"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.
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
1 month, 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? :)
2 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!
3 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 .
4 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....
4 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Alex HN I never noticed it, but that is pure comedy gold!! :D
4 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.
4 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...
4 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.
4 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? ...
4 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!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
You Iove saying 'lol' don't you :P
4 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.
4 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...
4 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 :')
5 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 :)
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 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
5 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.
5 months, 1 week 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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) 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?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@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
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@craig33 Probably people who have nothing better to do than pick fault at everything...
5 months, 2 weeks 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!
5 months, 3 weeks 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.
5 months, 3 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.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
Alright, well thanks for clearing it up. The dialogue was easily missed really.
5 months, 3 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.
6 months ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
6 months, 2 weeks 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
6 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)