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

    Yippee! I saw this news on Facebook and immediately clicked on the “love” icon. What a relief to know that the good Doctor’s writing and direction are in good hands.

    I am saddened that Jodie Whittaker was generally let down by less-than-stellar writing, and who knows what all was going on behind the scenes. @phaseshift You provide a superb…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 The Good Place comes highly recommended. Thanks for adding your praise of it! I will have to look it up once we finish Unforgotten.

    @missrori There’s not much I can add to what’s already been said. I’m glad that it at least helps for you to express your thoughts and feelings here.

    @blenkinsopthebrave Congratulations on your Canadian…[Read more]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent @thane16 Ah, if only it were so simple. I would like nothing better than to simply have a printout to show them. But no, it must be uploaded to the official federal government app. And you have to have it within that 72-hour window. From the Government of Canada:

    All travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada…

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  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Your new hero is my new hero! Here in eastern Canada, our Covid numbers are generally very low. For that, I remain grateful. I am wanting to visit my family in the States, but so far am daunted by the new app we are required to use before returning to Canada. Basically you must have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of your…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Too harsh?

    When the shoe fits ….

    I know I’m a broken record, but there were enough good episodes that I don’t consider it a total loss. On the other hand, there aren’t enough for me to consider it a successful run, either.

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

    And, I apologize for misspelling Jodie‘s first name. I’m having a bit of a run with name misspellings!

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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

    @phaseshift Sorry about Whittaker – what might have been,eh?

    You and @jimthefish have perfectly expressed my feelings about these developments. As @janetteb noted, I’m sorry about Jodi Whittaker, but I am not sad to see Chris Chibnall leaving. While Chibnall has created some good episodes during Whittaker’s run (the historical ones are c…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I should note that I did eventually catch up on all those missing chunks of Doctor Who, first on Netflix and then, after Netflix dropped it, on Crave TV. But, of course, by then I was already predisposed to like Donna, given what I had already seen. I did find Rose’s departure emotionally jolting, even years later, but it had less…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb I had read that there was another season/series of Good Omens! I really need to watch that without commercial interruptions. Sadly, as with Doctor Who, when there are constant commercial breaks, it really disrupts the flow of the program. It gave Good Omens an overly frenetic, almost frantic vibe, which I do not remember from the book.…[Read more]

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

    Drat, Karen Gillan. Sorry about the misspelling (and it’s too late for me to edit it).

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

    @dentarthurdent I guess I was so taken with Oswin’s passion that I found that lacking in Clara, at least initially. I always felt (and I know this is subjective) that Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman didn’t have the kind of chemistry Smith shared with Karen Gilliam and, by extension, Arthur Darvill. “The Angels Take Manhattan” left me so distraught…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent “Asylum of the Daleks” is one of my continually rewatched episodes. It never gets old, at least not for me. Here we are introduced to Oswin, later on Clara. I was so intrigued by Oswin, but mildly disappointed by Clara’s debut. (Not to digress too much, but it’s almost like the idea of “The Impossible Girl” was better than how it…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent @blenkinsopthebrave @winston Thank you for your kind thoughts! In happier news, Nova Scotia’s Covid numbers are coming back down, so the greater numbers of people getting vaccinated + adhering to public health guidelines + the mini-lockdown are all having a good effect. We’re still not down to where we were in March, when we were…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Greetings, @winston @blenkinsopthebrave @janetteb and all! Yes, hubby and I are fine. I had my first jab last Tuesday, and hubby (who is nine years younger) gets his first one tomorrow. So we are finally getting past that hurdle.

    The timing between first and second doses in Canada is somewhat controversial. Mainly this came about because Canada…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Well, different strokes and all. I have enjoyed all the post-gap Doctors and appreciated them in different ways. I slowly grew to love Capaldi’s Doctor, mainly because of the way his Doctor evolved before our eyes, right up to his regeneration.

    “The Timeless Children” was a good idea, in concept. But having the Master explain everything to the…[Read more]

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