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The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe

Spoilerish things below probably.

So no that series six is over most of us end up waiting for the Christmas special to get our last fix for a while. I never expect much from the Christmas specials. The ones I can recall have either been pretty bad or ok. Never one of my favorite shows. The plus side is that it’s the Doctor without the traditional companions so that’s always nice to see.

Initially I really enjoyed this. I was really looking forward to seeing some new Doctor Who so I didn’t really care how good or bad it was. Now that I’ve thought about it, it was kind of disappointing. Still, it was hardly the worse Christmas special they’ve put out and there are episodes out there that I liked less than this. First though, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, let me correct something. The title, is kind of a throw away thing. It is not a Doctor Who take on the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. There isn’t really even a wardrobe. Apart from making a few references to the story, they only use kids crawling into “another world” as the biggest link.

Back to the show though. I didn’t get the opening. Apparently I missed the little prequel they did. I’ve since watched and I still have to say that’s one of the things that bugs me. As far as I know the Doctor is still assumed dead. River, Amy, and Rory all know otherwise, but unless I missed something the series ended with the Doctor not being present. So why he’s calling Amy or blowing things up seems odd. That and the way the special ended with him showing up seems a bit odd as well. I understand it as far as setting up that he’s “back,” but it seems like it negates the point of saying that he has to keep a low profile.

Anyways, the episode itself was decent. Sort of christmasy. It felt lacking to me though. It seemed to simple and there wasn’t an attempt to explain anything. It all just kind of happens and that’s perfectly ok. No need to explain. Kinda bugs me the more I think of it.

Still, it’s Doctor Who and I’ll take what I can get. Every episode can’t be stellar so, I’ll take the crappier ones to get the good ones.

Doctor Who Series 6 mid way finale

I’ve really enjoyed this series so far. Even the inbetweener episodes have been great and I love Moffat’s storytelling and keeping everything tied together.

This last episode was great and thoroughly confusing, which I love. It was cool to see callbacks to other episodes and a tie in to so many questions that even preceded Matt Smiths run as the Doctor.

After watching the episode I started trying to piece everything together, primarily about River, but decided it was pointless. The chances of me actually guessing what Moffat has planned is very slim. Some ideas seemed to come to easily and Moffat wouldn’t fall into those traps. If he does than I’m going to be horribly disappointed.

Unfortunately I have to wait to fall for Doctor Who to continue. I’m not sure I like that. Waiting one week was bad enough, but waiting a couple of months to start over again is going to be horrible.

I suppose I’ll just have to live with re-watch the new series till the fall.

The Eleventh Doctor is Cool. Bow-ties are cool.

So technically this is my first Doctor Who post, but that is fine. I’ve mentioned it numerous times and just never figured out how I would go about talking about it here. I still haven’t decided so I’ll just post this for now.

So I really like Matt Smith as the Doctor. Maybe the fact that he is younger is part of it. He’s closer to my age now so he is almost more of a peer. That and I like the quirks this Doctor has. I also wear bow-ties instead of ties so it’s just another reason to love this Doctor. Anyways Stephen Moffat is also excellent.

I have to say I love the fifth series, but this new sixth series has been outstanding. The first two episodes were insanely frustrating in a good way. I was so anxious to watch the première that I jumped up and down and ran about my room pulling my hair because I would have to wait a whole week to not only see the conclusion of the two-part opener, but to see more new Doctor Who at all. The team already did an amazing job of setting up the whole  series in their opening. It’s actually kinda what I’ve liked about Doctor Who. When they actually go and link things throughout the series. Moffat seems to have done that more with last the last series and this one.

So far the third episode was the most disappointing, but in a way it was great. Thinking about it now it was actually a really good move since it was a nice relaxing episode. Just an almost random little blurb to help you collect your thoughts and just enjoy some classic Who without intense plot development.

The fourth episode rocked though. The Tardis as a human was amazing! I really wanted House to have been in Alan Rickman’s voice. For a second that’s who I thought it was, but alas nope. He would have been great for it though.

And now of course the fifth and sixth episodes were great, more so now that the sixth episode has left a nice cliffhanger.

Really I just love the whole series so far. There hasn’t been anything truly annoying other than the fact that I have to wait to see what develops.

I might just keep posting these random Doctor Who thoughts or I may just try to weekly post how I feel about the latest episode. All depends on how I manage my time and what seems to work best. That and I don’t want to post just to post.

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