I’m behind. I had been doing so well with keeping my posts up to date with my Doctor Who watching. And, then I don’t know what happened. But, I am already about to watch E6 of series 3 and haven’t written anything about E1-5. So, they are all getting lumped together here. Sorry Doctor. Sorry Martha. This has nothing to do with my feelings about the episodes – but just my time management apparently. So, without further ado, here are my random, combined thoughts on the first 4 episodes of series 3: Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan, and Evolution of the Daleks.
Since there’s a lot of material to cover, I revert to list form (with thoughts in random order):
· LOVE, LOVE Martha Jones. In the tumblr universe, I come across quite a bit of Martha hate and I don’t get it. I mean, she’s smart. She’s feisty. She’s brave. And, she’s even being treated a bit horribly by The Doctor when you think about it. He’s taking her around to places he visited with Rose. He’s lying to her at various points. He’s flirting and then turning cold. Really. This isn’t The Doctor at his most aware, delicate self when it comes to relationships with companions. She seems to be taking it all in stride, if you ask me. Go Martha! Love her.
· Daleks return. They didn’t amuse me quite as much this in this appearance – BUT, I have become quite smitten with the music from their episodes. There is a song, which I believe is called Evolution of the Daleks (from the episode of the same name) that has been in my head CONSTANTLY.
· Andrew Garfield was around! That was a good time. Love Andrew Garfield. I was afraid he was going to get turned into a pig person – so that was a big relief. Phew.
· Kittens! When a cat-person and a person-person have babies, they have kittens?! How incredibly adorable were they?!
· The Face of Boe’s death was sad. Even though I knew it was coming, it was very touching. And, of course, the final secret he shared with The Doctor is an indication of exciting things to come – so that was a pretty key moment in this series, I think.
· Harry Potter references abounded in The Shakespeare Code. I LOVED when Martha should Expelliarmus in attempt to suck all the witches back into their vortex. Great pop culture tie-in.
Ok. That’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll try to stay more on top of things this week!