Just remembered- another small detail I really liked was when Twelve was showing off the invisibility clock and Clara was just geeking out and bouncing off the walls in pure excitement and glee. It was rlly nice because sometimes it has felt like we’re too lost in the whole TARDIS drama that there’s no time to deal with Clara honestly enjoying things. So it was refreshing to have her be allowed to fangirl about something for a bit, and show that there are still things in the time-travelling life that can still surprise her.
and like twelve was a dick a lot in this ep but i finally knew WHY he was being a dick instead of him just doing it for no reason. and while the soldier stuff is overplayed i liked the bit about the doctor being an officer — in general i thought danny was pretty on point in this ep, his speech reminded me of “you take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons” and “you have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves” etc
Yeah def. The Danny vs Twelve bits were very well done (…considering…). And as you say the bits where was genuinely happy about eleven 2.0- and then he was honestly impressed with Danny/happy for Clara- that was all really really cute. And yesss I thought that’s it was so reminiscent of Rory’s line too (and that moment is the most I have ever liked Rory LOL). And I think Danny was v on point/right in this ep as well, I didn’t like…care for his struggles at all bc again this clara/danny stuff has been so rushed, but I felt bad for the poor dude when twelve was being a dick to him for no reason lol (and if they had done at least one lingering shot of him suggesting some triggering PTD then I would have really felt it and sympathized with Danny).
The other scene that I really really really liked (And this was the one scene that gave me the good ol’ ~~doctor who feels~~) was when Clara said the reason she kept travelling/living that double life, it felt just- so right. And in that small moment I could see the flashes of s7 Clara comming through- like, idk how to explain it but is like this sudden moment when the character transformed into an actual real (fictional) person I care about in my head. And lol it was also g8 because Clara’s motivations had been a theme of discussion for the past few weeks so I was like- well thanks for dropping the question so handily like that, Danny! owe u one bro lol.
And re: twelve, Yes! I get him tbh If I was Clara’s ~~number 1 person but not like that~~/space bff and she suddenly got someone new, then it’s understandable he’s suddenly so insecure and put off. And there was only one remark of her age/looks (which is still one too many) but it was weighted down by the banter and stuff. I also loved when he was like “You still need to explain him to me”.
It was good asdsdf like it feels like geniune friendly jest (lol like clara’s “the only place u could pass as undercover is in the international magician’s society” FAV)- and it feels so different and fresh.
oodlyenough said: i hope you enjoy this ep i really did
I LOVED IT omg this is the first episode of s8 I can actually see myself rewatching down the line. Died at the “Ohhh I used to have a teacher exactly like you” ldfdSFSDFdlkfjsdf though lol still baffled they are yet to have William Russel back for a cameo tsk tsk.
The thing that was a disappointment though was that it really didn’t…affect much emotionally? there was only one or two scenes that really pulled my heartstrings but the rest of the time- while I was having lots of fun with the whole thing it didn’t really ~~move me~~ much (“it’s like school reunion!!!” pls).
And I suspect the problem is that I’m not really attached to the characters yet- and this is a character-heavy episode. So like- it is still carrying alll the problems they have had with the doctor and clara from s7 up until now, so even when they do a really good job as they did here, it is still not enough to make up for that (like when clara goes ”the doctor’s never let me down” i was like “LMAO REALLY CLARA, REALLY??” lol) .
Watching the new dw ep and I’m cackling at how that initial montage is the most incriminatory “‘im having an affair” montage everrr.
Yeah like…I think in LBD they dodged that for the most part because 60% of the screentime it was Elizabeth talking about her life, and she had someone else in charge of the editing (and then later on she wants to commit to the viewership so she leaves it more ‘candid’ while still cutting off some parts etc) but yeah sometimes that awkwardness with the format seems unavoidable…
I think the solution would be for those shows to embrace the multi-medium approach and have leaks and situations on other sites, like for ex: instead of doing big ~~reveals~~ on camera you have the character spouting passive agressive things on facebook for ex.
lbr though no vblog will ever be better than: