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Dept. of Dr. Who, and You, and Me

It's Friday!!!!

So, first off? The Best Friday Song EVARRRR. Which I will probably intermittently re-post because it always makes the end of the work week particularly wonderful.

Second: I hope everyone is doing well, as November gets ready to start its slide toward December. I'd love to hear what folks are doing.

Third: Much to my own surprise, I actually was able to buy two little Christmas gifts for two friends, and that pleases me inordinately. I bought them from a small independent store, and that pleased me even more. Most of my gifts this year will be donations in peoples' names to various charities, but it's always great to find a little something personal.

Fourth: I was, for the firs time this season, truly disappointed with a Doctor Who episode. "Sleep No More" was, for me, boring, despite a lot of sound and fury; both gormless and formless (something that I've found to be the case with most other Mark Gatiss scripts) and a waste of a lot of nice background world-building. To take an intrinsically interesting idea (lack of sleep and what that does for individuals and their society) and squander it so completely ... it would be a shame in any Dr. Who season, but this season has been, for me, so uniformly good that "Sleep No More" is particularly unsatisfying. Mediocrity, thy name appears upon too many occasions to be Gatiss. I still like "The Unquiet Dead" and "Robots of Sherwood" though.

I am fighting a slightly upset stomach, and gearing up to do my exercises; the stomach might not be a good thing for the exercises - we shall see.

Onward, to Big Ass Martini time!

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Nov. 21st, 2015 09:45 am (UTC)
1. Sadly, I can't listen to this at work so I'm bookmarking it for later.

2. Same hopes to you! I'm doing better with my interview out of the way. I'm hoping for snow though. It's far too green for the time of year and it's making me edgy.

3. That's lovely in so many ways. And also reaffirms that you are one of the nicest people I've the privilege of knowing in any medium.

4.Apparently I was one of th only ones to enjoy this one (but then, I also enjoyed Kill The Moon Egg so... who knows?). It was badly lit, the plot was scattered, the idea was wasted, and half the time I had no idea which character was which, but also it had very interesting background world building, good acting, and the bits that were bad were more dull than they were rage inducing, for me, anyway. Definitely one of the weakest of the series so far, but I'd argue that it only seemed so bad because of the level of good we've been getting. (Mostly, I really enjoyed the scenes of Twelve speechifying without dramatic music in the background and how vulnerable/ridiculous/more brave and powerful than ever that made him)
Nov. 21st, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
I hope you got a chance to listen to the song; it just puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. I first heard it as the intro to one DJ's Friday shift on our local (and only, sadly) jazz station. He plays it to start off his Friday shift each week, and to me, it signals the start of my weekend. I sing along with it, usually in the car, coming back from one of my last assignments of the week, and the day just brightens. Heh.

I'm hoping for snow though. It's far too green for the time of year and it's making me edgy.

I am with you there, much as I'm no fan of slogging through or shoveling snow. We just had our first snow of the season last night, on November 20 - despite what my Best Beloved says, that's too damned late in the season. When I was growing up in N.S., it was almost always real true winter by this time of year. I think about global warming and global climate change a lot these days, and overly mild Novembers don't help.

No, you're definitely not the only one who enjoyed the show (and there are folks who consider Kill the Moon pretty much a classic success. I think elisi does, for instance, and I respect her opinion as I respect yours.) It's just that I was unhappily surprised at how bored this episode made me.)

Edited at 2015-11-21 06:10 pm (UTC)

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