• nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @blenkinsopthebrave Wow, that trailer is amazing! Gah, if only Doctor Who were not limited to be limited to Disney (in Canada). I just do not want to sign up for another streaming service.

    I was a fan of the Doctor/Donna pairing because it went in such a different direction from Rose and Martha, both of whom were on opposite sides of the romance…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Yes, you have been having serious storms in your neck of the woods. Miraculously, we have been spared them here. Once again we seem to have been saved by being on the “warm” side of the Gulf Stream. Sometimes it doesn’t work in our favor (droughts, etc.), but this latest round of storms and the “Polar Vortex” passed us by. (By the way:…[Read more]

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

    @thane16 Was that Roadkill? I thought it started well, but didn’t quite come together. What became of the investigation into the journalist’s death? Was it an accident, or was she run down deliberately? I guess we’ll never know.

    But, if nothing else, it was worth it to see Helen McCrory in her final role. She was magnificent, as always.

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

    @thane16 I agree with @winston‘s and @janetteb‘s assessments of Avenue 5. Overall, I enjoy it, though there are some slapsticky, over-the-top moments. But I find far more to like than to dislike. Hugh Laurie could recite the telephone book and make it entertaining!

    Oh, and I love Staged! I wasn’t sure if the second season would measure up to the…[Read more]

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

    @winston My reaction comes from loving it so much the first season, and then feeling disappointed that it didn’t meet my expectations for the second. But I am glad you enjoyed it!

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Oh, dear. Well, I was hoping against hope. Having just watched the trailer, it does seem to do quite a bit of fan service. I was not watching the original series when it aired. So it will either work, or it won’t. I’ll just have to wait and see.

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

    @winston and @janetteb The second season of Avenue 5 is also a bit uneven, yet I find more to like than dislike about it. If you should find Mr. Inbetween and decide to watch it, be forewarned that it has a lot of violence. If that’s not your cuppa, then you might want to pass.

    Picard … what can I say? I loved the first season, but was greatly…[Read more]

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

    Like so many other folks, I’m feeling sad over the passing of Christine McVie.

    Her music had such an earthy warmth. Always relatable, never pretentious, yet brilliantly written. I love her soulful voice and bluesy piano playing. She really grounded the band. When she left for a while, I missed her. Say You Will was a brilliant album, really Buckin…[Read more]

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

    We’ve been watching Avenue 5, an HBO series, and also Mr. Inbetween, a dark comedy out of Australia. Scott Ryan is remarkable in the lead role. And, for a bit of lighter viewing, we are watching Yes Minister, if you can believe it. Rewatching, actually. My husband was a fan back from before we met, and so after we got together I started watching…[Read more]

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

    @oochillyo Declan Sargent, I think Doctor Who has painted itself into a corner. The first post-gap season did a good job of walking that fine line between introducing new aliens and bringing back the old ones. Then it seemed that we got caught in ever-increasing levels of fan service to make sure that every season had the old favorites … to the…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Eve of the Daleks

    @dentarthurdent I agree with you about the Angels episode. At the time, I thought, “OK, now we’re building toward something good!” And then the rest of the Flux arc fell flat.

  • nerys replied to the topic Eve of the Daleks

    @dentarthurdent This remains my favorite episode of the Chibnall era. Just when I thought he couldn’t pull it off, he did. So this was a really nice surprise for me. Now, if you like the Flux, then I’m going to have to rewatch it. For me, it was “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (the impression many of Chibnall’s episodes have left on me).

  • nerys replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    @translatorcircuit I think everyone should take care of their appearance. As for the Classic Doctors who appeared in this episode, I think that at least they should have been wearing wigs that looked like their hair when they played The Doctor.

    Have you considered how absurd wigs would have looked? Nothing screams “fake” like a wig. Especially,…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    OK, these articles answer my two main questions:

    What happened to Dan’s house,

    and

    How the Master escaped Gallifrey.

    The Master told Yaz, “I ingested the Cyberium.” I assumed this was in response to the Doctor’s question about how he escaped Gallifrey … but maybe not.

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @devilishrobby I can understand the business side of it. But, from my own fan’s perspective, I’m … well, not a fan.

    @dentarthurdent I checked our library system’s Doctor Who collection, which seems to be quite extensive. So I think I will go that route. This seems to work for you; I will just have to be patient. It will be hard to wait and try…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    In fact, I don’t even see Disney Plus in our cable lineup, only Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. So I’m not sure it’s possible for me to access this via my already pricey cable subscription. And I certainly don’t want to subscribe to a separate service via my TV. Maybe I’ll wait for the Blu-rays. But I kind of doubt it. This is one of…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @bluesqueakpip Thanks, but nothing you have listed interests me. I tried watching Grey’s Anatomy at the outset, thinking it would be along the lines of St. Elsewhere. When I realized it was General Hospital for prime time, I lost interest.

    Sadly, I don’t think this is a channel I can substitute for one of my other cable channels, since it’s very…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    Oh, this is not good news. So I will not be able to watch new episodes of Doctor Who on Crave in Canada. Sadly, it looks like this starts with the Tennant specials? I really don’t want to subscribe to Disney Plus … especially since my only interest would be to watch Doctor Who. And, I may not. So it could be that the Jodie Whittaker incarnation…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    Questions: I guess this just shows how little I have retained from the current era, but what happened to Dan’s house? He was supposed to be returning home, but then said he’d have to stay at his parents’ place. It looked like there was an empty spot where his house used to be.

    Also, the Doctor asked the Master how he escaped Gallifrey. I thought…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    OK, on second viewing, my opinion has improved. Once I got past the sorting of plot detritus, I focused more on the characters. I especially appreciated Jodie’s final portrayal of the Doctor. I think she got about as a good a sendoff as Chibnall could write, and she made the most of it.

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