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18 May 2013 @ 09:26 pm
Thoughts on "The Name of the Doctor"  

I'm not sure why I continue to watch this show. No, I do. It's because no matter how absurd or whiny RTD's writing got at the end of his run, I really still loved all the characters involved.

During this episode, where the doctor's friends where called up, I just couldn't help comparing it to the Journey's End episode. Only there, I truly loved everyone that came back.

Jenny, Strax, Madame? I'm pretty much indifferent to all of them.

Also, is it so much to ask that if you build up to something over three seasons, it actually make some damn sense? How is Madame able to contact a digital River? (Also, btw, I don't know how people can ship Doctor/River, even if the actors have great chemistry. She gives and gives and he takes and takes. Every time I remember the crappy life River led because of him, I feel for her).

I won't lie. I'll watch the special because of Ten and Rose (though I'm sure Moffat is going to crap all over them too), but I think this episode was the straw that broke my back. I'm skipping next series until Moffat leaves.

In conclusion, Elementary finale still my favorite finale this season.
Annatricianna on May 20th, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
Do you post elsewhere about your thoughts on Elementary? I don't know anybody (in rl and usual online haunts) to talk to about the finale.
anime_babble: Issuesanime_babble on May 20th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'm actually going to try and do a season review/thoughts on Elementary. It's such a weird experience for me with that show, because I truly watched it out of spite for BBC Sherlock.

In particular the gender issues and the way they handled Irene really interest me.
Anna: reikatricianna on May 20th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
I had to chuckle at your "watch out of spite for BBC Sherlock."

In my circle of (real-life) friends, a good number of them are die-hard BBC/Anglophiles. I thought that JLM would be enough of a draw to get them watching, but the power of BBC was just too strong. I went into the show expecting it to be different and while there were some episodes that were formulaic CBS procedural, overall I think they did a good job presenting what makes Sherlock interesting.

Looking forward to your post!