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

    @dentarthurdent I have no recollection at all of the Tsuranga Conundrum though I know I watched it, which I guess says something about the quality of the episode. Demons of the Punjab however I consider to be one of the better episodes of the series. Kerblam is another I had to look up to remind myself of what episode it was. I vaguely remember it…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    We put on Dr Who Day of the Doctor tonight but for some reason we are now watching Freddie Mercury singing, We are the Champions instead.  I think a few friends here will understand why as another corrupt right wing government bites the dust.

    Cheers

    A cheery Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    And it seems that Wilf will also return. Mentioned about half way down but not sure how credible this info is. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/17/yasmin-finney-rose-tyler-trans-doctor-who-russell-t-davies-david-tennant-pass-notes

    Argh. Over a year to wait…

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent I don’t know if it is just South Australians trying to claim to be best/biggest/worst at something and lack of rainfall is the best boast they have but the state is described as being, “the driest state on the driest continent”. Maybe that is due to efforts to farm land with poor sandy soils and irregular rainfall. In the…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I did like Yaz’s family too and wish we had seen more of them. There was rich narrative potential there that was never tapped. I might be wrong about the political slant. As I recall it did start off with an anti corp tone but that felt confused at the end but it has been a long time since I watched it and yes the preachiness about…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @whisht what he (@blenkinsopthebrave) said.. 🙂

    Hope he can keep the accent.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @cedarbranchtardis As a writer I would certainly kill of a likeable character rather than one the reader/audience is indifferent to because you want that death to have some emotional impact. Something that AGWho deals with a lot better than BGWho is the killing of characters. In BGWho most of the deaths were of “redshirts” which made life a bit…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @jimthefish. I suspect Ncuti will opt for something a lot my stylish. We could be about to get the first fashion forward Doctor. (I am hoping for a really interesting, iconic costume)

    cheers

    Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @dentarthurdent Capaldi definitely had the best Tardis interior, the one with the bookcases. The early Smith felt too minimalist and clinical but I prefeerred it to the Tennant grunge Tardis. It is a spaceship after all.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    Another article about Ncuti Gatwa in the Guardian.

    @jimthefish Never late for the party, it goes on all night, and as it is always night somewhere in the world,, Agree re’ the Tardis design. I did not like the recent design at all but then neither did I particularly like the Tennant grunge look. Hopefully RTD will go for something a bit ore…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @dentarthurdent that was a good review. When we first watched it one of the family said, “well that’s it for that then” when Grace dies as she is by far the best character. I think it was generally agreed that she would have been better as The Doctor. she had that quirkiness that J.W. lacks which is at least partly due to the script. Chibnell has…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @devilishrobby I believe that both Yaz and Dan are leaving with Jodie. There was an article about Mandip Gill in the Guardian the other day which I was going to post up but got distracted, but from memory it touches on them both leaving.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    It is announced!!!

    Another Scottish Doctor and I like the smile. A bit Tom Bakerish… (now off to have a look at Sex Education.)

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent. That is fine. I agree re’ not being too negative. I hesitated before posting my thoughts on the Chibnell era on another thread, and deleted the post twice before finally hitting send. Overall the past three series have been disappointing but they have fans and there have been some good episodes that pass the watch again test. I…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent. Indeed. Sorry. I need to pay more attention to proof reading.

    A couple of years ago, not long after the son’s girlfriend had moved in the S.O was messaging them to say, “just leave the something or other out, but accidentally hit send after typing “just leave”. The dangers of modern communication. (after a moment’s panic she…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent

    Our long mellow autumn has now conceded defeat and the clouds have mustered. We have even had rain. I hope our cold front has found its way down to your patch of the Pacific and hampered your swimming.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @winston we do not get that kind of spring awakening here in Oz where the garden carries on all year but we experienced the wonder of it the year we lived in Sweden. We arrived in February and moved into our house in late March. The entire garden was deeply buried in snow and so we saw the green shoots erupting from the sullen earth, within a few…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent

    I liked Twice Upon a Time in part because it touched on the “Silent Night”, of 1914 which seemed so apt for a Twelfth Doctor finale. Very Moffat. Once I did a “Silent Night” image using Playmobil figures. IT was also nice to see David Bradley reprise the role of the First Doctor which he did so well in An Adventure in Space and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    @blenkinsopthebrave  I think that sums up the problems quite well. I wanted to like this Doctor and the companions but they never really were fully there as characters. Graeme became annoying, and the Doctor always seemed too dependent upon the companions to really fly on his/her own. There was as @nerys points out, too much “telling”, not enough…[Read more]

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

    I meant to share this article by Martin Belam last week but was distracted by birthdays and easter etc. I thought he had some interesting suggestions.

    Cheers

    Janette

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