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Dept. of Weariness

When You're as Old As I Am ...

... the act of sleeping  - active sleeping, as it were, sleeping for the pure joy of sleeping -  takes on its own delights. Which is why this is going to be an extra specially short post. 

Well, except to say that I've seen Doctor Who tonight, and I can say with certainty that a) I'm liking Twelve (and Capaldi) more, and more; b) I really like Maisie Williams; c) I like parts of The Woman Who Lived; and d) dear lord, I was exasperated at various notable other parts.

Yup. This was, for me, the weakest episode of what has otherwise been, again, for me, the strongest season in the last couple of years. 

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Oct. 27th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
It wasn't so much Capaldi I had a problem with last season, as the writing for his Doctor. Twelve did have moments of compassion and caring, but it was all too often stifled by the fake Malcolm Tucker characterisation he was given. Mercifully that's mostly gone now. (Secret admission - people don't seem happy about the sonic sunglasses, but they rather amuse me. Besides, Twelve looks good in them).

Diona the Lurker
Oct. 28th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
He was definitely given some awkward writing, but it's often very hard for an actor to find the character quickly, even with the best of writing, especially if there's been someone ahead of him as the character. And Capaldi had to follow Smith, who really made a mark on the character.

(Secret admission from me - I love the sunglasses!)

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