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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2011-04-24 11:37 pm
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DW 6x01

So we watched the new episode of Doctor Who!

FUN FUN FUN. I love River Song so much that even capslock cannot express it, so I'm just stuck with hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥. AND ALSO RORY; oh Rory, how are you so adorable, and he gets most of the good lines too. ("And in fairness, the universe did blow up...") It was really interesting seeing Matt Smith's Doctor again with my earlier conversation with [personal profile] xparrot fresh in my head (regarding immortals/Immortals and Matt Smith's young/old persona) because yeah, I can see it a lot more clearly than I did before, especially in that chilling and awesome scene where he refuses to go to the rendezvous until they tell him what's going on because he was not born yesterday, and, also, he's 900 years old AND YOU DON'T F*** WITH THE TIME LORD. He's still not my favorite of the Doctors, but I like him a lot more than I thought I would at first.

I was not terribly impressed with Amy's "The Doctor is dead, why bother trying anymore" glooom, which reminded me why I wasn't all that crazy about early-season-five Amy: the way the Doctor is the center of her whole universe and she teeters on the brink of folding like a wet napkin without him. But then she made up for it by being all calm and brave and awesome in the White House bathroom scene. (Because, seriously, if I had just seen what she just saw? I am going to be a flailing ball of PANIC at that point.)

Moffat still does some of the very best horror out there -- my favorite kind of horror, that's not really gory and in-your-face, but, instead, DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES creepy-scary. How do you fight a monster when you can't remember it exists as soon as you turn away from it? And yet, it's funny too; I'm still laughing every time they're all "Nope, there's nothing out there!" even though you feel so sorry for the poor things too ...


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[identity profile] 2011-04-25 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Hee, yeah, I thought Eleven's alien age (and Matt Smith's portrayal of it) was in fine form in this ep - and yeah, he can be a bit scary, in a different way than Ten's Destroyer-of-Worlds darkside.

And yes, love that Moffat's horror is both creepy-not-gory and also funny (Someone needs to write a note on their hand - "Monsters are here!" - though I can hardly blame anyone for not thinking of that yet, considering the circumstances...!)

Next ep would be most it the weekend yet?!
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[identity profile] 2011-04-25 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
that's EXACTLY what I said to the husband, sometime around the point where River popped up from the catacombs and is all, "Nope, no monsters here!" Come on, guys, write a note on your hand; haven't any of you ever seen Memento? XD Though, like you said, under the circumstances, it's understandable that they're just going moment-to-moment and not doing a stellar job of thinking on their feet.

Not to mention at least with River, I believe that was the the first time she saw the aliens - so it's not like she'd know she was going to forget them! It's not usually the type of thing one would need to take a note about! I believe Amy's the only one who's seen them enough to realize what's going on, and she did think to snap a photo - not her fault that she's failed to look at her phone since ^^;

I think it was [ profile] naye who mentioned the PW/Methos feeling, and yeah, I think it's apt - they're playing quite different chars, but certain elements in common are there. (And I do think the Doctor and Methos would get along - actually I drabbled that before... ^^)
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[personal profile] sentientcitizen 2011-04-25 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
River Song is all of the good things. *laughs* "She's doing it again. Doctor Song, sir. She's... packing."

Also, I would like to nominate the forgetting monsters (the Silents?) as the scariest monsters of all Moffat's scary monsters. Right up there with the Weeping Angels. Only - worse. Because you can't look away from either, but to actually forget that you're in a danger... eeeeep.

[identity profile] 2011-04-25 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember when River first showed up in season four I was incredibly meh-to-the-point-of-not-liking. But, yes, talk about growing on you. Now I totally look forward to every time she shows up:D

DW does the best creepy, hands down. As you say, it's not gory and icky and oh noes I'm getting chopped to bits! It's subtle but sudden, and sometimes even makes you jump. The aliens of this ep are friggin' creeeeepyyy! and I love it to pieces. And I love even more that you have no idea what's going on and learn bit by bit with the characters, and that it's so far out there you can't even begin to guess what's really going on (though not for lack of trying ;)). I adore a good mystery like crazy and DW always delivers.

Come ooooon Saturday!

[identity profile] 2011-04-26 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
Loved this episode. Amy isn't my favorite companion, except when she is. I agree, I wanted to shake her when she's all 'He's dead.' And then she did come through in the bathroom, even going so far as to take a picture of the alien with her cell phone. Very smart. Except now she's going to have to remember to look at it. I keep wondering if she's going to remember when she sees the pic why she took it.

This is the kind of horror I like, where you're holding your breath because you know something's going to happen, but it doesn't involve blood or gore.

Need the next episode to see what they do with it.

Oh, and I'm with you with River Song. All of the little hints are just awesome. The whole time thing gives me the best kind of headache! And Rory. Oh, Rory. He was there for Amy for 2,000 years. Love him!

[identity profile] 2011-04-27 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
It's really cool to have a show that I'm looking forward to again (okay, there's also Fringe, but really only two shows?!).