Sunday, October 23, 2016
In Which I Review Class (1x1 and 1x2)
--Class is spearheaded by Patrick Ness, a Young Adult author. If the characters on screen are less annoying than other attempts at teenagedom, this is why.
--The show deserves some credit for the wide diversity both racially and with regards to sexual orientation, though I wonder if making the sole LGBT representative an alien was a good idea.
--The CGI effects are surprisingly great; the dragon of the second episode was quite good to look at.
--Miss Quill will undoubtedly go on to be the fan favorite for lines like "you ludicrous Care Bear!"
--"We're not superheroes." On the nose commentary from one of the future "superheroes" of Coal Hill.
--The Doctor notices Clara's name on the school wall while explaining that "time never forgets"; a nice touch to remind the audience what happened to the Doctor at the end of last season.
--"You are the Great Destruction of the universe..." "Yeah, but most people just call me the Doctor."