October 10th, 2012

DW Don't Blink

Quick New Who List

Been having twitter convos with the lovely folks at Police Box Paradox podcast, and was asked about my fav story from the latest season.  Oddly it's Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. No overt or forced arc stuff, no Amy being a horrible selfish cow, it's self-contained, makes sense, and most importantly, emotionally involving.

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Anyway, he's a list of what are, for me, some of the high points of New Who. If they don't connect with me emotionally, they tell a good story, or work in other ways.  There are other stories I enjoy, but these are my stand outs.  Forget the original series, these are the reason I judge other stories so critically - the show can be this good, can tell stories that make sense and aren't solved with the sonic screwdriver or a hand wavey 'timey wimey' explanation, can take us on a character's emotional journey, or make us experience our own wonders, despairs, and joys.

End of the World
Empty Child/Doctor Dances
Christmas Invasion
School Reunion
Girl in the Fireplace
Impossible Planet/Satan Pit
Human Nature/Family of Blood
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
Fires of Pompeii
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
Turn Left
Waters of Mars (but you really have to turn off before the Ood appears)
Eleventh Hour
Vincent and the Doctor
The Lodger (but would have been even funnier with Meglos as the bad guy, as originally intended!)
Christmas Carol
The Doctor's Wife
The God Complex