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Doomsday [Jul. 9th, 2006|11:18 am]
Tony Grist
A lot of Whovians hated Rose and her family. John Pertwee, they protest,  never got all huggy and kissy with his companions and their hangers-on. I take the line that the new show is a reinvention not a reproduction and personally I rather like having my emotions played like a zither.

I guessed the denouement. I knew there had to be some reason for introducing that parallel universe and by the end (or rather, just before the end) I'd worked out what it was.  I've liked the story arc in this season.
 
And even though I knew how it was going to pan out, I liked the way it was done.  It could have been slushy and unconvincing and groan-making and it wasn't. Russell T Davies is a damn good writer.

I'll miss Billie Piper. She's marvellous. 
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From: manfalling
2006-07-10 02:43 pm (UTC)
just watched the season final. and yeah. pretty darn good, i'd say. i think the writers take a few wrong turns now and then, and often the writing, and the directing, can be pretty bad. but occasioanlly they really really nail it.

stand outs would be the girl in the fireplace, love and monsters, fear her, and the finale doomsday.

they were all about poignancy, and loneliness, and dealing with being alone. and that made them feel real. i don't much remember ever noticing the loneliness of the Dr. when i was watching it as a kid. was it there? i don't know. but it's there in spades now- and yeah- it really brings depth.

he's the last of the last of the last, and he will be forever. poor bastard.

but he manages to keep his chin up. some chick in a wedding dress turns up, and all memory of rose tyler's gone out the window. don't imagine he ever really stops going. if he ever did- he'd probably never get started again.

good stuff, though. a good showing for british tv, and seems to be an export well-enjoyed in the states.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-10 07:08 pm (UTC)
The old time Who was largely thrills and spills and chases- lots of chases- with the odd one-liner tossed in. It was a kid's show and there was little emotional depth to it. Russell T Davies has taken it to a new place with all the stuff about loneliness and relationship.

I like what he's doing with the show, but a lot of Whovians seem to hate it. They particularly loathe and detest Rose Tyler.

Oh well, they won't have her to kick about any more.

Girl in the Fireplace would be the stand out episode for me this time round with School Reunion coming in a close second.

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