Sunday, 22 November 2015

Birdface Killah

I don't think it should come as any great shock that, in my opinion, this particular series of Doctor Who hasn't been exactly great. There are always going to be runs that are stronger or weaker than others of course, but this is the first time I've found myself not actually looking forward to the next episode. I mean, series 2 was, overall, pretty shite. And yet I would still optimistically keep tuning in, hopeful that the next episode would be better. Even when that episode was Fear Her.

But this week? I gotta admit, I was positively DREADING Face The Raven. The trailer seemed to promise a visit to Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. With some sort of magic bird thrown in. And I've never been a big fan of overtly magical stuff in Doctor Who. And then the pre episode hype kicks in with the news that Binty McWizard-Viking from TVs Game Of Thrones™ will be returning as well. And when you're my go to least favourite thing in a series that features Daleks LITERALLY MADE OF LIQUID POO... Well, it's not a good sign.

That I didn't actually hate the episode is actually somewhat confusing to me. And it's not even for the most obvious reason you might think.
Spoiler alert.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Adventures In Manga Maker Comipo #77.

In Space No One Can Hear You Snooze

Sleep No More seems to be something of an anomaly. Both in terms of this particular series, as well as Doctor Who episodes in general. After watching it I was, I admit, somewhat ambivalent. Whilst there's a lot in there to like I had the terrible nagging feeling that it was missing something important. Now though I think I'm coming around to the idea of what it was trying to go for.

Perhaps because, somewhat ironically, I've had a chance to sleep on it.