"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant" - The Doctor.
10/10 - First brilliant episode since Listen. The concepts were all very clever and interesting, the jokes were hilarious, the pacing was on key, the resolution was good, and Clara was fantastic. It will all just make more sad when Clara leaves....
1 day, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Alex HN I never noticed it, but that is pure comedy gold!! :D
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
9/10 - After a decline in the series quality between episode 5 and 7, I can safely say that 'Mummy' has picked it back up again. Even though there were some 'slow' parts, I thought the comcept of the Mummy and 66 seconds to live was brilliant, and it kept me gripped throughout. I liked the development of the Doctor's and Clara's relationship- it even made me shed a tear at one point! And not forgetting the infamous 'Are you my mummy?' reference, and the jelly babies!!
I've just heard that a few people I know (family friends, people at my parents' work) aren't liking him, and none of them are teenagers. Personally, I do like him, and I am a female teenager who loves Tumblr. There is just something missing from the way this doctor and series is being written. So its all a matter of people, tastes, and opinions. Yeah I've seen the complaints about Clara, but I think its all some sort of master plan Moffat has for the series. I for one don't have a problem with Clara, but Rose is still my favourite.
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
But if the creature lived and flew away, we wouldn't have the moon anyway to control the tides. We wouldn't know that the creature would lay a new egg...
1 week, 2 days ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
Realistically, if I was put in that situation id have turned the lights off through fear of what the creature would do to earth if it lived. Really, I think 7 billion lives are much more important than one life, which may or may not come in peace.
It probably was Moffat. Anyway, I don't get why everyone hates Angie and Artie so much.
1 week, 3 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I don't really understand or even agree with these ratings but it has to be said that a lot of people I know who watch Doctor Who have started to dislike it . They tell me its getting too silly now and that Peter Capaldi is not doing it for them. And im not going to lie, but for the first time in a while I'm really missing the Russell T Davies era- I watched Voyage of the Damned tonight, an episode which achieved very high audience figures, and I can see why-it is much betree than what any of Series 7 pt 2/series 8 has to offer. Please sort this out Doctor Who because I don't want to be trapped in the RTD bubble forever!!!
Why would you do this to me? It is such a hard decision! But having literally just finished watching the episode again, I have to say Claras argument is the strongest point of view, even if she did over react a little. But The Doctor basically just left her to make a massive decision for humanity and she nearly destroyed the creature, the moon, and the future of humanity reaching out into space. And to be fair, her anger and inability to keep situations under control has been building up with the new doctor for some time. The Doctor, as Lundvik put it, was a Pratt, and he should have stayed and helped. Who knows what would have happened if he didn't turn up in the end-maybe Clara and Courtney would even have been killed? ...
1 week, 5 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
What? How is Robot of Sherwood last? It should be in the top 3 at least!
1 week, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
You Iove saying 'lol' don't you :P
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
I give it a 9/10- The story was gripping throughout, the moon/egg dilemma concept was exciting and original, and the spiders upped the fear factor. I really liked Courtney in this episode- her teenager character was totally realistic and relatable. There were some hilarious jokes dotted within the episode, and I liked how The Doctor and Claras relationship was tested, even if I.do think Claras reaction was a little over the top. Apart from that, Clara was once again excellent. It was a great solid story overall, with my only other complaint being the new moon Ending- id have liked to witness a more shocking devastating consequence as a result of the moon hatching.
@forgot my fez No thanks, I like my own opinions.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
The Unicorn and the Wasp! It was hilarious, had a gripping storyline and great characterisations, with balanced themes of light and dark.
In order of preference:
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Planet of the Dead
The Shakespeare Code
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
@Lorne Greene I wouldn't have thought 'The Time of the Doctor' is part of this series, but I may be wrong...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Time Heist & Episode Ranking
1. Listen - 10/10
2. Robot of Sherwood - 9.5/10
3. Deep Breath - 9.5/10
4. Time Heist - 8.5/10
5. Into the Dalek - 8.5/10
6. The Caretaker - 7/10
Why is Robot of Sherwood the least favourite???
I love the Ponds, and even now I still miss them. Great article, and reading that last speech by Amy has gone and made me cry again :')
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
So far for me-
1. Listen 10/10
2. Robot of Sherwood 9.5/10
3. Deep Breath 9.5/10
4. Into the Dalek 8.5/10
5. Time Heist 7/10
6. The Caretaker 6.5/10
I'm really hoping the series quality and The Doctor's characterisation improves from the next episode :)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
I wasn't very satisfied with this episode at all- I don't like how the character relationships are getting in the way of the threat of the villain, which we really didn't see enough of this episode. The Doctor's dislike of soldiers is getting stupid now, and the 'Maths or PE teacher' jokes went too far in the end. I actually found myself drifting off during this episode. But... There were some good parts which did grab my attention- The Doctor thinking Clara's boyfriend was that Matt Smith- lookalike teacher; Danny finding out the truth; the battle scene with the robot; and the heaven scene were all great.
The episode isn't terrible, and Moffat writes some of the best episodes these days, so id rather not watch a video just to listen to someone have a rant.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
After rewatching this episode, my opinion of it has raised greatly. On first viewing, the two storylines clashed too much for me, but this time around, I think they worked well together and I understood it all a lot more. It's definitely the scariest episode of the Moffat era so far, as well. I'd give this episode a solid 9/10.
1 month ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen
My rankings for the series so far in order of preference:
1) Robot of Sherwood - 9.5/10
2) Deep Breath - 9.5/10
3) Into The Dalek - 8.5/10
4) Listen - 8/10
I agree mostly with the ordering of the Gatiss episodes, but 'The Idiot's Lantern' should be higher and 'Night Terrors' lower in my opinion.
1 month ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
Good article - I'm now very satisfied that the show won't be cancelled anytime soon. And knowing how popular the show is, it makes me very proud to be a whovian. :D
1 month ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Of course there was! But there is so much beauty in not really knowing that I'm glad the truth was never properly revealed.
1 month ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
How do they even calculate these figures? They can't be accurate, can they? Plus, some of these Al scores are ridiculous.
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@FlorianIrwin If you haven't liked Doctor Who since 'The End of Time', why are you still watching it? Why are you still commenting on this site?
@smallaustralian @'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I was confused at that point too. I thought: 'Danny's a timelord'? But then I saw the War Doctor cameo and I thought 'Oh... It's The Doctor!' I definitely think casual viewers would have been lost.
8/10 - I really enjoyed the first half - The pre-titles sequence has got to be the best that there has ever been. And I was actually scared (for the first time since Midnight!) during the bed scene. But, I think the Danny/Rupert/Orson Pink storyline detracted from what could have potentially been a focused plot on the 'thing hiding' story. I don't know, something about it just seemed... off. I loved the barn scene at the end though - I didn't expect the boy to be The Doctor, and for the War Doctor cameo, or for him to be afraid of the dark. Clara is a real gem this series, and she provided The Doctor (and us!) with a beautiful speech at the end. Peter was on excellent form once again, and he's fast becoming my favourite Doctor. Also, I liked how we never really find out who/what was under the bed sheet, who wrote on the walls and who was knocking, but I think that's kind of the beauty of being afraid- never knowing.
Robot of Sherwood 9.5/10
The Crimson Horror 9/10
The Idiots Lantern 7.5/10
The Unquiet Dead 7.5/10
Cold War 6.5/10
Victory of the Daleks 6.5/10
Night Terrors 6/10
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@craig33 Probably people who have nothing better to do than pick fault at everything...
1 month, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek
I'd give Deep Breath a 9.5 and Into The Dalek an 8.5.
@BlueFinch I completely agree!
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@shots1 How was it not funny? I found it hilarious!
9.5/10 -I Loved the 'Robot of Sherwood', and I personally think it is the best episode of the series so far, and also Mark Gattis' best script. The plot was simple but enjoyable to watch, and Robin and The Doctor's banter was hilarious. Peter Capaldi is definitely doing a brilliant job, and his witty comments never fail to make me laugh. The themes and sceneries were all good and accurate, and it felt like a fantastic swash-buckling adventure!
Dalek-It could never be anything else. It was more entertaining, the Dalek was more scary, the characterisation was all on key, and the storyline was much more original and interesting.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
My favourite celebrity historical was Vincent and the Doctor, for its beautiful and emotional portrayal of Vincent, and how he was made better by the influence of Amy and the Doctor.In the future, I would love to see a full story centering on Henry VIII and one his many wives in Tudor England, as it was a history topic I very much loved when I was younger. Great article, even if the unnecessary comment about Hull (City of culture anyone? And have you actually ever been there?) bugged me.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
Alright, well thanks for clearing it up. The dialogue was easily missed really.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review
It hasn't been evidenced I don't think- She mentioned the doctor's other incarnations in Name and Day but that's it. She doesn't appear to remember being a Dalek and doesn't recall Amy either. I think it's just inconsistent writing, and I think Moffat is so caught up in giving Clara character development and personality that he's just forgotten the whole 'Impossible Girl' arc.
Finally, someone else who has realised the magic drying thing! Bad editing that was.
I mainly agree with this article, but I don't know how you can say that Danny's reaction to having killed a non-soldier isn't believable? I thought it was an excellently realistic portrayal of a wounded guilty man. I did think for a minute that Journey would be out new companion, and I can honestly say I was disappointed at her rejection. The new Doctor was on great form this episode- showing off his darker, less moral yet witty persona; however I must agree that Clara seemed very inconsistent from last week. As yes, the plot resolution was also a little weak and unrealistic. Overall though it was a good episode-Twelve is brilliant, I loved the character of Danny Pink, and the concept was interesting, even if in some ways the whole thing was a bit of a missed opportunity.
I loved the graphics, ie the clockwork effect which I think really suits the new Doctor and works with the concept of that particular episode. The inclusion of The Doctor's face is always a good idea too. But the actual theme tune wasn't as good as I expected it to be- It should have been more 'up beat' and had more 'oo-e-oo's' like the RTD era's theme tunes had. But, I agree it is much better than Series 7's rather disorderly attempt at a theme tune. I'm sure I'll come to like it, but for now, nothing has yet beaten the marvellous theme back in the Tennant days.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
The Bells of St John- 8/10
The Rings of Akhaten- 7/10
Cold War- 6.5/10
The Crimson Horror- 9/10
Nightmare in Silver- 8/10
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe- 4/10
Pond Life- 9/10
Asylum of the Daleks- 10/10
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship- 6.5/10
A Town Called Mercy- 7.5/10
The Power of Three- 7.5/10
The Angels Take Manhattan- 10/10
The Snowmen- 10/10
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
The 'Fade' fan tribute is absolutely brilliant! Very professional.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
12 episodes? Why not 13???
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
I cannot even comprehend that timeline.....
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
You do not hate me as you do not know me.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever