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The new theme is so weird omg. I miss the old one, but I have a feeling this one will grow on me. I do kind of like how "Doctor Who" looks when it comes up at the end. And I like the font used for the like... guest stars and all. (Typography is important to me, ok?)

The beginning was really rather adorable. I kind of like that he met Amy as a kid first.

I think so far I like Eleven. It took me like 15 minutes or so to get used to him, but by the time he had returned and it was 12 years later and all, I was enjoying him. And I like him and Amelia a lot. (I might ship them already because that's what I do.) I like Rory, too, though. (Although I'm not sure about him and Amy getting married, since from what we've seen so far, Rory seems so much more into her than she does, but I might be biased. I'm cool with him being around, though, and I'd actually love if he'd travel around with them for a little while.) I like that he was seeing stuff that was weird before the Doctor showed up. And his "Thanks," when Eleven mentioned the good-looking friend, and then again when Amy named the correct person, was hilarious.

Flashing through all the doctors at the end, too, was super cool. I loved that.

I think I just really love this show (is that not obvious?). I mean, I never tend to have the same problems with it that other people do. I just... see it very ideally, I guess? I don't like to be critical of it.

The preview for the rest of the season looks really awesome (except for two things: River Song and more Daleks. I'm actually more positive towards more Daleks than River Song, though.)

I'm getting really excited about my new apartment now. Immediately afterwards I was less excited and more nervous that my parents might get annoyed with me and I was worried about all the logistics in getting subletters and crap, but now I'm letting myself just be excited. I'm really looking forward to living there (although it feels like forever before that'll happen). I'm dying to have my own room (not that sharing a room with Li is bad or anything, I just definitely prefer having privacy and I'm looking forward to being able to organize and decorate the room exactly how I want and not having to worry about when I want to go to sleep early and she stays up late or vice versa), and sharing a bathroom with only one person will be much nicer, and there are hardwood floors! (Have I mentioned how much I want hardwood floors? Because it's a lot.) And I feel like... cleaning the apartment and stuff will be easier with only 2 people (I can even base this on psychological principles! The more people around, the more you're going to be like "Well, someone else will take care of it" and so you don't do anything. It's like the Bystander Effect, where everyone watches some horrible accident or whatever occur, but no one tries to help or calls 911 or anything because they all assume someone else will). And I'll also be really happy to have an apartment that's only one level; I get annoyed with having to go downstairs whenever I want to cook something, and laundry is two floors down (laundry at the new place is like one floor down still, but I don't have to go through someone's room to get there, like I do now, which I feel gives me greater flexibility in doing laundry). This is not to say that I don't enjoy the apartment I'm at now, because I do, and I'm sure there will be flaws in the new apartment (like, one of the bedrooms has a closet that's super small, and the other bedroom doesn't have a closet at all, but instead has like... a rod kind of? idk, at some point I'll post pictures, although probably not for 2+ months, and right now the closets we have are absolutely huge, which is good since I have many clothes. Also, the new apartment might not have a garbage disposal). But I'm still really excited and eager to move in, even though that won't happen until late May at the earliest, early September at the latest.

This 3-day weekend has gone pretty well, productivity-wise. I mean, obviously getting an apartment was productive and one less thing to worry about, but I've made good progress on schoolwork. I still feel a little behind just because of how much I have left to do (finished 2 assignments, but I still have 2 exams I've barely studied for and my class facilitation thing on Thursday, which I'm like... 35-50% done with the powerpoint and research and all that, I think). But I'm feeling a little better about this week now than I was a week ago, at least, and about my class facilitation specifically (I mean, I'll still be nervous as hell, but at least I'm more comfortable with what I'm going to talk about). So hopefully I'll make it through the week in one piece.

Anyways, time to start studying for my Origins exam!

Date: 2010-04-04 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effulgentnida.livejournal.com
Yeah I love the new title and credits, they're different, but in a good way. The title needs to grow on me, it's a bit old school though which is nice.

I loved Matt Smith, he was so good. He changed a lot of peoples minds that's for sure, it felt like he had been playing the Doctor for years, he really got into the role.

He does have a lot of chemistry with Amy that's for sure, I might ship them a bit too, but I tend to ship everyone/everyone.

Rory was good, I just hope he doesn't become the third wheel if she isn't that into him. Although it had been two years since she'd seen the Doctor so maybe they got closer.

I can't wait for the rest of the series and I don't mind the Daleks since Winston Churchill is in it.

New apartment! Woohoo, plus not only will you be more willing to clean, but there will be less to clean up since it's only the two of you!

Date: 2010-04-05 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/brokenrecord__/
There are definitely parts of the credits that are really cool, but there are also parts that I feel like I'm going to have to get used to.

He was so good! I was definitely skeptical of him having not seen him in anything else before and really adoring Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. But he was really wonderful. He was similar enough to Ten that there was some continuity, but different enough that he was clearly a different Doctor.

I also tend to ship everyone, and I'd already kind of been shipping them from the promo pics and previews, so I'm not surprised that I'm shipping them even more now. I mean, I'm sure they'll never actually get together, but I'll definitely be enjoying their chemistry.

Yeah, I'm hoping they grew closer during those 2 years or their relationship just seemed a little one-sided because we only saw a little of them after the Doctor had come back and she was preoccupied with him and everything that was going on. Otherwise it'll be tough to understand why she's marrying him.

I like the Daleks, but at the same time, every single time they show up it's like they're supposed to be the last Daleks ever, but they still always show up again. I just was hoping for a little break from them. But I really don't care too much.

That is very true! And the apartment also definitely smaller since there is only 2 of us, so there will be less space to clean up! Definitely a major plus.

Date: 2010-04-05 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effulgentnida.livejournal.com
It might take a few episodes just to get used it though. I like that they've changed it, makes it feel like a New Era which it definitely is.

Yes! Exactly, he was exactly the same Doctor, but just the right amount of different, he's bought something new to the role and it didn't feel like it was someone playing the Doctor or pretending to be him.

I don't really think I'd even want them to get together (as in the "Teenage "happily ever after, lets buy a puppy" love) because you know that'll never happen and that's not what the Doctor does, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the chemistry and read into it what we will. In my head the Doctor is a big space whore, so I pretty much ship him with most people.

Yeah you're right about that, I'd like to think maybe she does love him, but because of being an orphan and being let down by The Doctor she's got this hard exterior and has kept him at a distance, I don't think she's with him because he's there, at least I hope she isn't.

RE: Daleks, yep. The whole last Daleks thing did get annoying after a while, I just hope they do something new with them this time and they don't hammer it into our throats that they're the last Daleks ever.

Date: 2010-04-07 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/brokenrecord__/
Yeah, I do like that it makes it feel almost like a new show. I think the fact that everything is so new is helping me not be sad about Ten and all the old stuff I loved being gone, so in that sense, I think it is good that they have a new theme.

Oh yeah, I mean, obviously the Doctor can never really be with someone else since he's going to live so much longer than the other person (unless he finds a Timelord), and eventually you know they would have to break up. But I'll definitely enjoy the chemistry between them.

I definitely agree with her having a hard exterior and keeping others more at a distance. I think they were talking about that in the Confidential for the episode, that she had been let down so she was more... cynical or something and hardened, which makes a lot of sense. But we've seen very little of their relationship so far, so hopefully they'll make it clear that they are really into each other.

Date: 2010-04-07 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effulgentnida.livejournal.com
Yeah, I mean we all know Doctor Who will live on, like it's done for many years, but it's got a much different feel now and it's like a different show, which helps.

Yes, definitely. Sometimes it's impossible not too ship people though, especially when they're as pretty as Matt and Karen.

Yeah I hope so too, Karen did say she thought she loved him in the confidential, so maybe she's filmed episodes where she proves she does and they get closer? I'm hoping it won't be like it was it was in this episode. LOL at me shipping Rory/Amy and Doctor/Amy (a bit!) at the same time, multi-shipping ftw!

Date: 2010-04-08 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/brokenrecord__/
It is very true that Matt and Karen are very pretty. Part of the reason I am shipping them so far is just that they look really good together!

Heh, I think I'm pretty much only shipping Doctor/Amy right now, but only because I feel like I haven't seen enough of Rory/Amy to ship them yet. So I'm pretty much like... against them getting married if we don't see any indication that Amy does really love him, but still fine with them being in a relationship. If we do see more of them really in love with each other, then I can definitely see myself shipping them pretty hard.

Date: 2010-04-08 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effulgentnida.livejournal.com
You just can't help it!

Yeah I just loved Rory, so I think that's mainly why I'm rooting for them a bit, but their chemistry was no where near the chemistry that Doctor/Amy had.

Date: 2010-04-05 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misstress-tink.livejournal.com
wasn't it just brilliant! i loved it so much!

Date: 2010-04-05 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/brokenrecord__/
It was! It was just so much fun to watch! I was afraid I'd be too stuck on missing David Tennant and Ten and all, but it was really excellent, and I'm so excited about this season now.

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