• Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone 🙂

    I seem to like every ep I watch haha I dont know if I have become less critical or just change in tastes anyway I really liked The Girl Who Died it was fun, interesting, The Doctor was amazing as always and I love the alien armor design (particularly the helmet) generally a really great ep , I could go on but maybe leave it for a…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @oochillyo   Declan – OK, I’ve got Vampires of Venice and Amy’s Choice to work through, but when I get to The Hungry Earth I’ll drop a note.   Actually from the title and the spooky atmosphere of the start of Hungry Earth I was expecting something more metaphysical.   It reminded me of Conan Doyle’s ‘The Day the Earth Screamed’ which also featu…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb Kill the Moon probably started as a high-concept musing – ‘what if the Moon were an egg?’. Unfortunately, while many such postulates result in extraordinary episodes, sometimes the practical difficulties are insurmountable. But in KTM they just blandly ignored them all, a list a mile long. I think every practical detail was wrong. For…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent Victory of the Daleks is not an episode I have ever re watched. It only had one thing to recommend it, the Dalek in Camos. I loathe “Kill the Moon” for many reasons not just the sheer absurdity of the concept, which lost viewers unsurprisingly, but also the proposal that the earth should be sacrificed to save the moon creature.…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I enjoyed those early entries in the Stephen King oeuvre, too!

    I can read horror fiction before bed. Obviously I’ve been doing it since my return to Stephen King. But there are times when I read something so unsettling that I find it difficult, if not impossible, to fall asleep. Usually it’s something that takes me unawares. When I’m…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @dentarthurdent I was wondering as your carving your way through Series 5 do you mind if I tag along with you to watch The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, when you are ready to watch the two eps let me know and we can talk about it here when the eps are over, I would skip those two eps normally as they kinda of freak me out and annoy me at the…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb @oochillyo

    There are some interesting points in this conversation you’re having.

    @janetteb I thought Mickey was a bit of a drip, though he did improve a bit as time went on. But the companion’s boyfriend never had an easy ride in Nu Who – Mickey, Rory, Danny Pink. Hint to guys – if your girlfriend starts travelling with the doctor,…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    I agree with you @janetteB that Series 2 compared with others isn’t that good, today I ranked the Series though not definitive I put Series 2 in the good section with 1,7,9 and 11, maybe good isnt the right word cause I really like Series 11 and Series 1 isnt terrible they just miss the great spot in that ranking list from Fantastic to Bad so…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @janetteB

    I apologies for going to much into the story, I tend to do that as I watched lots of reviews of things (still do) where they say all the good and bad which I am used to but I guess its different there cause you know the topic they are going to talk about and they warn you of spoilers beforehand.

    As I said today I found a section…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @winston I did think Jodie Whittaker was growing into the role in season 12 and from memory there were some good episodes but the overall arc put me off a bit and I think that is why I have not done a re watch yet. It is on my “watch” list for this year.

    I am looking forward to the next series and hoping  that Chibnell will not tear up too much…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @oochillyo  the problem I have is when people point out the weaknesses in a story I become aware of them and that does affect one’s engagement with the story so I understand what you mean there. Never watch a favourite tv series with people who don’t like it. You will loose some of your own appreciation for that show.

    And having said all that I…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone 🙂

    I just re watched The Idiots Lantern, I think I tried to re watch it not too long ago but got bored maybe I watched it at a late time anyway I dont think I liked it too much then whether I f finished it or not because this time I really enjoyed it.

    The ep went quick but it was quite precise so you didnt notice it was going quick…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    So far as I can tell, this is the most appropriate forum to discuss episodes. (Though people seem to ramble all over the place, and I’m as guilty as anyone).

    Flesh and Stone – I’m continuing my trip through Season 5. A Time of Angels was a cracking episode, and this second half keeps it up. First time I saw it I was a little confused about the…[Read more]

  • @winston I agree about Holmes and Watson should be British males. But I’m not ‘protective’ of the Doctor in that sense that I require him(/her) to be a certain character. Since the Doctor regenerates into a whole new person there’s nothing to protect. What I do want is that the new Doctor be an interesting strong character (and, I guess, not break…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone 🙂

    I know I talk about a lot of Doctor Who Eps here what I didn’t realize is (or forgot about) until now is that in perspectives of each specific writer every episode they wrote or had a part in is included there whoops.

    I thought it was a section to discuss how we feel about the writers which I wouldn’t know where to start so I…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @janetteb and @dentarthurdent   I get how people are protective of their favourite characters, I feel that way about Sherlock Holmes who I think should be a British man as should Watson. James Bond can be a man just let the women in the films be kick ass instead of eye candy. But the Doctor is different, heshe regenerates into totally new p…[Read more]

  • @janetteb Well, as to James Bond, I guess you’re right and continuity of the main character is a lost cause (though Mrs D still refers to Sean Connery as ‘James Bond’). Talking of actors who didn’t ‘fit’, (I know you were talking about the Doctor but I’m applying it here), Sean Connery fitted perfectly, George Lazenby (who only did one) for some…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @dentarthurdent that is well said and I would pretty much agree though I would not have a problem with James Bond being less white as he has changed face so many times anyway but as for a female Bond, well I would rather see a new story featuring a woman. But  I am not a James Bond fan and have never watched a single movie and don’t intend to do…[Read more]

  • @pezwf

    Okay, I’ll pick that one up, cautiously.

    First, I like every Doctor from McCoy through to Capaldi. (I thought McCoy looked silly in still photos, but after seeing him in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot I watched his last three stories and I thought he was good. Great chemistry with Sophie Aldred. And I thought Matt Smith looked too foolish…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    On the subject of birthdays Today is Peter Capaldi’s birthday and of course next Sunday is David Tennant’s. A lot of Doctor’s born in April it seems.



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