tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (amy/rory)
That was better than a lot of recent episodes written by Moffat, but it still had some problems.  I give it one thumb mostly up.


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Spoilers for 7x05 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (amy floating hair)

I haven't yet seen 7x05, but I have thoughts about Doctor Who series 7 so far!  I'm enjoying it more than S6, although Moffat's episode was my least favorite by far.


Asylum of the Daleks )


Dinosaurs on a Spaceship )


A Town Called Mercy )


The Power of Three )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (sherlock faded backdrop)
Last night, I pulled an all-nighter for Sherlock. There was a big contra dance festival this weekend that I wasn't going to miss (though I managed to forget it was coming this weekend until Thursday because my anticipation was so focused on Reichenbach).  I wasn't sure if I'd have time to acquire and watch the episode before I had to leave for the dance, and even if I had time I didn't want to be an emotional wreck when trying to dance.  Afterwards, I had volunteered to stay and clean up.  I didn't leave until after midnight.  Add in a 50 minute drive home and the time to acquire the episode and I didn't start watching until maybe 1:30 am. 

Of course I wasn't able to go to bed after watching that, not until I had read lots of LJ and tumblr posts to try to deal with all the emotions.  By the time I was ready to sleep, it was after 6 am and the sky was getting light in the east-facing window.  Thank goodness it's a three day weekend here in the US, so I could sleep for a few hours and not have to work.  That scheduling was very considerate of the BBC.

NO REGRETS.

I have thoughts about the episode!  Lo, they are spoilery. 


SPOILERS for Sherlock 2x03 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (not just a sidekick)
I have been largely absent from LJ lately for no good reason.  I hope to catch up on my flist over the next few days, but for now, the fast version of a Hounds of Baskerville reaction.


Footprints of a gigantic SPOILER )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (merlin ot4)
Goddammit Merlin, all I want to do is love you.  Why do you insist on making that difficult and painful?
Spoilers for Merlin 4x09 and 4x10 )

On topics other than Merlin, back in the land where women exist and even get their own stories, here is a wonderful vid linked by [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10.  It's a medley of fairytales and Marina & the Diamonds music, and it's well worth your time.

tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (merlin ot4)
Merlin is such a frustrating show.  Sometimes it can be so loveable, but far too many other times it makes me want to scream at the screen, and not in a good way.  This latest episode (4x08, "Lamia") was mostly in the latter category.

spoilers through Lamia (4x08) )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (merlin/arthur)
So, I've been watching Merlin.  As long as I pretend Morgana is a completely different person than she was in the first two series, I'm enjoying it.  If I try watching it with no more than canon explanations for the changes in her character, I keep getting distracted by the urge to approach Morgana and say, "What, what, WHAT are you DOING?  Look at your life!  Look at your choices!"

My fanon is that sometime during the year she was with Morgause between S2 and S3, Morgana got attacked by an evil spirit or a magic user who had been horribly wronged by Uther or something like that.  The attacker imprisoned Morgana a long way away, magically impersonated her, and took her place.  That evil spirit or person with no ties of love to anyone in Camelot is who we've been watching for S3 and S4 so far.  The real Morgana eventually escaped her imprisonment and tried to get back to Camelot, but before she got there she realized that she quite liked the freedom of not being a noblewoman and not having to hide her magic.  She is currently living in a small village in the middle of nowhere, growing vegetables, helping the villagers out with small charms for healing and finding lost goats, and sometimes wearing fabulous dresses for no reason whatsoever.  Occasionally she dreams of Camelot and the nastiness perpetrated by her imitator, but the closest the real Morgana has come to being evil is deciding that it's Not Her Problem.

Meanwhile, back in the world outside my head, I have thoughts about The Darkest Hour (1 & 2). In no particular order:
SPOILERS for Merlin 4.01 and 4.02 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (formalwear 11/amy/rory)
There were a lot of things I liked about "The Wedding of River Song" and some things I loved, and overall I enjoyed it.  However, I don't feel that it managed to salvage some of the messy, frustrating plot arcs of S6 as a whole, and it didn't speak to me emotionally as strongly as previous New Who finales. 

spoilers! )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (doctorrealizedjackcouldshowup)
I am somewhat baffled by the almost universally positive reviews I'm seeing for "Closing Time" so far, because I wasn't a fan. 

Spoilers for Doctor Who 6x12 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (amy/rory)
I decided to post about "The God Complex," then realized that  I never posted about "The Girl Who Waited."  I'll cover TGWW briefly first, then move on the the latest episode.

The Girl Who Waited )

The God Complex )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (doctorrealizedjackcouldshowup)
Well, that was certainly an episode of Steven Moffat's Doctor Who.

Spoilers! )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (torchwood sign)
Miracle Day's episode 6 was the first in the series when I found Rex only a tiny bit irritating rather than deeply rage-inducing.  Other than that big plus, I didn't like it as much as last week.

Here there be SPOILERS )

Torchwood

Aug. 6th, 2011 02:08 am
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (torchwood sign)
I haven't posted about it before, but I've been watching Torchwood: Miracle Day.  Spoiler-heavy reaction to ep. 5 is behind the cut.
SPOILERS LIKE WHOA for Miracle Day episode 5 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (pond rory pond)
I don't know if I'd call that a bad episode, but it wasn't as good as it could (and probably should) have been.   Color me mildly disappointed.  (What color is disappointed anyway?) 
My thoughts on The Almost People, rambling and full of SPOILERS )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (tardis & 11 <3)
So it's late and it's a work night, but I won't be able to sleep if I don't take a moment to flail my arms and/or typing fingers in delight at Neil Gaiman's episode of Doctor Who.

SPOILERS lie within )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (tardis & 11 <3)
Tonight, there was Doctor Who on a pirate ship.  To repurpose Benjamin Franklin's comment about beer, this is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy*.  Mind you, it wasn't a terribly good episode in most ways, but I'm not going to let a little thing like that get in the way of my enjoyment.

*Note:  Moffat is very much not God, though when he okayed a pirate episode he might have shared the loving us and wanting us to be happy.  For now.

Avast! Here be spoilers and abuse of capslock! )

-NEXT WEEK IS NEIL TIME.  THERE IS NOT ENOUGH CAPSLOCK IN THE WORLD TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT.
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (formalwear 11/amy/rory)
So, new Doctor Who happened.  I'm late to the reaction post party, but I'm here now and wearing my party hat.  (Party hats are cool.)

major spoilers for 6.01, The Impossible Astronaut )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (santa naked eleven)
Lo, appearing like a Christmas star in the sky, there was new Doctor Who shining from my TV screen, legally and on the same day of British broadcast.  Miraculous!

spoilerific episode reaction )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (r.o.u.s. gwen/lancelot)
It really is incredible how Merlin can make me want to both flail my arms around in glee and bang my head against a wall (or better yet, scream at someone on the writing team) in frustration.  The S3 finale was a good episode, heavy on the glee and lighter than many episodes this series on the things that anger me, though the fail was definitely still present. 

SPOILERS for "The Coming of Arthur pt. 2," episode 3x13. Also, the length of this got a bit out of hand )

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