Monday, May 24, 2010

Super Creeps

I've given it my best attention and I've really, really tried. But this series of Doctor Who really isn't doing it for me.

It's part Matt Smith (too silly, too Palin), part rubbish stories, part last 10 minutes when everything gets miraculously resolved. It's rather kiddy. it reminds me of why I gave up watching when Tom Baker left. It was too young for me.

True, there have been some scary moments, and if I were nine years old I'd be a permanent fixture behind that sofa as I was at that age. But I don't know, it's just not engaging me. I don't like the dopey boyfriend of Karen Gillen, but I do like Karen Gillen.

And what really bugs me about the whole thing, is that no one ever notices the TARDIS when it lands in 15th century Venice or in the middle of a village. And surely they would. And no one ever comments on their clothes either, despite them being clearly not of the age they're in (mostly).

I'm not a sci-fi fan, never have been, and I only ever like the Who stories set on Earth. It makes it more real and therefore scarier. But even though this series has lots of earth-bound stories, it's really not that good. In fact, it's quite boring. And the FX are sadly low budget.

Am I alone?


Anonymous said...

I agree. It's rubbish. I've noticed, too, that the Radio Times has given it much less coverage this time around, and it has been all the better for it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm finding it very hard to get excited about, all told. Old Russell T. has often weighed down by the sheer number of ideas that he had, but at least he had lots. Steven Moffat's got about three, on permanent repeat.

Unlike you, I like Matt Smith and dislike Karen Gillan, though.

(BTW, in the interests of rationalizing my online identities, I've decided to retire Kitten In A Brandy Glass from active service and just use my Livejournal account to log on here. Future historians can have a ball trying to figure out whether I was one person or two or three or more....)

Five-Centres said...

I did wonder about that Kitten, or should I say Scharlach. Glad you're still here though.

Cocktails said...

I am so over Doctor Who that last night when Mr C decided to watch it, I found that cleaning my shoes was more interesting.

Mondo said...

It's not happening is it. He's a bit snappy and shouty too - how many times has be bellowed 'shut up' at someone.

The stone angels are always treat, although my 10 year is truly terrified of them. He wouldn't go anywhere near an actual BBC one at the Dr Who/Olympia event a couple of years back.

Stuart Ian Burns said...

As revealed in The End of Time, the TARDIS now has a perception filter. A bit like a cloaking device.

Five-Centres said...

I'm not really sure what that means, SIB. Can you explain it more?

Simon said...

It means you can only see it if you know it is there/where to look.

MrsB and I are still enjoying it, although she is still in mourning for Tennant.

Bright Ambassador said...

You know my thoughts already.

Wil said...

I've sort of made watching Dr.Who into an event for my son (7) and I. It's daft but dammit, it's ours and they do make an effort. We both cuddle up on the sofa and ward off the baddies with our sonic screwdrivers. It's a Dad and son thing I guess. A family programme that isn't a some sort of terrible talent contest, that we can both watch. It's not high art but I like it.