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TOPIC: Dr Who new series - very good
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Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 49
Right back on form Episode One.
 
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pete

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I fully concur. I found it "Pertwee-esque" in the best sense. I think we're in for a truly classic series.
 
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andrew

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
Oh dear, it's a Steven Moffat screenplay and it showed. Gave up.
 
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PaulB

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
I saw that last half. Parts of it showed promise, but it soon fell into it's usual self made trap.

No problem with the actors, but the writing is still poor.
 
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andrew

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
PaulB wrote:
I saw that last half. Parts of it showed promise, but it soon fell into it's usual self made trap.

No problem with the actors, but the writing is still poor.


Why do the BBC keep hiring Steven. I wouldn't even let write the Nativity play.
 
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pete

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
I think the obviously talented and clever Mr Moffat is exhausted and has stayed at the helm of this show for far too long.

But to give credit where credit's due, I loved Pearl Mackie's portrayal of Bill and I thought the chemistry between her and the Doctor was enchanting. And for a Moffat script, it wasn't the sixth form exercise in abstruse, labyrinthine plotting that we've become sadly accustomed to. The story had momentum, Capaldi's Doctor has become humorously loveable and I find I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest of the series. These views, of course, are subject to revision!
 
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Pru

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
Underneath the obscenely OTT hype it's a throwaway kids' show. I don't mind throwaway kids' shows, but this nonsense about this show is really laughable. Put it on at tea time, where it belongs, stop mentioning it in NEWS bulletins, for god's sake, and get some perspective. Look at the figures - most of the nation ignores the show. BBC Publicity Dept, get a life.
 
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Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago Karma: 49
I'm with Pete on this; best companion in ages by far, intriguing and amusing relationship and the first time I've liked Capaldi in the role.
 
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#160752
Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago Karma: 6
Pearl impressed me more in 45 minutes than Jenna Coleman did in 20 odd episodes. A very good find by the production team.
 
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Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago Karma: 6
Pru wrote:
Underneath the obscenely OTT hype it's a throwaway kids' show. I don't mind throwaway kids' shows, but this nonsense about this show is really laughable. Put it on at tea time, where it belongs, stop mentioning it in NEWS bulletins, for god's sake, and get some perspective. Look at the figures - most of the nation ignores the show. BBC Publicity Dept, get a life.

Never a kids show Pru, never made by the childrens department, always been a mainstay of BBC Drama output since 1963 and created by some of the best minds around at the time - Sydney Newman, Verity Lambert.

In essence it's the most simple yet versatile idea going - go anywhere, anytime, do anything. No other drama like it.
 
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andrew

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
Pru wrote:
Underneath the obscenely OTT hype it's a throwaway kids' show. I don't mind throwaway kids' shows, but this nonsense about this show is really laughable. Put it on at tea time, where it belongs, stop mentioning it in NEWS bulletins, for god's sake, and get some perspective. Look at the figures - most of the nation ignores the show. BBC Publicity Dept, get a life.

Annoys me when BBC use the news as an excuse to promote their own shows me...ITV you did it with Downton Abbey.
 
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#160774
Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago Karma: 49
Well I thoroughly enjoyed both this first episode of Dr Who and last night's Maigret, Atkinson's best.
 
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Pru

Re:Dr Who new series - very good 5 Months ago  
steveimp wrote:
Pru wrote:
Underneath the obscenely OTT hype it's a throwaway kids' show. I don't mind throwaway kids' shows, but this nonsense about this show is really laughable. Put it on at tea time, where it belongs, stop mentioning it in NEWS bulletins, for god's sake, and get some perspective. Look at the figures - most of the nation ignores the show. BBC Publicity Dept, get a life.

Never a kids show Pru, never made by the childrens department, always been a mainstay of BBC Drama output since 1963 and created by some of the best minds around at the time - Sydney Newman, Verity Lambert.

In essence it's the most simple yet versatile idea going - go anywhere, anytime, do anything. No other drama like it.


Yes, yes, I know all about its history. But it was scheduled as a kid's show in spite of all that, and as far as I'm concerned for good reason. The depressingly intense geekdom this show has created is one of the great bores of the age - masses of forty and fifty year old overgrown boys obsessing about the minutiae, and, what's worse, often arguing and raging about it. And while in a way I admire the slick way the BBC re-launched it, I find the hype about it embarrassing.
 
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