A Conversation for The h2g2 Doctor Who Group
IMO it found its feet in the restaurant scene. Up to that point, teh Doctor was unhinged and not really himself, so this was the first scene where we really saw what he is like, and got some good banter going with Clara.
That scene also featured some good camera stuff. It seemed to me a rather heavily *directed* episode, with the camera doing interesting things in several scenes like extreme close-ups of Clara's sweat-dewed face during a tense scene, or the (often irritating) camera-shake when the Doctor first comes out of the Tardis, to give a sense of his chaotic state of mind. Props to Ben Wheatley there.
I'm not sure how keen I am on that final twist scene though, with the woman. I suppose we shall see more about that in future episodes.
deb - 34 down, 40.5 to go...so slow, so slow Posted 3 Days Ago
I enjoyed it. I don't need to understand everything that's going on, I have such a bad memory that if anything doesn't make sense I just assume it's because I've forgotten something* and carry on watching. So I'm probably easily pleased.
I did like Clara's indecision and the way it was resolved (being vague for the sake of those who haven't watched it yet).
Oh, and the preview of next week...my gut reaction was Really? Again?
* wind-up robots! I knew I was supposed to understand the references but I just couldn't get it! Thanks Mol.
Key: Complain about this post