June 19th, 2006


doctor who ytmnd

Every week when I watch the latest Doctor Who episode after it's beamed my way from across the ocean, I either laugh a bit, I laugh a lot, or I run over to the little keyboard and start pound pound pounding angry-sounding words until I run out of steam, and then I just private-lock the entire thing as-is without bothering to finish it. I got on quite a tear that way after "The Idiot's Lantern", and we're all better off that I bothered to scrap that one. (A choice bit from a few weeks ago: "I originally thought I'd landed in a Sylvester McCoy episode, but after some painful-ass Joss Whedonesque dialogue, I was sufficiently convinced that we were actually in an episode of Rosie: The Dalek Slayer.")

Yeah, the rest of it wasn't pretty, either.

So I'm happy to report that I can sum up the latest episode, "Love & Monsters", with a link to a brilliant YTMND meme on the episode. And all without having to resort to concrete slab sex jokes. (Mr. Davies, the next time you decide to skive off writing the third act of an upcoming episode by having a Cosmopolitan-filled Sex And The City DVD marathon or something, please don't leave the writing of the ending up to the Blue Peter contest winner who designed the Monster Of The Week for you. Because I really liked where you were going with this week's episode, as unabashedly Silly and Fluffy Filler as it was, right up until the ending. And that's all I'm going to say about that.)