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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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Jun. 28th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)

Oh, good, someone else was worried about the cat too! I'm thinking, in good old cat fashion it was pissed off when it returned and went and hid under something for awhile. Then it came up to the Doctor and rubbed against his leg, much to his adorably silly protests. Then he gave the kitty a scritch when he thought no one was looking.
Jun. 28th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
Then he gave the kitty a scritch when he thought no one was looking.

Heehee! You know, I wouldn't put it past him!;-)
Jun. 28th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
I reckon the cat was sitting in a grump somewhere, all fluffy with anger and annoyance.
Jun. 28th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
That's entirely plausible, I suppose...Still, I would have liked to have seen it all back to normal, just so as I wouldn't have to worry about it.
Jun. 28th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
paratti told me it was schrodingers cat.
Jun. 28th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Well, there was a cat, and there was a box -- but if you ask me, Schrödinger had a screw loose.
Jun. 29th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed Love & Monsters - like you said, it was good to see it from an outsiders point of view. And that episode clearly showed exactly why I am madly in love with Jackie.

Fear Her - well, despite the whole "feel the love" twee sentimentality going on, I liked the "i was a dad once" mention; Rose doing a lot; and yes, the bit at the end. And thank you for telling me it was marmalade he was licking, cos i couldn't see the label and had no idea what it was.
Jun. 29th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm assuming it was marmelade! ;-) Though for all I know it could have been strawberry jam...you couldn't really tell from the jar, could you?
Jun. 30th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
LOL. I thought it might have been recognizable from the label for the UK'ers.
Jun. 30th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
it really was marmalade!
Jun. 30th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! What a good guesser I am! ;-)
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