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18 March 2006 @ 12:30 am
shamrocks and Who rocks  
tnalpgge made some rather yummy corned beef and cabbage for Friday night dinner, and then katchoo_too and I raided Barnes & Noble, where I picked up collections of stories by LeGuin and McKillip. We got back too late to catch all of "Rose", but we did catch the end and all of "End of the World", and I'm already enchanted.

I've never seen a Doctor so needy for a companion. Other incarnations were often bemused, sometimes jolly, occasionally imperious about collecting companions, but I don't remember one ever almost begging like that. And then there was that odd push-pull; he enticed Rose in, but he can't have thought that watching the destruction of their home world is what a girl wants on a first date. Invoke the adventure of travelling in time and space; then assert that all she knew meant, in the end, nothing. Everything dies. He seems to want her to suffer his grief. It's odd to have a doctor with wounds so barely hidden. But it's gorgeously played by Eccleson, and Piper is a perfect balance. I'm already hooked hard.

Love, love, frickin' love.
VanderVeckenxthread on March 18th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
The entire season is absolutely excellent.
Lauratavella on March 19th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
I was pretty sure I'd at least enjoy it, what with being an old Doctor Who fan and everyone I knew who had already seen it loving it, but it really did rock delightfully.
DNAmotleypolitico on March 18th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm a horrible person. I have the first season on my computer.

I really should Tivo it so I can watch it on a nicer screen, though.
Lauratavella on March 19th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
I did download the first couple of eps, but wanted to watch them on a real screen and never got around to actually burning them so I could.
Cyrano: kippercyranocyrano on March 18th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
I have the season on bootleg DVD if you need to borrow it.
Lauratavella on March 19th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Unless Scifi starts butchering content, I'll probably watch it there, but I might want to borrow it sometime.
Denysedenyse on March 19th, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)
It IS great stuff. We've got the whole series downloaded on the computer and showed some to Chance when she was visiting and utterly hooked her.
Lauratavella on March 22nd, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
It's very hooky. I liked the undertone that seemed to be going through these episodes, that the Doctor wanted a companion because he needed someone to remember the Mickeys. Not that he would always agree, i.e., he let Cassandra die despite Rose's plea, but he at least wanted that voice.
Miss Molly etcmissmollyetc on March 19th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
I love, love, love the Doctor and this will never change. Just wait until you meet Capt. Jack. ;)
Lauratavella on March 22nd, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
I have heard many good things about Captain Jack :)