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You won't find anything anywhere that everyone unanimously agrees on, opinion don't work like that, everyone's are different. I've loved every ep this season, don't think there's been a single bd one. Certainly none as Beast Below or Night Terrors. I've rated every one of them at least an 8. The last two 10. I've gave most eps in the last two series 4s and 5s.

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That’s not true. It’s true for Who, as you say you loved all the episodes I hated, but it’s not true for other TV shows. Take Buffy for example, or Agents of SHIELD or any show you like- you usually find some consensus that people can mostly/generally agree on, e.g. The Body is a great episode, Reptile Boy is shit.
Not Who though, pick any episode and some people will love it and say it’s the best, other people will hate it and say it should be set on fire.

This is not true of Classic Who or RTD Who, only Moffat Who. People generally agree which were the good classic episodes, and there’s a general consensus on the Nine/Ten stuff- if people disagree on e.g. Love and Monsters, it’s for reasons that you can understand (the monster was designed by a kid etc.) whether or not you agree.

Moffat Who is different. For example Phil Sandifer says about Flatline:
"Comments thus far are quite positive. GallifreyBase has an impressive 84.4% in the 8-10 range, with 9 being the most popular at 32.69%, which has this at slightly more popular than Mummy on the Orient Express. I’ll be honest, that surprises me a bit, as I was, for the first time this season, a bit underwhelmed."
I find that astonishing- this guy has a PhD in English, encyclopaedic knowledge of Doctor Who and opinions on classic British comics that I consider sound and interesting- yet here he is saying that the only good episode is a bit rubbish. Elsewhere he says Everything is trying its damnedest to be the shock favorite. It’s why I’m so inclined to call this my favorite season ever. For the first time since 2005, every episode has felt like it’s written with a hunger and a desperate desire to prove itself.”
I mean, what the actual fuck? How can people look at the same show and have such diametrically opposing perceptions of it?
To my eyes, every single episode this season has been absolute diarrhoea, watching the actors try and bring life to the meaningless cardboard characters marching through nonsensical childish stories has been painful. The halfway decent characters have been silenced or killed or criminally underused, and the Doctor has been painted as an inconsistent evil sexually-jealous madman
whose only redeeming feature is that Capaldi is the best Doctor Who we’ve ever had. It’s been irredeemable shit.
Seriously, what the fuck? I can only think it’s a Moffat/Gatiss thing. I enjoyed Sherlock for a while, but the episode which Moffat won a Grammy for was so bad it made me vow to never watch Sherlock again. Maybe it’s a moral issue, I don’t agree with Moff that you should make your hero execute people to show what a good guy he is, taking the hard decisions the little people cannot make.
Or maybe I’m just being anal retentive and old fashioned by wanting stories to make sense, wanting characters to behave plausibly and believing that heroes should be good guys and not
sock puppets for the writer to say the death penalty is OK.

wicdiv:

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #7
story: KIERON GILLEN
art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50


Last year, before The Recurrence, fans gathered from their lonely worlds at RAGNAROCK to wonder whether the gods were really about to return or not. Now, as the next RAGNAROCK approaches, everyone knows things are different. What’s more, there are two gods still to emerge. Will anyone there get “lucky?” Look at us whistle, shuffle feet, and avoid eye contact.

Oh, look at that. New solicitations, and the handsome Woden. See the rest of the January Image Solicitations too.

Special attention must be drawn to the return of my Cursed Richards book, Casanova.

Do I have to rant about Casanova again? I will, nearer the time, but FFS GET IT.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

You won't find anything anywhere that everyone unanimously agrees on, opinion don't work like that, everyone's are different. I've loved every ep this season, don't think there's been a single bd one. Certainly none as Beast Below or Night Terrors. I've rated every one of them at least an 8. The last two 10. I've gave most eps in the last two series 4s and 5s.

That’s not true. It’s true for Who, as you say you loved all the episodes I hated, but it’s not true for other TV shows. Take Buffy for example, or Agents of SHIELD or any show you like- you usually find some consensus that people can mostly/generally agree on, e.g. The Body is a great episode, Reptile Boy is shit.
Not Who though, pick any episode and some people will love it and say it’s the best, other people will hate it and say it should be set on fire.

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