Whenever Amy's Choice is brought up online, I always see the same, old "It's so underrated" or "People don't recognize how good it is", yet at the same time, I see nothing but constant praise for it. Call me crazy, but I feel as if it's rated fairly highly. Maybe my definitions are off or something, but if something is considered underrated, yet gets constant praise from a lot of people, it's not really underrated, is it? It might've been when it first came out, but I don't think it is now. What do you think?
Yeah, I don't know either. I like it, my dork of a husband likes it. Online fandom seems to like it, too. Maybe the underrated part is describing the not-we reaction to it? I don't recall seeing a lot of mainstream reference to it like Blink or Empty Child got.
I l8e bits of it but as a whole it leaves me a bit “meh.” It feels like a fantasy story written by someone who doesn’t really get or like fantasy. Also agree with you on “underrated” being overused to describe perfectly adequate stories.
Post by davygallagher on Oct 24, 2019 10:13:36 GMT
I thought it was terrific. Toby Jones was a wonderful Valeyard with more dark comedy added. Seeing the alt-Leadworth was also a nice touch. All the regulars gave good performances with Arthur getting probably his first of many episodes where he acts Smith and Gillan off the screen. They're good...he's great.
I also don't think it's underrated. In the DWM polls it's always one of the highest in S5 and one of the higher rated Smith eps overall.