Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's Kill Hitler pt 2

I have a feeling that this post will be quite a bit longer than the last one. Thanks for reading these and commenting by the way. It makes me feel loved :)

So for the things I didn't like:

  1. I thought there would be a lot more killing Hitler and a lot less being miniaturised and transported into a robot. It was kind of unfair how they advertised it, especially since I thought they would be bringing up the idea of how much you can change from the past and how it might affect the future. So that was disappointing.
  2. River effing Song. So I know I said I didn't hate her as much in this episode but the fact that this entire season revolves around her is getting really annoying. I just really don't like her. I also thought it was really strange how she grew up with her parents and practically made them get together (as Mels). It's creepy and confusing. 
  3. I hate that there is so much death in Moffat's seasons. I hate how the Doctor is so, well, weak and River is the hero so often. I liked thinking of him as pretty much invincible (although I obviously know that this is not so). Also, Kayley said in her reaction video about how it just makes her not care about them dying any more because it happens so often and I have to agree with her. I mean, when Harriet Jones died I was almost crying because even though she wasn't a major character, we were still made to care about her enough. 
  4. That little scene with the banana. Yes it was funny and cute but really, I don't want this to be Sherlock. That is it's own show and I hate when Moffat incorporates Sherlock-type scenes into Doctor Who. It probably shouldn't bug me, but it does.
To TwitchLazuli, although I hate River, I have to agree. She was pretty funny and kickass. (Is there any way to reply to comments?)

Despite these things, I just read something that may make me actually like Moffat after all. This is possibly the most important thing in Let's Kill Hitler. I cannot believe this guy picked up on these things, it's brilliant! And if there is that connection (probably is), my opinion on Moffat will probably change to me worshipping his cleverness. It would have taken a lot of thought. 

Ok, so I honestly thought I would have a lot more things to dislike about this episode. I probably shouldn't have left writing this so long after seeing it. I know I've forgotten some things. 

I can't wait for next weeks episode though, it looks really scary! 
Bye for now <3

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Let's Kill Hitler pt 1

I always have this thing about new Who (which, to me is the name for the current, Moffat era rather than from the beginning of RTD's era) where I both love it and hate it. I've said this many times before because some parts are absolutely brilliant and then others I'm thinking 'what on earth just happened?' The same applies for this episode. I'm going to do this in two parts, so it doesn't get too long. I think I'll start with the parts that I loved as I feel as if I'm too mean sometimes :P

The things I loved about 'Let's Kill Hitler':

  1. RORY! You may know by now that I am actually in love with Rory and this episode just made me like him even more. He is so badass punching Hitler like that AND putting him in a cupboard. (I replayed that bit twice) Then he was all like " A miniaturisation ray" and was all cute and stuff. (Sorry for that part, I'm too much of a Rory fangirl)
  2. For once River Song wasn't the smug know-it-all that I have always hated from the start. Yes, she did almost kill the Doctor but at least he knew more than her for once. 
  3. The dialogue. There were some really great little one liners that made me laugh. I also really liked the part where we got to see Amy and Rory growing up, and how Amy thought Rory was gay. 
  4. We got to see Rose, Martha and Donna again. Although I had hoped they would have a bigger role, not just a little hologram thing, it was still good to see them :) Also, it was nice to see that the Doctor didn't just forget about them so quickly after meeting Amy. It's good to know that he still feels guilty about the way things ended with them (Not that I want him to be depressed but I miss those characters a lot so he should as well)
  5. The fact that it was Doctor Who. To be honest, I think this was the main reason I liked it so much. Not watching Doctor Who for not even two weeks was obviously too long for me.
Part 2 of this will be up as soon as I am bothered to write it :P

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I've been wanting to write about this for a while but I thought I should wait and watch the episodes with the Silence first and then give my opinion.

I realise that I've been hating on Steven Moffat quite a bit. There are some major things he has done to Doctor Who that are most definitely horrible but I'm getting used to them. What I don't understand though is how he can create some of the most brilliant monsters and stories yet also come up with the most ridiculous and complicated ideas that run through the entire season.

I mean, the empty child/the doctor dances has got to be two of the most memorable episodes of the new series (I'd say all time, but I havent seen the classic series). Christopher Eccleston's performance was so wonderful and the absolutely brilliant Captian Jack makes his debut and of course, everybody lives!

The weeping angels are also one of the best aliens created. Although I'm specificially talking about David Tennant's episode, Matt Smith summed up why they are so great pretty well. He said something along the lines othat try were a play on that children's game 'red-light, green-light' which is why it makes them so scary. I'm not entirely sure, but I know that they are definitely one of the most terrifying that I've seen.

Then there is the vashta nerada. The idea that any shadow can literally shred the flesh off your bones? Just so brilliant! Moffat is just so good at finding the most basic childish fears and turning them into an actual nightmare. Although, at the same time, River Song is introduced in these episodes, and while I thought she was really cool then, I'm not too fond of her now.

And the Silence? Again, a really great monster. They scared me for two reasons: 1. You forget about them, as soon as you turn away and 2. They can and have been influencing people's decisions. Being human and having a choice, your own thoughts abd all is something we take for granted and then finding out (even though I know it isn't true) that these things have been influencing you all this time is quite scary. It's almost the equivalent of becoming so over taken by technology like in the parallel world episode with David and Billie.

The fact that he is able to come up with such great monsters and storylines yet is not able to re-do this when he is the producer baffles me.Changing the Daleks and including River Song are two really big differences that I'm not too happy with. On the other hand, Rory and Amy are awesome companions! Especially Rory, I have no idea why, but I am really obsessed with him.

Haha, this has sort of become a debate with myself, half convincing myself that I should trust Moffat and where he is taking the show and half telling myself that Moffat has entirely screwed the show up. I really am way to passionate about Doctor Who :P

That's all for now! Bye :)

EDIT: Wow, there were so many grammar errors and spelling mistakes in this. Note to self: don't write a blog post on your iPod.