June 28th, 2006

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Catching up on Doctor Who

I never said what I thought about the last two episodes of Doctor Who, did I? Well, on the whole, I liked them. Especially Love & Monsters, because it was such a departure from what we've seen before. The fact that neither Rose nor The Doctor were in it for more than a few minutes hardly even registered with me while I was watching it. I'm not a huge fan of Peter Kay, I must say, and I couldn't care less about the Blue Peter Competition Monster; but I liked the story, how it was told from an outsiders POV, someone who's lived with the consequences of The Doctor's actions, but has no inkling as to what their cause or conclusion might be. Although PavingSlab!Ursula and "we even have sort of a lovelife"? Ewwww -- in my opinion, The Doctor would have done better to let her be absorbed entirely...I know if it were me, I wouldn't want to end my days as a talking tile.

I also thought the scenes with Jackie, showing her loneliness and her strength, were wonderfully played out.

I watched Fear Her with bogwitch, and by the end we were both agreed that the episode was too sentimental for our tastes. Though there were some good bits, with Rose showing herself more pro-active and more like the Rose of the 2005 series than she has in this one, with The Doctor dipping his fingers in someone else's marmelade and getting told off with a look, Rose's stunned reaction to his casual mention of having been a father once (was he referring to Eight's Miranda here, or to whichever parent had made Susan his granddaughter, or..?), and the suggestion of the storm coming to break them up, even if it was laid on with a trowel. However, the thing that most disturbed me in particular was: where was the cat? When all the children were restored to their families, where.was.the.cat?!
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Play time!

This is a twist on the Letter Meme. Instead of coming up with ten items for a certain letter, you come up with five song titles for a certain letter and explain why you picked them. If interested then leave a comment. I'll give you a letter. You post this blurb in your journal along with your list.

deadflowerss gave me a D:

Days Before You Came, Placebo -- I like Placebo and Brian Molko's slightly nasal whine, and this was the first song beginning with D that came to me.

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, The Police -- if only sometimes you could just say 'de do do do, de da da da' and be understood...

Driver's Seat, Sniff 'n The Tears -- this song takes me right back to my schooldays. The date was 1980, I was 18, and the driving beat was irresistible - and has proved so ever since.

Dear Prudence, Siouxsie & The Banshees -- I've always liked this song immensely, from the moment I first heard it back in 1983. At first, I had no idea it was a cover of a Beatles' song, which I have since learnt was written by John Lennon in an ashram in India. The Prudence in the title was actually Mia Farrow's sister, who he thought took meditation far too seriously - hence the exhortation to 'come out and play'.

Dropping Bombs On The White House, The Style Council -- just a nice, upbeat, jazzy instrumental that never fails to lift my spirits.
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