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10 December 2011 @ 10:11 pm
Top Ten Episodes of Doctor Who (According to Me) #1-5  
I am finally getting around to ~revealing~ my top 5 episodes of Doctor Who. It's probably pretty obvious to those who know me, but let's pretend this is suspenseful. drumroll, pleaseCollapse )
phoenixrising06: dw-tardis negative spacephoenixrising06 on December 11th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Apparently I'm comment stalking you today. Sorry.

I'm in complete agree with your Top 5.

Billie and Catherine just blow me away in Turn Left, Catherine especially. The glimpse we get of Rose as a leader is one of the few times I wish the Rose spinoff would've come to fruition, if only to see Rose being the hbic week after week.

My love for Midnight, let me show you it. When Jacob at TWOP gave this episode a D and GitF an A+, I knew he and I would have to part ways.

I love Joan, I really do. Yes, there are times I want to smack her for her comments to Martha, but I realize I have to put it in context, and by the time she puts the smackdown on the Doctor, that slap has been replaced with the desire to hug. "You can go now" is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

Crazy!Ten is excellent in so many ways.

I BELIEVE IN HER! /synonymous with my heart exploding with Doctor/Rose love.

Blink was always pretty meh for me. Sending someone back in time permanently sucks, yeah, but I've never found it particularly terrifying. I do adore VATD, though. I think a large part of that has to do with the fact that I've struggled with depression since I was eleven, so a lot of that episode hit home for me on an emotional level, which is pretty much the only time I can say that about a Moffat era episode. Depression is one of those things that other people rarely get if they don't suffer from it themselves, and TV is generally the worst offender when it comes to portraying it, so I was quite moved to see how respectfully they handled it.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on December 12th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
When Jacob at TWOP gave this episode a D and GitF an A+, I knew he and I would have to part ways.

lol. Oh Jacob. He does sometimes have some interesting stuff to say, but he can also be infuriating. Although it was pretty funny when he started hating on some of Moffat's stuff and the Moffat stans got angry. I wonder if Jacob would still give TGITF an A+ in retrospect of Moffat's other work on Doctor Who.
phoenixrising06: communityphoenixrising06 on December 12th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
I love how profound he tries to make everything sound. I mean, I watch Gossip Girl, but when you're taking lyrics from the songs they used in the eps and offering them as examples as to how the show is so ~deep~ you've gone too far off the beaten path, my friend.

Though it is funny, because I read his recap of GitF where he was all Ten and Reinette were so in love omg! and then I went to read one of his other recaps and where he said this: "Real love doesn't make you act crazy. The reason we act crazy when we are infatuated is because we want it to be real so badly -- we want to jump over the distance of time that makes real love what it is. [...] That's the trick of romance: The crazy infatuation love is so much brighter and turns so many more corners so quickly. Much more exciting than the real thing. But real love, at its finest, makes you feel like you are bursting open, like this: Like hearing a beautiful song, or reading a beautiful poem, or hearing a wonderful story, and the tears come and you don't know precisely why. It doesn't hurt; it hurts in a way that isn't hurting, that we don't have a word for. Largeness. Enormity. It takes a real strength, a real grace, to stand up straight in the face of that. Especially if you're not familiar with it."

To which I was like do you not see this? do you not see the parallel at all?

Self-awareness, man. Jacob doesn't have it.
[Featherine the Drama Queen]: [Higurashi] Heart!lunarwhirl on March 31st, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that I love the way you've written these choices, even though The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit weren't exactly my favorite episodes. Did you know "Human Nature" was actually a Doctor Who novel by Paul Cornell before it was an episode? I believe it featured Seven. I've been meaning to get my hands on it, really. Anyway, between this and your post on women of Doctor Who, I've really been enjoying your writing. Would you mind terribly if I asked to be LJ friends? |D;
fauxkarenfauxkaren on March 31st, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I've heard that the novel is quite different from what the show ended up being, but I'm sure it's still worth a read.

I'm always happy to have new LJ friends! Adding you now! And thanks for the compliments about my writing! :D
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): gendryunnecessary_ on April 21st, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I think that your thoughts on The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit are really interesting because I'm not sure I even really liked those episodes. I really should keep better track.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on April 21st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
I think that they're just some REALLY enjoyable episodes and are really atmospheric and creepy. Plus, Rose gets to be awesome and also adorable and IDEK. They might not be the highest quality in terms of philosophical depth or emotional impact or mindblowing twists. But they are just the episodes that I go to to watch most often because I think they're so fun.