April 4th, 2005

Juggling

Dr Who - episode 2

I watched the second episode last night, and while I thought lots of it was good, it left with me with the same feeling as the first one - the writers are great at pulling of serious emotional bits, but utterly incapable of making the action segments serious for anyone over the age of 8. I also felt the episode could have done with twice as long so that the other characters got a bit more of a fleshing out - if we'd been introduced to each of the different alien groups and given a suggestion as to why they might have an interest in the goings-on it would have made for a better plot.

Still, Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper were still very good, I liked the fact that they're slowly revealing some background about The Doctor and what he's been up to, and the special effects were, again, well up to scratch (well, up to scratch for 3 years ago, which is pretty darned impressive for the BBC).

If they'd just give the stories a little space to breathe I'd be ecstatic.