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

    @missy must have missed a post or two didn’t  realise you we’re actually talking about Elementary, which in my opinion is probably a good example of why Americans TV  shouldn’t attempt to Americanise what is a British  literary character there is always something off about the production.

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

    @missy what on earth do you mean the real doctor, though I do agree RDT’s return might repair the damage Chibbers  lack-lustre  story writing seems to have created. If RTD had been in charge for Jodies stint I feel her tenure would have been so much better. Not that I have any issue with the Timeless Child concept in general terms,  I’ve always…[Read more]

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

    @missy

    You’re evil.   But you know that already    🙂

    Maybe RTD will be able to revive it – again.

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy Generally speaking, I agree with you that the U.S. should not redo British shows. They’ve managed to ruin a fair number of them. However, The Office is one exception, maybe because I started watching it before I watched the British original. I enjoyed the U.S. version, but toward the end it seemed to be chasing its own tail and wasn’t funny…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy  Glad to see you are good.  Our covid cases were going down so things were opened up a bit and now our numbers are on the rise again. We have a really good vaccine rate so that is good but the Delta variant is still finding those that are not jabbed and some that are. We still have to be very careful and are still behaving like we did at t…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy ‘Allo allo was, I think, very much in the traditional ‘music-hall’ style – full of cartoonish characters, double-entendres and risque jokes. That’s not normally my favourite style of humour – too obvious – but Allo Allo did it so supremely well I couldn’t help but like it. And (SPOILERS!!) I loved it that Rene finally got to elope with…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Thanks for posting that additional info. I had already read through it, and I appreciate that they did think of non-techy people … to a degree. If they really wanted to consider non-techy people, then they would allow for printouts. But, the bottom line is that you still must upload the information, whether it’s using the…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy  That was a great scene, in a great episode. He likes to sleep when other people are talking because it saves time. Such good lines.

    I hope you are keeping well and watching lots of Doctor Who.

    Stay safe.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy

    ” And don’t look in that mirror. It’s absolutely furious.”

    That whole scene was absolutely hilarious.   With the Doctor, just regenerated, getting everything backwards or, maybe, just at 90 degrees to reality.

    He had me at  “Oh, you two. The green one and the not-green one. Or it could be the other way round, I mustn’t prejudge.”…[Read more]

  • @missy — and here am I, even later at reading this essay — really enjoyed it, and the responses.

    Missy,  yes; I too have reminded myself of what brilliance and daring Moffat and Capaldi brought to DW, and […]

  • winston replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent  I am with you on whether I analyze an episode or not. If I like what I am watching then I am usually drawn in until it is over, but if I don’t then I tend to be over critical and analytical. I can over look so much if I am entertained or I don’t notice things until later on when I read them here. With Doctor Who…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent I have to take a contrary position on the questions of whether analysis ruins the enjoyment of viewing/reading. I love to analysis as I watch/read though too much does ruin a text/ film but my majors were English and Drama the later mostly consisting of film studies so it has become second nature for me. I really enjoy…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy    I think I agree with you.   I’d rather enjoy a story than analyse it  (is there an official way to ‘analyse’ a story?   I don’t know).

    Although (as an engineer) there’s a part of my brain that keeps tabs on continuity and physical credibility, that’s not what decides whether I like an episode.   If it’s well-written, with original…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb @missy    I do like it when the writer tells you what s/he’s going to do, then at the end of the episode (when you’ve completely forgotten about it) s/he saves the day by doing exactly that.   For some reason this makes some people very cross, but I love it.   I love the audacity of it.   And there’s a certain neatness to it.

    I wish I c…[Read more]

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

    @Missy I had seen that series is in development but did not realise that Moffat was the writer. That explains the cast, which includes David Tennant, Dolly Wells and the other Dracula name which I have already forgotten. Now I am more interested.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • 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]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy and @winston Yes another episode like Robots of Sherwood, where the camaraderie and general character interaction makes up for massive plot holes. The Caretaker is another of those that I watch when I need cheering up and most definitely should have been in my list. Sometimes it is episodes like these that work best because the “monster” is…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   A very funny scene from a great episode. I like the Doctor making assumptions about Clara’s  boyfriend because he looks a little like his previous self. The Doctor is wonderfully crusty in this episode, just the way I like him

    Stay safe.

     

     

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I am happy to see you are doing OK. Of course a pulse is important. We are doing fine, keeping to ourselves and staying home most of the time. We just finished doing a batch of maple syrup which keeps us busy and sticky for days. It just tastes so good. We usually get enough for family and friends but the spring weather was too warm so we…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   Well, last night while Mrs D was out babysitting, I was watching TV and there was an Unexplained Thud in the kitchen.   Or maybe it was an Unexplained Clonk.   And a definite whirring noise.   Quite unnerving.   I can only imagine that it was the fridge, starting up.   The Noise had gone when I went to investigate, half an hour later …[Read more]

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