June 27th, 2010
|08:02 am - Big Bang
The series finale of Doctor Who was excellent fun. Isn't it funny how some kinds of 'not making sense' slip you out of the story, but sometimes - and this is an example - things don't really make sense but you can get through without any interruption of enjoyment. I do agree with those who have said that the context of a collapsing universe means that arbitrary work-arounds like that time hop device aren't quite so ridiculous, and you don't worry so much that they will invalidate all past and future stories.
Despite the misgivings people had before the season began about Moffat's attitudes to women, I think both the female characters are excellent, and the sexual dynamics are fun and - y'know, not oppressively patriarchal. I like Rory's character. I think his sort of submissiveness combined with bravery is one of the ways men can be attractive, which you don't see all that often on TV. And of course River Song is a very enjoyable character.
Rory's lovely: loyal, kind, and brave.
I didn't get him at all for the first half of the season - well, I don't think the character was properly developed (or perhaps revealed) yet - but now he is an excellent male side-kick, potential to be the best since Jamie I think, which is high praise from me.
Indeed - I appear to be much more in love with Rory than with the Dr :-)
You got a chance to watch it then - I was worried you'd be hanging on for days
Fortunately I got a chance to watch it when my sister and her family were over visiting Dad.