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A Surfeit of Awesome
     Oh my. It's the pipe, it's the spoon, it's the unbreakable addiction ....
Yes, I 'm sitting here, watching Doctor Who, that wonderful, wonderful 2005 series. Rose and The Unquiet Dead and (right now) Dalek. How wonderful to luxuriate in Rose and Nine. Oh, and I pointed out to BB, during Dalek,  the little security guard in Van Staten's bunker who became Ruthie Lem in "Walk Out With Me."  Told him that's the beauty of fanfic; I always thought the character who gave her life to allow Rose to escape - and who tried to talk sense to the Dalek before doing so - deserved better than she got, and I was able to use her as the template for one of my favorite WOWM characters. Who lived.
     (And I suppose the urge to watch was primed by running across The Ruby in the Smoke on PBS Masterpiece Mystery (or whatever they're calling it these days) - totally unexpected Billie Piper. Awesome!! God, I love that woman almost as much as I love Rose! And, for the extra point, I noticed that the pickpocket who stole Sallie Lockhart's book in the train was the actor who played Lance, Donna's skeevy fiance-turned-baby-spider-from-the-beginning-of-time-snack. There really are only 37 actors in Britain - all brilliant, and all destined, at some time or other, to appear on Doctor Who.)


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Sep. 22nd, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
There really are only 37 actors in Britain - all brilliant, and all destined, at some time or other, to appear on Doctor Who.

Yep! Every time I watch British TV, I love playing the "spot-the-DW-character" game. :) And now I'm waiting for the time when Hugh Laurie isn't too busy being Dr. House to get a role on DW!
Sep. 22nd, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
That would definitely be a surfeit of awesome!
Sep. 22nd, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
Lol. Sounds like an excellent time is being had by all.

Yes it is true - only 37 actors - all appear on The Bill and hopefully DW or TW.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I suppose I need to see The Bill, right? It's a police procedural of sorts?
Sep. 22nd, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ok, I went to watch that last night, and the Inspector Lynley Mysteries were on! What the hell?! I saw it last year, but my parents wanted to see it. Isn't Shadow of the North supposed to be on next week? I saw part of it when I was in London, but I'd like to see the rest. If I have to beat up someone at my PBS station, I'm going to be very upset.

And also! I rewatched all of S1 in the past few weeks--both because I had a ton of knitting and cross-stitching to do, and because I was trying to suck in my roommate. I forgot how much I loved it then--having seen Tennant for so long, he's kind of cemented in my brain as the Doctor--but I remembered how after Parting of the Ways I thought I'd never be able to think of anyone but CE as the Doctor. It's such a good show.

And yes--definitely only 37. Every single show has at least one DW actor. Have you seen Five Days? It's a BBC/HBO miniseries with one Harriet Jones, Prime Minister. It's extremely well done, and I'm about 80% sure I spotted a few other people.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
What's equally weird is that I turned on PBS hoping to find the Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and instead found Ruby in the Smoke.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
We're definitely done with new Inspector Lynley here in NoVA, and next week is the Shadow of the North. I dunno about your PBS.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
"Shawn of the Dead" was much better the second time I watched it, because the first time I kept getting Who'd. "Hey, there's Harriet Jones!" "Hey, there's Joan Redfern!" And "Love, Actually" is almost as Whoful. I'd love to see "Ruby in the Smoke"; it's on my to-buy list. I love Billy, too. And, oh, I do love Rose with Nine...
Sep. 22nd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Same with me! I almost couldn't watch Shawn of the Dead, because I didn't want to see the fate of Shawn's mum - largely because I loved Penelope Wilton as Harriet. Now, I basically love Penelope Wilton! (Oh, Rose/Nine, Rose/Nine ... I miss them.)
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
LOL I watched The Ruby in the Smoke last night. I'd watched it while I was online before, so I missed big bits of it and got it all last night. There's supposed to be the sequel next week.
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