Archive for September, 2011

September 22, 2011

Not sure about the new Who

Who is writing Doctor Who these days? I’m not sure that I love the feel of the show anymore. Hubs asked me why Matt Smith doesn’t have any eyebrows anymore. I swear that boy needs an eyebrow pencil. Anyway, back to the issue. This weekends show was not only unoriginal (Yay to the homage to House of Leaves, minotaur and all), but it had shades of the first time we met Martha and The Doctor loving her cleverness, along with some acid tripped montage of him running down hallways. This is coming off the heels of last weeks episode that I also was disappointed with, after reading the Doctor Who fan page update on Facebook that it was going to be a tear-jerker. Hop to it writers. I’m fading fast.

I still don’t have much history of alien races. I think there was ample opportunity for us to learn about the naked mole rat man, as well as learning why the humans would have ended up in the hotel, outnumbering the vast amount of aliens in the universe that could have been chosen. Seems odd to have a 3:1 ratio of human to alien. It’s obvious the whole episode was leaning, once again, toward us seeing The Doctor as a self-absorbed “god complex”ed ego maniac. Haven’t we been down this road before? This whole self-realization thing The Doctor has to go through each season is not necessary. He retains his memories from regeneration to regeneration. HE IS AWARE! Less preachy more alien adventures please.

Questions! Is he really going to ditch my love Rory and Amy, who has lived her companion lifespan of 2(+) years? Is bringing back the Cybermen going to bring this show back to it’s old self?

Only time will tell I suppose. Here’s hoping we have a great original story with the Cybermen next weekend.

September 7, 2011

The Doctor is in

I didn’t write a review about the season return of Doctor Who because, quite frankly, I had nothing much to say about it. The return was supposed to be fabulous with the return of River Song as a crazy hot chick, and it had it’s moments, but it’s time to get back to basics. Luckily….THEY DID!

Very few episodes of Doctor Who freak me out, with the exception of the freaky blinky angels, but Saturday’s combination of getting back to the old days of The Doctor popping in for a house call and freakishly large wooden dollies made for some good Saturday night TV.
It’s nice to take a break from the long running story line of Amy/Rory/River Song, and get back to an episode that ends with the world saved, the monsters gone and the hope for another adventure to come. I’m sure it won’t be long before we get back to the serialized version of the show, but I quite enjoy when my stories wrap up in 60 minutes time and I can look forward to next week’s episode.
I will say, I wish we could have learned a bit more about the little boy alien. It seems in the days of my love Tenant I got a little education with my Who, and now I get “here’s an alien, here’s a solution.” Where’s my alien history? Are we steeping it in mystery so we can drag it out for another episode just in case the ideas dry up before season end? Let’s hope not.
I’m looking forward to seeing more episodes like this one. More action, less cliffhanger.
Until next time….