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July 13th, 2008

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10:26 am - Doctor Who: "Midnight"

Oh, wow, that was brilliant. Just when I think DW can't surprise me, it does; and it does it in spite of having no Awesome Donna, and basically pulling a twist on that staple of horror, the possession story. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time; David Tennant was at the very top of his game; and the only (yes, only) tweak I had was that the Hostess' change of heart seemed a little too arbitrary. I bought it, but I would have bought it more if it hadn't happened until she heard the creature using the Doctor's French phrases.

Anyway. BRILLIANT, I say.

Cannot WAIT for next week. *bounces*
Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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Date:July 13th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
We just adored it, too. I couldn't agree more. Brilliant indeed!
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Date:July 13th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Huh. I didn't really like that ep. It made me feel.... ick after. Though was brilliantly acted.

What's next for you? Turn Left? I forget...
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Date:July 13th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
It made me feel.... ick after.

I totally understand why. And that's an absolutely fair reason not to like this ep; the image of humanity we see here is bleak and painful, despite the Hostess' last-minute heroics. But you know me--if it's well-written and well-acted and I believe it, bleak is sometimes more cathartic than icky for me. And I thought it worked really well here, because this ep was supposed to be pure horror, and it really delivered.

(In fact, I found myself wondering during the ep if the creature might have turned out to be benevolent if it hadn't happened upon this group of panicking, dark-side-exposed humans. It started by mimicking them, right? Yeep. Sorry. Didn't mean to veer off into something even darker.)
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Date:July 13th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, "Turn Left" is next.
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Date:July 14th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I thought that was what did happen--that it learned its murderous behaviour from what the humans were doing.
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Date:July 13th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the episode, but afterwards it left a very bad taste in my mouth, very ick.
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Date:July 13th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Totally agreed. Loved the ep, creeped the hell out of me. :)

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