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28 December 2014 @ 10:45 am
miniscule Last Christmas post  
I'm not sure how I feel about the Christmas special yet, and suspect I'll need to watch it again, but I already have a lot of feelings about Danny Pink being so upright and selfless and so thoroughly himself that Clara can't even dream up a version of him that would entice her to stay with him if it meant she would be in danger. So often those lulling dreams, in stories like these, show us exactly what we want to see, a version of the world that presents no resistance to our every wish - that's how they get us to want to stay - but Danny is so Danny that even in dreams, he can't be anything other than the voice of the truth, gently urging Clara to wake up and leave him and live.

BBC America has been running a Doctor Who marathon, as is their wont this time of year, and as I kept it on in the background, I...accidentally got my mom to watch the second half of season 5? Whoops. She voiced her annoyance with me at intervals - "you've gotten me hooked on this stupid show!" My mother isn't really the kind of person who actually gets hooked on TV shows - she's not going to keep up with the show once it's not already on because someone else is watching it - but it was funny all the same.
teliesinteliesin on December 29th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
At the start I wasn't sure about Danny, but then he became so vital that I don't think I could make it through season 8 without him.

Speaking of Danny I caught a bit of the marathon myself. Listen has me a bit perplexed. Danny seems to be an orphan perhaps without siblings. Where did Orson Pink come from? Is Clara expecting?
tempestsarekind: clara and eleven and shardstempestsarekind on December 29th, 2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
I don't know! "Listen" definitely presses hard on the idea that Clara and Orson Pink are related, so I don't have any idea how Moffat plans to pull that off (or come up with some other explanation).