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Things That Were On Telly Last Night [Apr. 21st, 2013|10:19 am]
Tony Grist
Hide was pretty good. I like it when the Doctor is saving individuals rather than whole civilizations/planets/universes. The smaller stories are often the most resonant. I'm also a sucker for haunted houses.

I enjoyed the first Arne Dahl story. The second I'm less sure of. The detectives are acquiring soapy private lives and there are seven of them to keep track of. I want my detectives to detect, not spend their time getting laid/contacting long-lost children/being traumatized because their new boyfriend has leukaemia. If I wanted this kind of complication I'd be hooked into Dallas or Eastenders or some other dope like that.
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2013-04-21 09:27 am (UTC)
I really liked 'Hide' - but I'm not sure why it was called that. Who was hiding? Or were the ghost-hunters in a hide in the bird-watching sense?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-21 09:50 am (UTC)
Good question. I suspect it was a self-referential echo of "Blink".
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2013-04-23 12:02 am (UTC)
Hee! That's an interesting observation. I wonder if it's some hint at something undiscolosed as yet, or merely a title overstating its case? Moff does enjoy leaving little clues toward his grand schemes, but he can also fumble with the best of them, as with The Bells. =:/
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[User Picture]From: ashlyme
2013-04-21 11:14 am (UTC)
I liked "Hide" too, especially Clara's line "We're all ghosts to you" - that was well done. There aren't nearly enough small-scale stories in Who now.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-21 11:35 am (UTC)
I get so tired of him saving the universe. I think those "big" stories are the ones that should be rationed. I don't want him to be a superhero or a god.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
That's odd. You'd think they'd have adjusted the dates so the role fitted the actor. I don't see there was any crying necessity for the story to be set as late as '74.
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[User Picture]From: butterscotch711
2013-04-22 02:38 am (UTC)
My only theory is that, as part of the channeling of the classic series they seem to be doing, they wanted this story set in the Tom Baker era (which had some spooky mansions, horror, parking the TARDIS at the Earth's beginning, and ethereal space travelers in all-white).
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[User Picture]From: butterscotch711
2013-04-22 02:44 am (UTC)
Although maybe those aren't specific enough to the Tom Baker era.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-22 08:29 am (UTC)
Quite possibly.

Heigh-ho. Moffat makes my brain hurt.
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