Thoughts on trans-Atlantic relations arising from an evening's television
Both Jekyll and Doctor Who featured an insanely evil, funny and intelligent brit defeating an over-confident, bullying American. The scenes between the Master and the President closely resembled the scene between Hyde and the head spy (can't remember his name) I thought. The doubling up put it beyond unsubtle into some sort of meta-commentary on television. Like the first chapter of Ulysses: the cracked looking glass. This must reflect an emotional need of the audience, intuited by the writers. British audiences want to identify themselves in the evil, I think, in some way.
I think Jekyll is warming up quite nicely actually.