Doctor Who: Love and Monsters
On the whole, that was honestly brutal. Spoilers follow.
Russell T. Davies came very, very close to losing me completely with that episode. It was a jumped up bit of fanfic, with one single point rammed home in as many words. The acting was as good as it could be, and all credit to the kid who invented the monster, but otherwise...
Point One: I would like Doctor Who to feature the Doctor. He got about ten minutes, total, of screen time in that episode. If it's not about the Doctor, ok, the companion or companions of the day. But to have an entire episode revolve around a group of five people we've not met before, one secondary character, a monster whose connection to the main plot was flimsy and came close to breaking continuity... not impressed.
Point Two: I am getting tired of the word "Torchwood" appearing in every episode. We see it, it's ok, leave it be, for goodness' sake.
Point Three: There was foreshadowing, oh yes. Only it didn't so much shadow as plonk. It sat there, steaming slightly, for a few minutes, and then the episode was over.
In a season that has thus far failed to live up to expectations, I'm really hoping that was the worst.
Posted by Drew Shiel at June 17, 2006 8:04 PM
Agreed 100 percent. Despite some good acting turns, I was annoyed with the episode all the way through. A big 'what the..?' moment was Tennant's Doctor showing up in the flashback, where we know Eccles' Doctor was already around at the time. Another 'what the...?' moment was, in seemingly this episode only, the TARDIS goes where and when it's supposed to. This was billed as experimental, and I've got to grant them that, but... let's hope they refrain in future.
I agree 100% . But there was only 10 mins of the doctor because at the time they were filming episode 9&8.
Doctor Who is nothing compared to what it was FACT! Russell T Davies is a overrated writer who just isn't that good. FACT! All the best stories of this and the previous season were not wrote by him. FACT! Love and Monsters is awful with very little redeming features. FACT! Please what would really save Doctor Who is replacing Russells role with Mark Gatiss then who would be great again! FACT ! Doctor Who was a thought proking series which has decended into fart jokes FACT! Its dying thanks to Russell T Davies whos managed to dio what The Master never could ..... Kill Doctor Who FACT !
I agree totally. I am so sick of hearing about how great a writer RTD is when he proves time and again (at least in Doctor Who and Torchwood) how wretched he is. Good for him for bringing the show back, but now he should keep his hands off it. He's turned it into mindless dreck for the masses - where the old show prized intelligence, this new debacle prizes agonising sentiment and pop culture. It isn't really Doctor Who anymore - it "The Russell T. Davies Show." Someone save us from this crap!
Davies has almost wrecked this series. No, he has, he has in fact wrecked it. The only good stories were the ones by Stephen Moffat and the first Dalek one - that should have been the last Dalek one ever - by Robert Shearman.
The rest of this series has just been a complete waste of time. Same with TorchWood - about 4 good stories and the rest focuses on such fascinating topics as the characters sexuality, yawwwwwwwwwwwn.
Sack this idiot and get Moffat to write every episode from now on (give Shearman another go too).