Thursday, 18 September 2014

DW 8.04

Oh, this got close to being a good atmospheric episode... so close! And yet... it didn't quite make it.

This was a mix of "something under the bed" and "let's learn about Danny Pink!". On the former side, we get a lot of tease. The closest we get is the puppet we see blurrily that was under the bedspread... and that didn't look good. Was there something there? Was it just imagination? We don't really know, and we certainly don't get answers. But we do suddenly get continuity, wut?

And on the Danny Pink side, we don't really learn anything there either. Rupert doesn't remember, and Orson (I thought his name was 'Awesome') doesn't have anything to tell us really about Danny, so... the point? Other than hints, again, of continuity with connecting with Clara's time line.

Is it just me or does Peter need to clear his throat? He sounds so raspy. And randomly faint Scottish, but not consistently. Jenna gets a lot to do, but again what does this tell us about her? It's more "Hey, Steven likes to write romantic comedy" moments than actual development.

Yeah... don't come here for a praise. At least this wasn't a complete screw up, but this could end up as incredible filler.

Next week: Pro-tip, do not follow up a tense episode with a picture of Abslom Daak.



evildicemonkey said...

I can usually tell how good you think an episode is by when in the week your review comes!

Jamas Enright said...

Not quite. Tuesday is Film Society post, and every other Wednesday is RPG post, so if it is bumped from Monday for any reason, Thursday is the next available slot.

evildicemonkey said...

Stop with your reasoning, I want to believe I know how you think!

Also, Abslom Daak? I had to go back and watch the teaser to see what you were talking about, I'd say those were interesting cameos, rather than a duff moment.

Jamas Enright said...

Still a disconcerting moment to have a sudden comic reference after the build up of tension of the episode.