this list except for The Beast Below. It's a beautiful episode. Really underrated.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)
I love Jenna's outfit.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
If I'm being honest there's only one episode in this selection that I think is really great, and that's The Waters of Mars, so there's a clear winner for me! The rest are sort of mediocre to bad IMO, apart from The Christmas Invasion which is entertaining but not amazing.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
I would like 12 to be darker, but not as dark as what you're suggesting. I think making him out of control would be going a bit over the top. Nice article though.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How Could Capaldi’s Doctor Develop?
The Big Bang easily. A fantastic final episode.
The Parting of the Ways was a pretty good episode. Doomsday was the perfect send off for Rose (shame they ruined that later on by bringing her back!). Last of the Time Lords was good until the end, which was awful. It was like they were trying to turn the Doctor into Jesus or something. Pity the ending was so cheesy as Martha was brilliant in this episode. Journey's End wasn't very good IMO; it was too chaotic and overcrowded. I actually really liked The Wedding of River Song; although some people complain it wasn't epic enough for a final, I liked the smaller scale feel it had to it. All the characters being confined to a pyramid gave it a claustrophobic feel. The Name of the Doctor was a very good episode. When I first saw it I thought it was perfect, but after rewatch I decided I didn't like how cartoonish The Great Intelligence was. We never really learn about The Great Intelligence's motives, apart from 'wanting revenge', which didn't feel real enough to me. Still a great episode though- I loved Clara's 'Impossible Girl' arc resolution. It was clever that the end of the arc was that she wasn't 'impossible', she wasn't some mysterious enigma, she really was just Clara, an ordinary girl who chose to save her friend. It also had an amazing cliffhanger.
The Big Bang was the perfect final IMO. It had just the right dose of adventure, comedy and tragedy. All the acting was fantastic and the writing was really clever.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
The Pandorica Opens definitely.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
Wow, fantastic article. Really interesting read.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete
@awkward912 That would be really cool.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Does the TARDIS Dislike Clara? Moffat Teases Answers
This is the hardest poll yet... I love The Doctor Dances, Blink, The Girl Who Waited and Vincent and the Doctor. I have to go with The Girl Who Waited though. Such a beautiful episode.
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 10
A Good Man Goes to War definitely. Such an epic episode.
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
I'm really not looking forward to Gareth Roberts coming back.
5 months ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
Human Nature. Although The Impossible Planet and Silence In The Library are great too.
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
Great article but I'm not too keen on this idea. I think the TARDIS being a voice would seem a little silly and I wouldn't like an android either. If I had to choose I'd choose a hologram, but that would really depend on how they did it.
5 months ago on Could the TARDIS Become a Permanent Companion?
5 months ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
@MarlonJBonnici How is it weak? It makes perfect sense.
I love Karen's pixie cut!
5 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
Children of Earth is great. If only the rest of Torchwood was that good.
5 months ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
How very sad. RIP and I pay my respects to their families.
5 months ago on Obituaries: Kate O’Mara, Derek Martinus
So hard to choose. My best to worst list would be:
1. The Angels Take Manhattan- A beautiful and emotional goodbye for the Ponds, with great acting especially from Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
2. Flesh and Stone- A great episode with lots of fantastic elements and tense scenes like Amy having to travel through the forest with her eyes closed. You never would have guessed TTOA/FAS was Matt and Karen's first episode, they're so good.
3. The Rebel Flesh- I'll never understand the amount of criticism this story gets, it's great IMO. It explores some really complex concepts and emotions. Plus it's terrifying.
4. The Poison Sky- Not that great an episode but with some good elements. I liked clone!Martha.
5. World War Three- Entertaining but not a very good episode IMO.
6. Rise of the Cybermen- Again, it's okay, but nothing special.
7. Evolution of the Daleks- Not that good an episode.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5