kaffyr (kaffyr) wrote,

Dept. of Flash Review of Mummy on the Orient Express

Oh, Well Done, You!

I said "flash review," and I probably should say "flashlet." Is there a word that doesn't simply map out to "static electricity"?

But I digress.

This one was good, for me. It was chewy. It was tasty. It was everything that, for me, the episode last week was not.

It was well constructed - and yes, I may be boring when it comes to the bricks and mortar and the plans and the design of the words, the paragraphs, the scenes and the way they are numbered, how they play out, but these things matter to me. I am not an artist when it comes to these things, but I am a dedicated craftsman.

It had an emotional resonance that felt real. It had a solid Who-type plot.

Now, some people don't like their Who all mixed up with emotions. Other folks find it really tiresome when the plot interferes with emotional interaction. Well, either both types really liked this episode, which would put them in the living room with me, or both types hated this episode. If that's the case, I apologize to them for my happiness at having seen this episode, but only a little. Because I'm very, very happy about this one. It had plot, it had heart, and the vessel which carried both halves of the treasure was a sturdy thing, not apt to sink.

More, later. Now, however? Martini No. 2 and some anime.

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Tags: dr. who, fandom, television
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