Sunday, October 11, 2015
In Which I Review Doctor Who (9x4)
--Caution, Doctor Who. Don't overuse the guitar playing gag too much. It's fun, but I worry if you make it common.
--Interesting opening credits too, with the guitar playing in the background.
--Really could have done without the two love stories because the four characters in question left little impression on me. We could all tell that the deaf lady and her translator were in love, but the other two felt thrown in at the last second.
--The Doctor has done 99% of the heavy lifting in the past two episodes. It's really working, especially in contrast to season eight.
--"First proper alien, and he's an idiot."
--"I have to die." "Not with me. You die with the one who comes after me. If you love me in any way, you'll come back."
--So the Fisher King just wanted to invade Earth? But...why? There are thousands, if not millions, of planets out there.
--"Even a ghastly future is better than no future at all. You bent the rules to life and death, so I'm putting it straight." Get down with your mythic self, Doctor. You do you.