"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.
True, true. But it is the first time in the new series when the 'Cybermen/cybusmen' appear... And it is these recreated Cybers which appear in episodes afterwards too.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Torrent Doctor Who (Legally)
Well, it's a nice little idea for the 10th anniversary but I personally won't be buying this as I already have all of the New Who episodes on DVD. The choices for the episodes are a little odd too, although I definitely agree with some. If it was me deciding I'd choose:
Series 1- Rose (Agree with this one- what else than the story that brought it all back?)
Series 2- Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel (So I love The Girl in the Fireplace but this story is rather important in the grand scheme of things during s2, plus it has Cybermen!)
Series 3- Blink (Agree again- what else other than one of DW's greatest masterpieces?)
Series 4- The Stolen Earth/Journeys End (Epic season finale with daleks, davros, loads of companions, a half-regeneration, two doctors and a companion departure. It's a fan service but also a really good story!)
Series 4 Specials- The End of Time (I agree with this one because it puts closure on Ten's era in the show as well as all of his companions, plus it is a really strong story and has The Master)
Series 5- The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang (I just love this two parter as it is everything I look for in a fantastic DW story)
Series 6- A Good Man Goes To War (More of a character piece but it's a classic in my eyes and a big turning point for River and the Ponds)
Series 7- The Bells of St John (a fun and entertaining story which showcases bubbly Clara's new relationship with the Doctor)
Series 7 Specials- The Day of the Doctor (50th anniversary special... Need I say more?)
Series 8- Deep Breath (start of a new era for The Doctor and Clara and this is a feature- length story which I thoroughly enjoy)
Haha, this is just hilarious!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor
I voted for Fear Her but I still don't understand why both episodes are in the bottom two. There are FAR FAR worse episodes that Doctor Who has delivered.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Grand Final
Thank you for making this article! Whilst neither episode is in my top ten, they are both much better than the majority of the fan base make out, and they'll always have a special place in my heart for being downright enjoyable as well as funny and loveable. There are far worse episodes out there, in my opinion!
4 weeks ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
Why is Fear Her so bad? I do not understand that and never have done. Anyway, it's still one of my favourites and always will be so that's not going to change. Love and Monsters also isn't as bad as a lot of people make out to honest- it's a bit silly and there's a slimy green monster played by Peter Kay, but the story is actually decent.
I don't think The Lazarus Experiment or The Idiot's Lantern should be on there. Both are seen as classics by me, the former is rather scary and good at keeping up the tension, as well as delivering some inspirational dialogue. While the latter explores the historic setting and time nicely, as well as characters and household families, and it is quite a fun episode to watch.
The worst ever episode for me is In the Forest of the Night. Awful... seriously awful. There is no plot at all- some trees grow to protect the planet from a solar storm... that is it! Plus, the kids are annoying and the episode spends too much time on them, Clara is a little grating at times, there is no fear factor, and the episode is resolved horribly.
Finally, I think The Rings of Akhaten should be on here, as well as The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People. They are both quite boring, slow paced and plot-less, and the latter is just a load of wacky ideas which don't really sit well with me.
4 weeks ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
Also, the speech about being able to feel the turn of the earth (Rose), as well as his confession to Rose about being the last of the time lords (The End of the World), and sacrificing himself for her (The Parting of the Ways) should be on the list....!
4 weeks ago on The Ninth Doctor’s Best Moments
It's gonna be Blink Vs The Day of the Doctor.... It always is!
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Freema Agyeman
Happy Birthday Freema! Wow, 36. She looks much younger. Your portrayal of Martha was wonderful, and you were the companion who introduced me to the show and made me fall in love with it. It is unfair that Martha is always overlooked due to the other companions (especially Rose), but I don't know why because she was a very inspirational, courageous, independent, stron-headed, intelligent, selfless and kind woman who deseved much more than the Doctor's horrible attitude he had towards her. I still hope to this day that you will make a comeback to the show, or possibly in a spin- off! The character of Martha Jones will never be forgotten! :)
Fair enough. I took some offense, so I commented. I hardly ever comment, but things people were writing were bugging me. People have opinions, that's it. I really love TSE/JE... And people were downgrading it so much... Making out like it is horrific... and being utterly confused why it was voted in. Well, maybe, quite a lot of people DO actually like the episode (which I deduced by the fact it in this poll). I'm sorry... I just don't like it when people cannot see the life of them why someone else might like something they dont like. And no, I would never expect anyone to say at the end of their comment about it being their opinion and don't kill me because of it, this is a forum thing after all! Some people can be highly opinionated though, in a way that can come across as quite agressive and patronizing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #5
Sorry, typos galore! *fond *too
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mark Gatiss Penning “Scary” Series 9 Episode
Not entirely fussed by Gattis' return. He has penned some good stories (eg. The Unquiet Dead and The Idiots Lantern) and he can sure write well for Sherlock! But I'm getting a little tired of the historical setting he uses for every story he writes. (Except for Night Terrors, but I wasn't find on that one). So can we have something a bit more modern and a little quirky please? I'm hoping that if he says his next episode will be scary, it actually will be to. Recently, I haven't been scared much at all by the show (except for Listen), and the last time I was properly scared was Midnight! Bring back the scare Doctor Who. Anyway, whatever happens, I'm still looking forward to see what Gattis is going to produce.
Ah it's okay :) Haha, I just thought from my user name 'DW_girl' it was obvious, but apparantly not :P But yeah, it's fine :)
I have posted about that higher up ^
Oh, and I totally agree with you in that the 'why is this story on here? Why is it a 10/10 story?' are not at all insulting. But... Someone must have voted TSE/JE a fair bit for it to be on here. And the way the commenter stated that 'this episode is not a 10/10. It shouldn't be on here. Who has voted for this story?' Was very patronizing to me because it sounds as if their opinion is what they know to be the absolute truth. Okay, so they're not keen on that story, but by stating (and not suggesting) that the story is awful, and implying that fans are stupid for voting, is a little disrespectful. But sorry at all if I was disrespectful or contradicting in anyway... I didn't really put across what I was trying to say properly.
By the way, I'm a girl, so please stop referring to me as a 'he' :P
What? I disn't even say that. My message is that we should all respect each others opinions without hating on other people for their opinions. For example, I saw a comment on here earlier hating on TSE/JE lovers by saying that those fans can't tell when the writing is good and only care about the fan service it brings. Uncalled for- they have suggested that we know the writing is bad in that episode, and in my opinion, it isn't, that's why it's my opinion. I have respect for HN/TFOB fans, and I like that episode too. But let's say for arguments sake I didnt, I wouldn't go saying that fans of that episode can't see past the bad writing and they are incapable of doing this, that and the other. People have started hating on the fans of the episodes they dislike, rather than the episode itself. Sorry if I was unclear in my previous comment, but what I've put here is fundamentally what I meant.
So it was a pretty difficult decision but it has to be The Stolen Earth/Journeys End. It's not a 10/10- there are a few silly resolutions and underused characters, but so what? It was downright enjoyable. It was epic, and a love letter to the fans. The story was pretty well written and the fear factor was definitely very high too. Okay, so I love Human Nature/The Family of Blood and it probably deserves a 9/10 overall - the writing is spot on- beautiful and emotional and well paced. Characterization is also on point. But... I do find the scale of the story a little less grand- the plot isn't as exciting and the whole thing doesn't keep me gripped as much as TSE/JE. Before I voted for the s4 story, I was tempted to go for HN/TFOB, but then I remembered that if I did, it'd be because of the influence of other fans on this site. A lot of people have a tendency (including me) to go along with the majorities opinion (kinda like jumping on the band wagon). I'm sure we've all been guilty of it at some point! So if I chose HN/TFOB id be doing it for the wrong reasons, as I personally find SE/JE much more suited to my tastes.
Ps. Can the SE/JE haters stop asking stupid things like 'why is that story on here? Why is that anywhere near a 10/10? Why do some fans prefer a fan service to good writing?' I mean, it's your opinion that the story isn't as good as HN/TFOB.. It's your opinion that the writing isn't as good. But it's not my opinion, so respect that please, because I respect your opinions.
In the Forest of the Night-3 (Poor)- Boring, slow-paced, pretty stupid and unrealistic, and some of the children were just annoying and them being there felt unnecessary. The opening titles sequence was good (shocking, nice imagery), and so was the last scene between the Doc & Clara, and the scene which parallels the scene in 'Kill the Moon', but otherwise, one of the worst eps ever.
Dark Water- 9 (Great)- Really loved this one- was so relieved when Doctor Who finally upped it's game again after so many weak episodes. It was dark, tense, shocking, the volcano scene was epic and gripping, the Doc & Clara's relationship was pushed to the limit (I love that line "Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"), the cybermen returned and Missy was the Master which was so shocking and exciting.
Death in Heaven- 7 (Good)- Pretty bland finale for this two-parter. Continuity errors everywhere and a lot of things seemed unrealistic and over the top. Missy was a crazy bad ass woman and I loved her, and I loved seeing the Doctor realise who he really is and what he stands for in the graveyard. Dark scenes in the graveyard with Danny and Clara, and a heartfelt goodbye for the Doc and Clara... but something was definitely missing from this episode.
Last Christmas- 9 (Great)- Brilliant christmas special. I was glad Clara came back because I feel like they needed to round it up from the last episode. Thought the concept of the dreams within dreams caused by the crabs was intriguing and very well thought-out... some real threats and it was exciting to see Clara's dream scene play out. Good guest stars, and the Doctor was well written in this episode too. Plus, adored the ending when the Doctor came back for a young Clara to go off on more adventures!
I haven't rated any of the others from series 8 so here they are now:
Deep Breath- 9/10
Into the Dalek- 6/10
Robot of Sherwood- 8/10
Time Heist- 7/10
The Caretaker- 5/10
Kill the Moon- 7/10
Mummy on the Orient Express- 6/10
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 4
Since every one else is doing it and because it's fun, here's my top 11 list:
11. The Waters of Mars
10. School Reunion/ The Girl in the Fireplace
9. Turn Left
8. Voyage of the Damned/ Last Christmas
7. The Impossible Astronaut
6. The Eleventh Hour
5. Vincent and the Doctor
4. The Snowmen/ Listen
1. The Day of the Doctor
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 5)
Hello! Yes, it's me, DW_girl! How did you find doctor who last night? :)
4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
9/10. This episode was a definite improvement from what most of series 8 had to offer. It was well-paced, free of plot holes, funny, tense, frightening, complicated (in a good way that can be understood), the characters were all great (especially The Doctor, Clara, Shona and Ashleigh), and the concept of the dream crabs and the dreams within dreams was thoroughly entertaining and a very imaginative idea which was exciting to watch. It worked well as a christmas special- combining fairytale Christmas elements such as Santa Claus, reindeer, elves and dreams; with who-ey elements, and it paid off brilliantly. The result was magnificent- right from the thought-out script to the direction and effects. The end scene with Clara becoming an old woman was poignant and heartbreaking- especially with the cracker parallel with last years Xmas special; but I was so happy that that too was a dream and Clara would be joining the doctor for more adventures next year. The Danny/Gallifrey lies were resolved nicely with no loose ends- the doctors and Clara's reactions being positively realistic, and the dream between Clara and Danny was lovely and emotional, offering a final closure on their relationship. My only issue would be that there were maybe a bit too many dreams within dreams, and I think Moffat took advantage of that very slightly, but I don't see it as an obvious hole in the writing at all. Brilliant episode, brilliant script, brilliant Christmas special!
Happy 51st Birthday Doctor Who! Ever since I started watching, you have
been my most favourite show in the entire universe. As well as giving me
untimely entertainment and something to obsess over, you have taught me
valuable lessons and presented me with characters that have become
life-long heroes. Thank you!
5 months ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
In a way, yes she is. But I dont have a problem with it, as I love her character and im interested to find out where the story arc is going with this concept. Anyway, I know that the show is Doctor Who but why is it that the Doctor has to overshadow the companion? Both RTD and Moffat previously said thst the show is essentially more about the companions, seeing as it is through their eyes that we can understand The Doctor and his adventures-we can relate to the companions most of all .
6 months ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing 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....
6 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Alex HN I never noticed it, but that is pure comedy gold!! :D
6 months, 2 weeks 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.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) 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...
6 months, 2 weeks 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.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
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? ...
6 months, 3 weeks 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!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
You Iove saying 'lol' don't you :P
6 months, 3 weeks 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.
6 months, 3 weeks 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
@Lorne Greene I wouldn't have thought 'The Time of the Doctor' is part of this series, but I may be wrong...
6 months, 4 weeks 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 :')
7 months 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 :)
7 months 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 1 week 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
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?