I’m watching and really enjoying the “new who” series at the moment. My interest was raised a few months back when somebody tried to describe the loop-aloop time stories in a few episodes, as the time paradox plots are fun to watch.
This new-Who is a little like the old stuff, in that the main actor often is the best actor on screen and the assistants are mirrors to show his depth; but it also is nice to see the production values (and I assume budgets) jump up a bit. Nice work you fine British gentlefolk of there at BBC.
The 50th Anniversary also made it really clear just how easy it is to be behind on the “lore”. I’m not watching it until I catch up and finish the last Matt Smith season. To be fair I think watching them out of sync is fine, but something tells me they are meant to be watching in a kind of correct order.
That, and I like the Malcom Tucker character from The Thick of It, and I’m really keen to see what the new Doctor is like with Peter Capaldi. I’m ready for a little more stern, or grumpy, or maybe just less flirty Doctor after so many seasons of doe-eyes between the Doctor and his tag-alongs.
My first Doctor was #3 (John Pertwee) and my main childhood was through #4 (Tom Baker). So maybe I like old mongrels being the Doctor because of that. After many many seasons of “..run….” I’ve finally stopped comparing the styles of them and accepted they are different.
I’m not ready to convert our fridge to a Tardis just yet, but slowly becoming a fan. Continue reading