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October 16, 2018 6:04 am  #1201


Re: Doctor Who

Didn't thnk the second episode quite matched the first on impact.
But I am enjoying the series.


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October 22, 2018 6:40 am  #1202


Re: Doctor Who

I'm watching them on catch-up now, so a bit behind! 

 

October 22, 2018 6:46 am  #1203


Re: Doctor Who

Last night's episode was the best Dr Who I have ever seen.


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October 22, 2018 6:30 pm  #1204


Re: Doctor Who

I loved the episode (best of Jodie's that we've seen so far), but had quite a few little quibbles.  One being that Rosa Parks didn't fit the description I've read of her.  It felt a bit "educational" and expositional at times (although I know I have to bear in mind that it's aimed at children who might not know the background detail!).  And the end speech didn't come off so well for me - I think maybe the writing rather than the delivery.  But I did find it an emotional episode and really warmed to all the companions.  There were some very funny parts too! 

 

October 22, 2018 6:56 pm  #1205


Re: Doctor Who

I don't really know what Rosa Parks was like, so I can't speak to that. I'll have to see what I can find out. It looks like Radio Times put out an article about her portrayal in the episode.

I did recognize Vinette Robinson (Sally Donovan) playing her, though.

But overall I thought it was the best of the series so far. Exciting, funny, and moving in the end. I like that they acknowledge the fact that time travel to the past, especially to certain times and places, might not go so well for certain people because of prejudices of the day.

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October 22, 2018 7:22 pm  #1206


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Well, I don't know if the description I've read of Rosa is accurate anyway! I'd read that she came across as quiet and shy, and I didn't really get that from the episode.  But it may have been that the writers did their research and what was shown was closer to the truth than what I've read.  Or it may be that this portrayal got the point across better - I did really like the portrayal. 

 

December 14, 2018 5:32 pm  #1207


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So what did you think of the latest series?  Mixed feelings here.  I like Jodie, but there's something missing, and I think that is to do with her scripts rather than her acting.   She feels very "light" after Peter, if you know what I mean, and I feel we've lost some aspects of the Doctor that made her a deeper, more nuanced character.  But then, I don't think Peter's first series was so good as the later ones either.  And I do think Jodie had some great moments.   I hate to say it, but if feels a bit dumbed down too.   I do feel Steven Moffat gave the audiences a bit more credit - I know it's kind of a children's series, but that doesn't mean everything has to be spelled out and simplified.  But I do think there were some really good episodes - sadly, not the Chris Chibnall written ones, but it may be he is fine as showrunner, if he steps back a little from the writing.  My favourite episode was "It Takes You Away".  "Witchfinders" and "Kerblam" were also very good. 

I love Graham as a companion.  The other two haven't really grabbed me.  There have been some great guest stars, but I feel underused, especially Art Malik.  However, Alan Cumming was fantastic, and I would love if King James I&VI could pop up in later episodes!  I think the episodes have looked fantastic - I don't know anything about cinematography, but they do look great! 

I was really disappointed about the series being broadcast later in the year, then changed to Sundays, and then the change from Christmas to New Year, and then finally the revelation that there won't be a series next year at all!  It's one of the very few TV programmes that I regularly watch, and I'm sad that it's being treated like this.

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December 14, 2018 5:34 pm  #1208


Re: Doctor Who

I have to say, I was very surprised...
I really enjoyed it.
I did miss Steven, though.


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December 14, 2018 6:02 pm  #1209


Re: Doctor Who

Definitely!  Although the consolation for me is that there were some good guest writers.  I'm delighted to see that Ed Hime has Series 12 listed on his professional page! https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/ed-hime  I'd be happy if the others come back too.  And yes, I did enjoy most of the episodes, even a couple of the not so good ones!

 

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