gekidasa: (Zolda henshin)

I’m going to be trying to get down quick reactions to stuff from now on, instead of mulling things over so much that I end up… not posting.

Anyway. Asylum of the Daleks. Doctor Who‘s triumphant return to tv.

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One of the things I love about Doctor Who is that even when you know something is coming, it still surprises you.

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The fact that being the Doctor’s companion quite often is a curse disguised as a blessing is something that has been explored before in Doctor Who. Moffat has been toying with it all along, and I really like how it all comes to a head in this episode, how the 11th Doctor has to face that truth and do something about it.

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Work happened. Then vacation happened, and I just got back to my regular routine a week ago. In any case, quick rundown of what I’ve been watching:

The stuff I’ve gotten into in the past 3 months, and that I’ve been playing catch up with…

Community – I’d watched Advanced Dungeons and Dragons last year and always meant to watch more. Took advantage of long plane flights to watch the first season and wow, how have I not gotten into this show before now? Best. TV show. Ever. My favorites are Abed and Troy. I’m more than halfway through season 2 and have already caught up on the new season; and I know this is just echoing what everyone else has been saying, but Remedial Chaos Theory was amazing.

Mad Men – I’d been watching the 4th season as it aired earlier this year, and about 2 months went back to the first season. Love it. I love how seeds planted in an episode bear fruit 10 episodes later. I love the characterization, and I particularly love the female characters, and how each navigates the male-dominated world they live in in their own way… some better than others, obviously.

The Good Wife – Watched the second half of last season and then went and watched what I’d missed in the summer hiatus. I’ve already caught up on new episodes. Kalinda and Eli are one fabulous team, and I’m really enjoying seeing Lisa Edelstein play a character so different from Cuddy.

Downton Abbey – I still have a couple of episodes left from series 1, and have been really enjoying the soapy period drama. I understand things get darker in series 2…

The Hour – Was also about halfway through when I went on vacation. It’s not Mad Men, but I like it a lot. Loved the episode where everyone was invited to Hector’s in-laws’ country estate. Love Freddie Lyon.

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Right then! River Song and Weeping Angels, and Rory and sexy fish vampires!

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The first time I watched The Time of Angels, it was pretty late at night, into my initial first time marathon. Fourth episode, I was already having a great time with the series, and then I get the double punch of River Song and the horribly creepy Weeping Angels.

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The first time I watched The Time of Angels, it was pretty late at night, into my initial first time marathon. Fourth episode, I was already having a great time with the series, and then I get the double punch of River Song and the horribly creepy Weeping Angels.

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I started watching Doctor Who a little over a year ago*, basically because I was going through Sherlock withdrawal and figured something by the same showrunner might help me get over it. I’d watched the first few episodes from the Christopher Eccleston series, but then got distracted and never went back to it. So, yes, Matt Smith’s Eleven is my first Doctor, barring some vague memories of Nine. And I really enjoyed series 5, in fact I devoured the first half very quickly* (although I took a long time between the first half and second half), and I just loved the first part of the current series… but somehow I never really got around to actually writing anything about it.

*Upon reading the one real post I made about it, I realized that a) it was actually exactly a year and two days ago that I started, and b), I watched the first eight episodes in one day. So… yeah. Apparently I liked it even more than I remembered.

Today, I rewatched the first two Matt Smith episodes and figured I should fix that.

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I started watching Doctor Who a little over a year ago*, basically because I was going through Sherlock withdrawal and figured something by the same showrunner might help me get over it. I’d watched the first few episodes from the Christopher Eccleston series, but then got distracted and never went back to it. So, yes, Matt Smith’s Eleven is my first Doctor, barring some vague memories of Nine. And I really enjoyed series 5, in fact I devoured the first half very quickly* (although I took a long time between the first half and second half), and I just loved the first part of the current series… but somehow I never really got around to actually writing anything about it.

*Upon reading the one real post I made about it, I realized that a) it was actually exactly a year and two days ago that I started, and b), I watched the first eight episodes in one day. So… yeah. Apparently I liked it even more than I remembered.

Today, I rewatched the first two Matt Smith episodes and figured I should fix that.

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Finished

Apr. 16th, 2011 06:12 pm
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Finished!

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Finished

Apr. 16th, 2011 06:12 pm
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Finished!

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“All I’ve got to do is pass as an ordinary human being. What could possibly go wrong?”
“Have you seen you?”

— The Doctor and Amy

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So, I kind of decided yesterday to watch the first Doctor Who ep with Matt Smith… and since then I have watched the first eight episodes of the season. :D;;

So basically, I haven’t really watched Doctor Who before, other than the first few Eccleston episodes, which I liked, but then I got distracted. And since, I’ve never goten around to watching because the thought of all that catch up is daunting.

But since I loved Sherlock so much, I thought, oh well, why not just watch starting with Moffat’s Doctor Who? So if I like, I can just go back later.

(Hmmm… this kind of reminds me of how I fell down the slippery slope of toku fandom… oh, I’ll just watch Decade… and maybe finish Kabuto while I’m at it, and 6 months later I’ve watched most of the Heisei Riders and Kamen Rider has totally eaten my brain).

Anyway, love the Doctor himself. Amy is awesome. Rory is, somewhat to my surprise, since I didn’t expect it from the first ep, awesome himself. The time travel aspect of the story is fun and intriguing and nicely complicated… my favorite example of it so far is the Doctor’s story with River. The idea of two people who “keep meeting in the wrong order”, so that their story is in her past but in his future, is really interesting and thought provoking (and of course, at some point this will reverse, and the story will be in his past and her future… it’s kind of a never-ending loop, if you think about it).

And those angels where the creepiest, scariest thing I’ve seen in quite awhile.

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