Post by Audio Watchdog on Apr 22, 2022 14:47:01 GMT
Finally got to it and it was fine. Average and innocuous episode of Who. I binged several episodes of Picard yesterday and the gap between the two franchises in visual & audio effects is pretty striking. I would agree with comments upthread that any Yaz & Doctor romance hasn’t been earned. I would think that if the Flux season had been a longer run more ground work would probably been developed but it wasn’t, so I just kind of think it should have been cut.
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman
Post by christmastrenzalore on Apr 24, 2022 10:45:48 GMT
Finally got round to it. I loved the treatment of the Sea Devils in a visual sense. The eerie green and pirate affectation is the kind of campy villainous vibe I dig.
The story itself was just kind of manic. And how many times are they gonna pull:
"I'm the Doctor, I will sacrifice myself for the greater good!" "No Doctor, I'm the somewhat flawed but lovable side character, and I shall sacrifice myself for the greater good." "Are you sure?" "Yeah." "Well if you insist."
Second lowest of all-time. Lowest since the series returned.
At least he's giving Russell a low target to beat.
Yep Especially considering the overnight ratings for sea devils were the lowest in Doctor who history (step aside battlefield episode 1) chibnall should be proud of his accomplishment
Well, I dont think there were many IPlayer and DVR views in 1989 to bump the overnights....
Its a poor, poor rating but it will end up 3rd worst when the +28s come out. War Games Episode 8 had 3.5 and this will (just) top it. Anyone say War Games is a disaster and sarcastically that Derrick Sherwin and Terrance Dicks should have been "proud of their accomplishment"? Especially in an era of only 3 channels. No - because we know the show came out fine the next year and was about to hit a decade of massive success. We of course dont know that now...but does anyone believe RTD and Julie back losers often?
You are relentlessly negative in just about every matter. The show is one ep - one - away from a new era. If you want to be downbeat rather than hopeful for what is next...that is not a terribly fulfilling way to live. The ep was dull - this eras Planet Of The Dead in terms of "what was special about that?" but the almost perverse glee you seem to take in the pessimism of this or ANY Who news is truly baffling. I hope you will not be too upset if the 60th and RTD Era 2.0 do well.
Stcoop is correct, the bar is low now - and the days ahead more difficult to re-establish the show as event TV like it was from 2005-2013. Like Line Of Duty or Sherlock. But that makes it all the more interesting that Russell and Julie are back. They will not be interested in 3.5mill. Or eps barely promoted. Or radio silence from the production. What they do when the task now is totally different to 19 years back is the unknown factor. Then it was obvious the public wanted Who back and would stay if they liked it (and that was obvious with the TV Movie too, it did very well in the UK, it was US numbers that killed it) but now they are not to reboot a beloved old mainstay coated with fond memories, off air for long enough to have people nostalgic. They need to convince people that one year to the next is a fresh start and a major deal. Chibnall never did. Yes, Jodie had massive debut numbers but its clear many tuned in to see why the internet was on fire over her casting. RTD built year on year. To do that with a show 20 years into its production run? It will be a totally different task and one I cannot wait to see him work on.
Just...try and enjoy a bit more. It makes the days warmer than a dislike for all and downbeat opinions on the world all the time.
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