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  1. To be honest, I might not mind that happening if it means that the movie doesn't turn out to be Quick Sheldon. As much as I love Miller, I found far more of his performance cringeworthy than entertaining.
  2. S11.E02: The Ghost Monument

    Not that original a plot, but I liked all the characters and performances, and am really grooving on the companions' relationships and coming together as a team with the Doctor. Jodie Whittaker continues to do fabulously well in the role. I was thrilled at the reunion with the show's other regular character, the TARDIS. Not so fond of the console room decor having apparently been designed by Sam Neill's character from Event Horizon, but the TARDIS had to repair herself without the Doctor's help and she did bake cookies, so I can live with it. I actually wish they'd taken advantage of the rare absence of the TARDIS to have the companions not understand what aliens were saying, with the Doctor having to translate like she did with the writing. Then maybe getting tired of the delays and telepathically teaching all of them the racers' language so everyone could communicate.
  3. I resigned myself to Cordelia and Connor having a child as the lesser of two evils because it seemed to definitively put a bullet in the head of the Angel/Cordelia romance the show had been flirting with for the previous year. Also, the narrative acknowledged how squicky it was to the other characters, and it turned out to be part of the big evil plan behind the season arc, so it wasn't as if the showrunners were saying "don't they make a sweet couple?" to the audience and expecting agreement.
  4. S03.E04: The Snowplow

    I think they did to a degree, but not as much as Eleanor. Chidi and Tahani have more going on in their professional and personal lives, and Jason has... a good season for the Jaguars? So the study and the new friendships they've formed aren't their top priorities. But they clearly did value the time they've spend together, enough to be enthusiastic about the idea of annual reunions to keep in touch.
  5. The Thirteenth Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

    I think Alex Kingston's reaction was a resounding yes upon hearing the casting news. Though it becomes narratively problematic in that River was unaware of regenerations beyond Eleven in her last appearance, with precious little room in her subjective timeline for more encounters.
  6. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    Considering how the Third Doctor's fashion sense had a, shall we say, flair for the theatrical, I wouldn't be overly surprised to find out that a few frocks or evening gowns were in the mix...
  7. SNL in the Media

    I suppose some of them are taking the steady paycheck rather than the uncertainty of the standup circuit or film/TV projects that might tank and take their careers with them?
  8. S08.E04: Could It Be . . . Satan?

    Myrtle being alive in the flashback makes me think they all are currently, and wonder what happened to Zoe and Queenie afterward. Another thing about the witches dying out, it may have been that those witch hunters from Coven were exclusively targeting women and the boys were flying under their radar.
  9. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    I think it was the collective ill will of viewers that did the sixth Doctor in, rather than the fall and bump on the head. Yeah, Clara was the companion that made me yearn for Colin Baker's Doctor with his strangle-first-and-ask-questions-later approach, and ultimate solution of pawning the annoying hitchhiker off on Prince Vultan.
  10. S03.E03: The Brainy Bunch

    He was the worst thing about Dirty Grandpa, which is a far more impressive achievement in dragging a project's overall quality down.
  11. The Thirteenth Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

    Oh, that would be nice! I loved Jodie Whittaker in today's broadcast, took a shine to her as the Doctor immediately. (Of course, I have for all the modern era Doctor actors except Matt Smith, but given how much I wanted Capaldi to stay I'm glad to feel the role is in excellent hands.) She was delightful, and I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes the character in upcoming episodes.
  12. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    I recall Ten regrowing a lopped-off hand several hours after regenerating and they later showed us Thirteen was still charged up with regeneration energy, so that explains the harmless freefall well enough for me. And I suppose the Doctor had parts from the alien transport pod to cannibalize for the finer workings of her new sonic screwdriver. Remember Nine was able to quickly cobble together a machine meant to disintegrate a solar system full of Daleks from communications equipment on a broadcast space station—this felt like a callback to that jury rigging Mad Scientist aspect of the Doctor. The production values felt very cinematic to me, like I was watching a feature film rather than a television show. Maybe it was the Sheffield location shoot and the night filming, but it felt more real than Doctor Who usually does to me. I'll be interested to see if it continues with upcoming episodes or goes back to the show's more surreal style. Jodie Whittaker was an unreserved YES! from me, which I suspected would be the case. Liking what I've seen of the new companions so far as well.
  13. I usually find Ryan Gosling entertaining on talk shows, but he was acting like he didn't want to be there and someone forced him on anyway last night. Jodie Whittaker was a delight, which gave me a good feeling about tomorrow's Dr. Who worldwide debut. Is it just me, or is Bradley Cooper getting much, much hotter as he ages?
  14. S03.E03: The Brainy Bunch

    I seem to recall hearing about an American BBQ-style restaurant in London, though I don't know if it's specifically American-themed rather than just focused on the cuisine.
  15. I just can't put myself through Tom Hardy attempting another weird accent and failing horribly for two hours.