wait, wut?

Sep. 19th, 2011 01:28 am
taleya: (Doctor Who)
* EDIT*

For those of you trying to reconcile this post with the next Ultra Meta Pan Seasonal Thematic once....a brief explanation.

I tend to look at DW in two ways. One is the casual surface viewer level. The other is exploring the themes. Whereas I don't tend to overly detail in LJ about the thematic levels very often (but as certain people can attest, oh god do I do it in AIM and on other people's posts) I do notice it.

What worries me about this season is the fact that the surface levels are a great deal of the time coming up very poorly. And it worries me greatly.

Meta is great. Meta is fantastic, but meta is not what is commonly held and chunked on a TV show by the casual viewer who, like it or not, make up the mainstay. You can sub level and sub level and sub level as far as you like - but the surface levels must also be able to stand on their own. Otherwise you end up with arguments about "you just don't get it" or "you're watching it wrong" or other crap that gets flung about. Which is exactly what it is - crap.

A truly great medium should make sense, be accessible and thoroughly enjoyable for all, regardless of how deep they want to paddle with the symbolism. This applies not only ep to ep, but across episodes with surface thematics.

A lot of this season doesn't :/

God Complex )

wait, wut?

Sep. 19th, 2011 01:28 am
taleya: (Doctor Who)
* EDIT*

For those of you trying to reconcile this post with the next Ultra Meta Pan Seasonal Thematic once....a brief explanation.

I tend to look at DW in two ways. One is the casual surface viewer level. The other is exploring the themes. Whereas I don't tend to overly detail in LJ about the thematic levels very often (but as certain people can attest, oh god do I do it in AIM and on other people's posts) I do notice it.

What worries me about this season is the fact that the surface levels are a great deal of the time coming up very poorly. And it worries me greatly.

Meta is great. Meta is fantastic, but meta is not what is commonly held and chunked on a TV show by the casual viewer who, like it or not, make up the mainstay. You can sub level and sub level and sub level as far as you like - but the surface levels must also be able to stand on their own. Otherwise you end up with arguments about "you just don't get it" or "you're watching it wrong" or other crap that gets flung about. Which is exactly what it is - crap.

A truly great medium should make sense, be accessible and thoroughly enjoyable for all, regardless of how deep they want to paddle with the symbolism. This applies not only ep to ep, but across episodes with surface thematics.

A lot of this season doesn't :/

God Complex )
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)
Moar mad flailing and spoilers )

Gaiman needs to write moar who. Preferably half a dozen times per season *nods*
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)
Moar mad flailing and spoilers )

Gaiman needs to write moar who. Preferably half a dozen times per season *nods*
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)
1) I was right about the Artron flow!! *airpump* and pants were shat with glee.

2) Doctor/TARDIS OTP. Forever.

3) *MAD FLAILING BECAUSE THIS ONE WAS PURE FUCKIGN AWESOME.
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)
1) I was right about the Artron flow!! *airpump* and pants were shat with glee.

2) Doctor/TARDIS OTP. Forever.

3) *MAD FLAILING BECAUSE THIS ONE WAS PURE FUCKIGN AWESOME.
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Hmmmmm.... )
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Hmmmmm.... )
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Finally settled down and watched Waters of Mars - I'd actually downloaded it when it came out, but between the big network cutover, and wanting to watch it with [livejournal.com profile] torasin, hadn't had time to sit down and peep until tonight.

Schpoilery )
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Finally settled down and watched Waters of Mars - I'd actually downloaded it when it came out, but between the big network cutover, and wanting to watch it with [livejournal.com profile] torasin, hadn't had time to sit down and peep until tonight.

Schpoilery )
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Welp, as expected, that was 2 mins of credits, 5 mins ofgreatness, and 54 minutes of suck. )

Probably more to come. When I can be bothered. I'm half pished and well disappointed atm, so beddies por moi
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Welp, as expected, that was 2 mins of credits, 5 mins ofgreatness, and 54 minutes of suck. )

Probably more to come. When I can be bothered. I'm half pished and well disappointed atm, so beddies por moi
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Forest of the Dead )

Not too shabby at all. But I will be happier once we start getting solid sci fi back into who, and less of the RTD wankfest. OH MIGHTY MOFF, DO NOT FAIL MEEEEEEEEEEE
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Forest of the Dead )

Not too shabby at all. But I will be happier once we start getting solid sci fi back into who, and less of the RTD wankfest. OH MIGHTY MOFF, DO NOT FAIL MEEEEEEEEEEE
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Best part of the ep was the running commentary I had going with [livejournal.com profile] torasin. ("HA Good luck having Pakistan and India's missiles fire anywhere but at each other!" "YES! LESBIAN CLONE SEX SCENE!" "Is it just me or did that Sontaran sound like one of the guards from Maid Marion and her Merry Men? )

It's Sontara. SON.TA.RA. Get it RIGHT and stop pissing on the show just because you fucking well can you Taffy cunt. *bitchslaps of manly gay fury*

Donna continues to disturb me with how good she is.


And is it just me, or does next weeks show look like a huge Mary Sue fest? I'm willing to bet a certain character will have a name that starts with an R, and a T and a D....


And in other news, I have a crazed urge to watch The Hudsucker Proxy again. *digs about for sources*
taleya: (Doctor Who)
Best part of the ep was the running commentary I had going with [livejournal.com profile] torasin. ("HA Good luck having Pakistan and India's missiles fire anywhere but at each other!" "YES! LESBIAN CLONE SEX SCENE!" "Is it just me or did that Sontaran sound like one of the guards from Maid Marion and her Merry Men? )

It's Sontara. SON.TA.RA. Get it RIGHT and stop pissing on the show just because you fucking well can you Taffy cunt. *bitchslaps of manly gay fury*

Donna continues to disturb me with how good she is.


And is it just me, or does next weeks show look like a huge Mary Sue fest? I'm willing to bet a certain character will have a name that starts with an R, and a T and a D....


And in other news, I have a crazed urge to watch The Hudsucker Proxy again. *digs about for sources*

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