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7/10. Not a truly great episode, but a fun one.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Best of Matt Smith: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
@DW_girl @ThePotatoOne That was the dumbest thing ever thought of. How Moffat wrote that into an otherwise rather dark and tense script with a straight face is nothing short of baffling.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Angels Take Manhattan
8/10. The first Steven Moffat Christmas special that didn't make me vomit black bile out of pure irritation. The setting and the tone were just perfect for me. Dr. Simeon was somewhat lacking in development and character, but the Great Intelligence is a fascinating and formidable foe, and its relationship with Dr. Simeon is creepy and disturbing. And the performances overall from everyone were very good, with Matt Smith in particular giving one of his best performances in the whole series.
1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Snowmen
7/10. Would've been an 8 or even a 9 if it weren't for that stupid Statue of Liberty. Don't even get me started.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Angels Take Manhattan
Rolled my eyes so hard when I read the title of the episode and understood what the premise was going to be. But perhaps in spite of myself, I really liked this episode. I'm sure the supporting cast, including David Bradley and Mark Williams, probably contributed to that as well. Some good humor and lighthearted dialogue balanced out very well by a pretty dark villain and, by the end, the Doctor being darker than we've seen in a long time. I suppose I could complain about the stupid puppy triceratops, but even that didn't annoy me as much as it rightfully should have. Try as I might, I just can't hate this episode. 8/10.
1 week, 4 days ago on Best of Matt Smith: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
A genuinely creepy and tense episode which was also able to expand the Daleks' cruel and dastardly methods (the human/Dalek drones). And the ending with Oswin was truly shocking and satisfying. The only niggle I really have is that I didn't really care about the conflict between Amy and Rory at all. It just felt random and it kind of felt like filler that distracted from the rest of the story. But overall a fantastic episode. 9/10 from me.
1 week, 5 days ago on Best of Matt Smith: Asylum of the Daleks
@Polyphase Finally! A kindred spirit!
1 week, 6 days ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe & Series 6 Recap
This episode was so saccharine and schmaltzy that it was just annoying. I give it a 3/10.
@Antee991166 @RickXeros @Planet of the Deaf @ThePotatoOne Anyone else remember Victory of the Daleks where the new paradigm Daleks have the Doctor right where they want him and they don't even try to kill him?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
I'm glad they seem to be going in a different direction with the Doctor for sure. As much as I enjoyed Tennant and Smith, if they had stuck with that kind of "good boyfriend" Doctor as Moffat put it, I probably would've gotten bored and dropped out of regular viewership of the show. My big hope is that the change in the Doctor will go hand in hand with an overall change in tone for the show. As much as Moffat has written some great episodes for the show, both as showrunner and not, the fact of the matter is, it's hard to feel completely invested in something if there is little or no tension. When you're always reasonably confident that everyone's going to make it out safe and sound and everything is going to be tied up in a neat little bow by the time it's all over and everyone's going to live happily ever after, well, let's just say I haven't exactly been on the edge of my seat for most of Moffat's run. So, among other things, I hope Moffat has rethought his "Everybody lives" policy, and the show has some tension again. Oh, and better Christmas specials. Definitely better Christmas specials.
@JJ2000 @ThePotatoOne Eh, I didn't hate it. It wasn't as exciting as I thought it was going to be, and it didn't completely make sense, but it was entertaining enough. And, I know fans seem to be split on this, but I really liked Capaldi's entrance, I thought it was great. :D
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Best of Matt Smith: Let’s Kill Hitler
@Amy the Consulting Commentator I see what you did there. :D
This comment is way longer than I wanted it to be, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible with my explanation.
This episode kind of ruined River Song for me. First of all, I'm not even a huge fan of her being Amy and Rory's child. That kind of felt "shark jumpy" to me, mostly because it made the whole Doctor Who universe feel smaller. If River had to be related to Amy and Rory at all, I would've preferred it be more distant. If she was even their granddaughter or something instead of their daughter, I would've felt better about it. But as far as her backstory in "Let's Kill Hitler", I think my biggest bugaboo is that it doesn't really make sense. She was supposedly childhood friends of Amy and Rory this whole time, which begs all sorts questions like what the hell here living arrangement was, if she was adopted, if she somehow was surviving all on her own or whatever. And then there's the whole thing about how she's been engineered by The Kovarian Sect to be a psychopath bent on killing the Doctor. That's a bit of a stretch by itself, but it wasn't impossible to make work. The problem was River's whole progression from psychopath bent on killing the Doctor to love stuck fangirl/frequent savior/caller upon of the Doctor was handled so badly. My problem with it is that there was literally no progression. There was no development between those two states, Amy just tells her who she is and all of a sudden, she turns noble and sacrifices her regeneration energy for the Doctor. It was so weird and rushed that it feels like she didn't even go through a change in that respect and that she's still a psychopath and has decided for some reason to drag out her mission to a later time, which doesn't make any sense and we know is not true because we know how her story ends in the Forest of the Dead. In the end, she's just one of the most confused and non-sensical characters in the show and it's all thanks to this episode. And besides this, the episode itself was just so-so for me. There were some funny gags and lines and such, but it really didn't take its title as far as it could have. Hitler's name is in the freakin' title, and yet he has what can only generously be called a cameo appearance in the whole episode. In my opinion, this is one of the most disappointing episodes that Moffat has ever written.
One of the most fascinating things about Jack in particular (and to a certain extent Vastra and Jenny) is that his sexuality isn't even that big a deal in the minds of the people around him. It just is what it is. He's a dashing rogue who just happens to be extremely omnisexual. I feel like Captain Jack is more than just a good character, but an ideal for television and other media to strive towards. Characters like Captain Jack, Vastra and Jenny, and Canton should feel as normal as any straight pairing we see in television. It's just a shame that, more often than not, just by writing gay characters into anything and treating them simply as characters, you are necessarily making a political statement. I'm not gay myself, but I know more than a few gay people and, in fact, am related to one. And having seen the struggles that they face in society, it's nice to see a show like Doctor Who leading the charge in normalizing LGBTs in our media, which a good step toward normalizing them in society at large. I hope to see a day when I can watch TV with my sister and her wife and enjoy characters on all points of the sexual spectrum and be content in the fact that it's just not such a huge deal anymore.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality