joonscribble: (Nii)
After an extended viewing absence by me, I returned to catch the latest episode of Doctor Who to check out how Capaldi is faring as the latest version of the Time Lord.

No spoilers )
joonscribble: (HorriblyWrong)
This article discusses and asks some questions regarding the zero female writers who have been hired by Steven Moffat for Doctor Who this coming season.

I can't really comment on how the last few seasons of DW have been as I stopped watching. But I do agree with the article that the usage of female writers in other scifi shows have certainly never hurt the show itself. And I do find it disappointing (if true) that DW has lost its progressive edge and gone back to the more conservative format of a mostly White cast where the White men get all the interesting lines.

The article asks: "The question is, does Doctor Who have a duty to represent its audience and continue to break boundaries in the world of science fiction TV?"

My short answer is yes. Yes, it does.

Longer answer )
joonscribble: (JackHarknessReading)
I might be late to the game when I say that Matt Smith is leaving his post as the Doctor.

At first when I heard this I thought, "That wasn't very long." Only to realize he'd have been at the role for 4 years which is a year longer than David Tennant. Have I really been away from this show for 4 years?? In any case, unless the new Doctor happens to be an actor I adore, I'll probably continue to stay away. Something happened to me and this show when Moffat took the reins and I've never been able to come back fully. I caught a few episodes here or there and I did see the Christmas one that heavily featured Clara. But yeah...the magic still remains rather inert for me.
joonscribble: (GeorgeAnnie)
Since I'm not feeling well, I decided to take a peek into what this show's doing of late. Particularly since this episode was written by Toby Whithouse of Being Human fame.

Spoilers )

All in all, I remain still somewhat disinterested in the show, but I did think Whithouse turned out a pretty good one.
joonscribble: (HorriblyWrong)
I am rather sad to report that after watching the last two episodes of the latest Who, I believe the show and I will be divorcing.

We might meet up again maybe sometime next season for a quick hello. I am curious about the episode that'll be penned by Neil Gaiman. But beyond that, I'm now more or less convinced that Moffat has taken the series in a direction that is not of my viewing taste.

I'm a bit sad since I've been a fan of the show since the Tom Baker years. But apart from one episode, the recent series has largely disappointed me in rather large, persistent ways.

So I guess this is farewell for now. Perhaps the show will be of interest to me again when it changes creative direction, but for now I think I'll just huddle up with my Who DVDs of old.
joonscribble: (HorriblyWrong)
I am rather sad to report that after watching the last two episodes of the latest Who, I believe the show and I will be divorcing.

We might meet up again maybe sometime next season for a quick hello. I am curious about the episode that'll be penned by Neil Gaiman. But beyond that, I'm now more or less convinced that Moffat has taken the series in a direction that is not of my viewing taste.

I'm a bit sad since I've been a fan of the show since the Tom Baker years. But apart from one episode, the recent series has largely disappointed me in rather large, persistent ways.

So I guess this is farewell for now. Perhaps the show will be of interest to me again when it changes creative direction, but for now I think I'll just huddle up with my Who DVDs of old.
joonscribble: (Default)
I'm feeling ever so slightly bitter that I'll be spending my 30th birthday holed up in a library to work on my thesis. People have encouraged for me to take a night off to party, but I know me. Right now I'm so stressed that if I do an actual Going Outside and Party party, I'll go crazy and make bad choices. So instead I'll most likely take a couple of hours out in between drafts to catch up on fandoms and such.

Dresden Files  - I noticed that Paul Blackthorne has been making the guest star rounds on a few TV shows. I want the man to get himself a series ASAP. Preferably playing a good guy. I know he'll be doing a reoccurring role on CSI: Miami as a villain, which is better than nothing. I know a lot of people got introduced to Blackthorne via his role as villain Stephen Saunders on 24, but I knew him first as Harry Dresden and I often just can't see him as the Bad Guy even when he plays one. Case in point, I kept waiting for his character to turn out to be good when he showed up on Leverage.

Terrance Mann is a few subway stops away from me in The Addams Family musical. A part of me wants to see this because Bob! But another part of me just knows this musical has to to be awful.

But obviously I can't move on and basically want to just sit down and rewatch all my precious Dresden Files episodes again. This show will never get old for me. Never.

Merlin - We are getting a season three and there is already pictorial evidence of them filming. Now that I already feel myself moving slightly away from Doctor Who and since it seems like UK Torchwood is dead, this show is moving in to fill the empty, gaping hole in my heart. When I first watched this show, I was so convinced that it was too young for me, but given the nature of the last season, Merlin has rapidly matured. It's like a balm against the ache I feel over Doctor Who. Speaking of which....

Doctor Who - I know we are only two episodes in, but I'm already afraid. And no, it's not Matt Smith. I actually find him to be one of the best things about the show right now. I'm just...not impressed with Stephen Moffat. At all. I could actually write an entire thing on why in a game of RTD vs. Moffat, RTD would win every time. But I don't want to ignite rage on the Internets and also I should probably save that sort of critical writing for my thesis.

Fringe - I haven't watched this show in forever, but I did catch the episode that finally explained Peter and the Big Secret We All Sort of Knew. Now that they're circling around finally revealing it to the characters, I desperately want to see the fallout. Especially since in between my viewings, the Bishops' relationship has gotten so strong. I

Supernatural - Okay, I'll admit it. I have NO clue how Kripke is going to resolve this storyline. I mean, unless God is just doing a massive fake out, I don't know how they're going to avoid the Apocalypse. 
joonscribble: (Default)
I'm feeling ever so slightly bitter that I'll be spending my 30th birthday holed up in a library to work on my thesis. People have encouraged for me to take a night off to party, but I know me. Right now I'm so stressed that if I do an actual Going Outside and Party party, I'll go crazy and make bad choices. So instead I'll most likely take a couple of hours out in between drafts to catch up on fandoms and such.

Dresden Files  - I noticed that Paul Blackthorne has been making the guest star rounds on a few TV shows. I want the man to get himself a series ASAP. Preferably playing a good guy. I know he'll be doing a reoccurring role on CSI: Miami as a villain, which is better than nothing. I know a lot of people got introduced to Blackthorne via his role as villain Stephen Saunders on 24, but I knew him first as Harry Dresden and I often just can't see him as the Bad Guy even when he plays one. Case in point, I kept waiting for his character to turn out to be good when he showed up on Leverage.

Terrance Mann is a few subway stops away from me in The Addams Family musical. A part of me wants to see this because Bob! But another part of me just knows this musical has to to be awful.

But obviously I can't move on and basically want to just sit down and rewatch all my precious Dresden Files episodes again. This show will never get old for me. Never.

Merlin - We are getting a season three and there is already pictorial evidence of them filming. Now that I already feel myself moving slightly away from Doctor Who and since it seems like UK Torchwood is dead, this show is moving in to fill the empty, gaping hole in my heart. When I first watched this show, I was so convinced that it was too young for me, but given the nature of the last season, Merlin has rapidly matured. It's like a balm against the ache I feel over Doctor Who. Speaking of which....

Doctor Who - I know we are only two episodes in, but I'm already afraid. And no, it's not Matt Smith. I actually find him to be one of the best things about the show right now. I'm just...not impressed with Stephen Moffat. At all. I could actually write an entire thing on why in a game of RTD vs. Moffat, RTD would win every time. But I don't want to ignite rage on the Internets and also I should probably save that sort of critical writing for my thesis.

Fringe - I haven't watched this show in forever, but I did catch the episode that finally explained Peter and the Big Secret We All Sort of Knew. Now that they're circling around finally revealing it to the characters, I desperately want to see the fallout. Especially since in between my viewings, the Bishops' relationship has gotten so strong. I

Supernatural - Okay, I'll admit it. I have NO clue how Kripke is going to resolve this storyline. I mean, unless God is just doing a massive fake out, I don't know how they're going to avoid the Apocalypse. 

New Who!

Apr. 3rd, 2010 10:25 pm
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
Just finished watching The Eleventh Hour and Matt Smith's debut as Eleven.

Random, not so important spoilers, but still spoilers )

New Who!

Apr. 3rd, 2010 10:25 pm
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
Just finished watching The Eleventh Hour and Matt Smith's debut as Eleven.

Random, not so important spoilers, but still spoilers )
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
So I'm completely the Suzie Come Lately on this episode since it aired like, a MONTH ago. But I just got a chance to watch it and I had a few rambly thoughts on it. And I swear, I really did like 80% of this episode.

On to the ramble...

Spoilers )
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
So I'm completely the Suzie Come Lately on this episode since it aired like, a MONTH ago. But I just got a chance to watch it and I had a few rambly thoughts on it. And I swear, I really did like 80% of this episode.

On to the ramble...

Spoilers )
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
After rewatching "Utopia," I think I've come to the decision that it's my favorite Doctor Who episode. Like, EVER. In the entire history of the show. I mean, the music and the story and the drama and the comedy and the angst! Oh, the ANGST.

About 90% of it is due to Sir Derek Jacobi's acting because damn he made me want to hug him for three quarters of the episode and then run away screaming at the last bit.

Anyway, that is all.
joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
After rewatching "Utopia," I think I've come to the decision that it's my favorite Doctor Who episode. Like, EVER. In the entire history of the show. I mean, the music and the story and the drama and the comedy and the angst! Oh, the ANGST.

About 90% of it is due to Sir Derek Jacobi's acting because damn he made me want to hug him for three quarters of the episode and then run away screaming at the last bit.

Anyway, that is all.
joonscribble: (Castiel)
I may have to adopt Supernatural again as a show to watch. But instead of doing it for reasons like, good plots or interesting character interaction, I'm sort of madly smitten with watching Castiel. That is really the only damn reason. I skipped the last two episodes simply because he wasn't in it. That is about as shallow as my TV viewing gets. I don't even watch him because I think his acting is superb or anything more substantial. I watch him because I love his wonderfully coiffed hair and the John Constantine-inspired wardrobe.

Oh, and about Doctor Who season 5:
Spoilers regarding next full season )

joonscribble: (Castiel)
I may have to adopt Supernatural again as a show to watch. But instead of doing it for reasons like, good plots or interesting character interaction, I'm sort of madly smitten with watching Castiel. That is really the only damn reason. I skipped the last two episodes simply because he wasn't in it. That is about as shallow as my TV viewing gets. I don't even watch him because I think his acting is superb or anything more substantial. I watch him because I love his wonderfully coiffed hair and the John Constantine-inspired wardrobe.

Oh, and about Doctor Who season 5:
Spoilers regarding next full season )

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