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04 June 2007 @ 01:49 am
The Family of Blood  
Quite possibly the best Dr Who episode yet, if you ask me.

David Tennant really shows off his acting skills (okay, it was kinda hammy, but it is Dr Who, after all).

This episode really demonstrated why the tenth Doctor pipped perennial favourite number four as the "best ever" in a recent poll.
This Doctor has such depth, such emotional resonance.

Great, great stuff.
 
 
 
Caine Chandlerpastryproducts on June 3rd, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
I found the two-parter more than excellent, the last 5 minutes of the second part was brilliance not only from David Tennant, but the writers as well (whom, embarassingly, I've forgotten the name of).
escarpeescarpe on June 6th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I agree with you but then that's the problem with the whole series, the total inconsistancy, obviously if the story is on the page then the directors and the production team and the actors can make a real go of it, if it's a bullshit story with a Deaux ex Machina ending then they'll make a go of that too but they can't compensate for the writing being crap. Paul Cornell is a great writer and so is Stephen Moffat (who has written next weeks "Blink") other's not so much, (I'm thinking Dalek's in Manhatten here) so there's a HUGE gap between the stories that work, have emotional resonance, great acting etc and the ones where you bring back the Macara for no good reason what-so-ever(and wasn't that a let down, everyone thought it would be the Ice-Warriors, but no they went with giant crabs) that's bloody Russel T for you, and harsh as I am I didn't think the acting this week was that hammy I thought it was pretty good. But I am worried how Russel is going to handle The Master, there are so many cool ways you could go with him.......and then there are so many crap ones.\
Jacobyak_boy on June 6th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I don't find the bad episodes that bad.
They're all still pretty entertaining in my book.

They don't all have to be genius works of fiction.

I thought the giant crabs were a little silly, but it's Dr Who, it's supposed to be a little silly (and I'm sure they were a little silly when they first appeared in 1967). And running around sewers to escape from pig-faced monsters is similarly the kind of silly fun that Dr Who is famous for, and I don't mind it now and then.
escarpeescarpe on June 6th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Hey it's my problem not yours, I was merely commenting that there's so much that I like about the new series but then so much that annoys that crap out of me. No they don't all have to be genuis works of fiction but somehow I think that there will only ever been a few episodes a season that are actually really good.
Jacobyak_boy on June 6th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Oh, have they confirmed the return of The Master?
Presumably that's who the Face of Bo was talking about.

I love that Tom Baker offered his services to play The Master (the only Dr Who related thing he's expressed any interest in doing since his tenure as Doctor, apart from a one-off thing for charity). Somehow I don't think they've taken him up on the offer.
escarpeescarpe on June 6th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Yes as far as I know the return of the Master has been confirmed.
Man Tom Baker would be great! That would totally rock, unfortunatly no..it's not him.