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Re-watching The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe just for background noise, but I had hubby delete the rest of Series 6 that Tivo had recorded from the BBCA marathon.



There are RTD episodes of both the Ninth and Tenth Doctor that I can watch over and over. There's not a single episode of the Eleventh Doctor that I have the desire to see again, except maybe to try and figure out certain plot points in the River Song timeline. I'm not even that enamoured of The Doctor's Wife.

Speaking of River. I love River, I really do. And I love Rose Tyler. And I'm also over them. I feel like Moff has gotten to the same place with River that RTD did with Rose, which led to him bringing her back AND then wrecking her. Moff really needs to let get of River. We've got the idea. She's in jail and the Doctor shows up from time to time so they can have adventures and sex. Now let it go and tell other stories about the Doctor and the new companion.

Most of the Eleven episodes have been fun to watch once. I really hated Victory of the Daleks and The Beast Below. Sorry-Liz 10 doesn't compensate for animal torture.

Anyway, whatever Moff is doing, he's NOT creating anything timeless. Which is kind of sad for a show about Time Travel. In spite of that disappointment the one thing I want from Moff is for Jack to the meet the Eleventh Doctor. REAL!JACK as written by Moff, flirting with EVERYONE, especially River. It would be glorious.

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khylara
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
I've rewatched Astronaut/Moon over and over and over - but I watch it for Canton. Not for the Doctor or Amy or River (Who strikes me as a Mary Sue, but that's me) And it may be just because I love Mark Sheppard and he did such a lovely job making a whole character out of Canton with not a lot to work with.

The rest - I like eleven's Doctor and I've rewatched some of his eps (Vincent)but some of them do rub me the wrong way - I'm not quite sure why. Ten was hit and miss - I like Donna and some of Martha. I liked Nine and Jack, but I can only watch so much Rose before I start wanting to throw things. (I'm sorry - she's another that just rubs me the wrong way)

I love the show still - but a part of me wishes that they still showed the vaguely cheesy Old Who eps on PBS still. Those were so much fun. New Who? Sometimes it's not. And while I'm glad it's hot now and bigger than sliced bread, it's just also an entirely different show now.
karaokegal
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
We're still going through the old Doctor episodes. Currently working on the Fourth Doctor, which is the Doctor who would have been MY Doctor if I'd been paying attention.

Everything in New Who is skewed for me because I only first got there for Jack and everything that happens in the New Who verse is about whether I'm getting the Jack I fell in love with or not.
donutsweeper
Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I agree. I'm not even all that enamoured with Eleven despite being ridiculously sick of Ten (I never watched any of the year of specials other than his final one). If the Vincent Van Gogh episode wasn't so much of a hot button for me I might be tempted to watch that one again, but most? No. No, thank you.

Moffatt's episodes lack oomph. Which is weird because I'd actually given up on New Who halfway into Nine's season when a friend ORDERED me to watch Empty Child. And then there was Jack and holy hell that story and I was hooked.

Son and I had been trying to watch all of Classic!Who, we should get back to doing that.
karaokegal
Sep. 2nd, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
The best thing about watching the classic eps is the featurettes, especially starting with the Tom Baker years when you get interviews with the man himself. It can be a little heart-rending seeing Lis Sladen, but you get great insights and back story from the surviving writers, directors, producers etc. Really good extras on most of the discs.

The shows are fun, but have all the aspects that make it very camp in retrospect.
sharp2799
Sep. 2nd, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
My favorite of the new Whos is No. 9. Yowza. 10 had a few terrific episodes, like The Shakespeare Code (Shakespeare is a turn-on for me) and the stellar Blink.

I liked Donna and River. I realized that my fav eps of 11 were the ones with River. I absolutely loathed the ep where AU Amy aged on another level of that weird place and won't watch that again. Ever.
karaokegal
Sep. 2nd, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, such issues with THAT episode. I don't actually think that Moff is a misogynist, but I think he makes narrative choices that play into the meme that he is. Just the idea that the story was set up in a way that the ONLY solution was to abandon the older Amy, is a big skeeve-out.
roseinlove12
Sep. 4th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
I agree with every word you've just said. Every single word.
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
High five!
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