April 3rd, 2010

Just Some Drunk

Two loud, rattling bangs. It was about ten o'clock. After dark, anyway. My first thought was someone was breaking in next door. I hurried into the yard and looked over the wall. No-one there. More banging- but at a distance now. I went to our gate, which was hanging open- and could just make out a figure, weaving down the pathway at the back of the houses, booting gates as he went. I stared balefully- and I wasn't the only one because a worried voice, in a broad local accent, said, "Come on, Ashley, there's some woman at a window looking at us."- and the menace drained away. 

Still Adjusting

The work that was done earlier this week has raised the backyard about four inches (allowing Ailz to run her mobility scooter from the house to the lane without jolting) but my body still expects there to be a step. I've been going in and out with armfuls of clothing to hang on the line and every time I've passed the threshold I've been taken by surprise when, instead of going down a level, my foot has slid raspingly across an unbroken surface.

I'm Worse Than Everybody's Aunt.

Was it so very different from what RTD has been doing? No.

Some funny bits, some touching bits, some mid-level monsters and some brilliant lines. We're in safe hands.

They're going on about how much bigger the new Tardis is, but there's not much architecture to it- and so the space very largely goes to waste.  What you notice is the clutter. Mind you, the clutter is fun.

Matt Smith is terrific.

Amy has a dopey boyfriend just like Rose. Do we really have to go through all that again?

Loved the montages of past doctors and past foes.

Moffat seemed to be deliberately referencing his greatest hits- Matt got to say "timey-wimey", the doctor missed his appointments with Amy just as he did with Madame de Pompadour- and the hospital ward harked back to the one in The Empty Child.

Who exactly are Mrs Angelo and the good looking lad with porn on his computer- and what is their relation to Amy? Will we be seeing them again?

Not a great episode in itself, but one that did everything it needed to do to launch the new season.