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23 December 2010 @ 02:06 pm
in totally unsurprising news  
My mother has BBC America. So guess who's been watching S3 Doctor Who episodes every day like an idiot? Yeah, that'd be me. I just...I can't resist Martha, you know? Every time an episode starts, I'm all, "okay, I'll just watch until the bit where she..." But then I know there's another bit coming that I love--some sarcastic remark, some geeky exclamation or delighted giggle--and I'm hooked.

I will say, though, that I had repressed how deeply ridiculous "Daleks in Manhattan" actually was. Seriously. But it still has Martha. (And Frank.)
 
 
 
viomisehuntviomisehunt on December 24th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have to work, but they replay everything late, so I can watch when I get home, and I have Season Three on DVR except Human Nature, but the more I watch it, you can't miss how brilliant both Freema and David are, even though the episode has so many cringe worth moments. Daleks had good and strange, and a couple of wrong moments. Tallulah's accent drove me up the wall, but I liked her, but I wished they had gone to Harlem instead.
tempestsarekind: ten has a secrettempestsarekind on December 24th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Freema and David really are fantastic. I think my biggest problem with the Dalek episodes is that they don't quite figure out how to do the camp or homage elements alongside the serious ones: Tallulah is clearly a plucky "42nd Street" kind of character, and there are some moments that are just absurdly funny--like an elevator full of pigs. But then there are things that are probably supposed to be serious and don't quite work: Ten's Time War angst feels weirdly out of place to me when it's directed at a Dalek wearing spats. It's not like Doctor Who doesn't frequently combine the ridiculous and the scary--so maybe the proportions just don't work for me?
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: dr who -- martha/ten | carry epicradiantbaby on December 25th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
I am so, so easy for S3, myself. So, I feel your pain. :)
tempestsarekind: ten and martha have three hearts betweentempestsarekind on December 26th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
It's like I have no willpower! Too many pretty people in one place, or something.