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Moonie ([personal profile] moonie) wrote2017-04-19 12:50 pm

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I must have broken up with Peter Capaldi's Doctor about five times now. I keep trying because it's Doctor Who and when Doctor Who is good it is the light of my life. Seriously, good Doctor Who brings me so much joy. But Twelve just isn't my Doctor. Ten was, and I really liked Eleven during the Pond era. Despite Moffat being... Moffat, the first time I really lost touch with Eleven was when Clara showed up. That's funny to me now because I really grew to like Clara towards the end, even though I only watched the show sporadically then. Anyway, all this is to say that I had given up on Twelve yet again, skipping the latest specials, but couldn't resist taking a peek at new Companion in action. I'll be honest: after watching the First Look trailer, I thought she would be horribly annoying. But nope, she's great! Really wonderful, actually. Turns out that was just a really, really bad First Look trailer. (I mean, it had Daleks. Daleks are most emphatically Not My Thing.) So for now Twelve and I are on again. Or should I say, Bill and I are on? Either way, I look forward to the next episode. (Note to self: figure out if it's necessary to catch up with the specials to understand what's up with the vault storyline.)

You know what else happened? Legion happened. I caught some buzz on ye olde Twitter timeline and thought hmm, best check that out. You guys, I knew nothing, I was completely unprepared. I didn't even know it was an X-Men show! I mean I got an inkling at the end of the first episode, but by then my mind had already been blown to confused little bits. I stuck with it though, and it didn't get any less weird, but having finished it a couple of days ago, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. What a bizarre yet awesomely executed piece of TV.
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[personal profile] elli 2017-04-20 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
Wheeee I love Legion. It is faboulously twisty and visually stunning and wonderful and has so many layers of meaning and visual cues. You can watch it over and over again and still find stuff.