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Thoughts on Doctor Who: Series 10

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So yesterday Julia mentioned that the future showrunner of Doctor Who has been selected – Chris Chibnall, of Broadchurch fame. This meant that the vague rumblings I’d heard about Steven Moffat being out were true, or at least at some point true – so I ran to the Internet to find out more.

Have a link! It seems Moffat will complete his run with Series 10, which will indeed air Spring 2017, as feared. I had called this one of the things I was excited for this year – especially getting a new companion, since Clara was ever ill-used. Looks like I am losing this to next year, making comic-book-related media an even larger part of my year.

And since it sounds like Series 10 has not been written yet, there’s nothing on the new companion for now – nor about whether Peter Capaldi’s contract, which only goes through this coming season, will be renewed or not.

What do you think about these Doctor Who rumors and plans? Happy to see Moffat go? Scared of what will happen with the Doctor and his companion? Trying to imagine Doctor Who in the style of Broadchurch? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

What I’m watching on Netflix

It’s almost the end of the month, and everyone is talking about what’s coming and going on Netflix (catch up on Doctor Who if you’re behind, even though they struck a deal it’s still apparently leaving Netflix for the time being). But personally I’ve finally had time to try out some new shows and I have some recommendations.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

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Back in college, I actually had one of the cinematographers from this show come and talk to a film class about his work, and he mentioned working on the pilot for this and selling the show to the network. I wanted to watch it when it was on TV, but I’ve gotten into this awful habit of not watching shows live anymore, mostly out of laziness. Both seasons of it are on Netflix now, and especially after the wonder that was Jessica Jones I had to check it out.

I’m really happy that I did! If you appreciate weird, hilarious scenarios, James Van Der Beek being ridiculous (he plays himself and can’t seem to get away from his Dawson’s Creek fame), and dry humor, you’ll love this show. Krysten Ritter shines in a role apparently inspired by Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, although portrayed here as a scam artist in New York who does whatever she pleases at everyone else’s expense. It’s well worth checking out, especially if you need to just veg on the couch for a bit after a long day at work.

Broadchurch

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I absolutely love this show. I’m already on a second viewing (once through on my own, and now I’m making P watch it so I have someone to talk about it with). The first season was filmed essentially using the process of “dailies” with the script; every actor took their roles knowing they could be the killer, and no one knew who it was until the last episode was being filmed. The show is moody, it’s dark, it’s slow paced in the best sense, and so well acted that I often found myself sitting on the edge of my seat.

There are plenty of familiar faces (just look at the promotional poster!) and now that the creator, Chris Chibnall, is taking over Doctor Who starting with season 10, I highly recommend checking this out to see what’s in store, and also because it’s an amazing drama.

New Girl

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Being a 20/30 something who has had roommates and even just incredibly close friends, I think this show is amazingly relatable. As with any sitcom, the characters and situations are hilariously unrealistic at times, but that’s definitely part of the appeal. The acting and writing are incredibly well done, and it’s another fantastic show to take your mind off how much work and life can suck.

Maybe now P and I will finally find time to watch some super hero shows together, like Arrow and Daredevil.

What are you currently watching on Netflix?

What David is Excited For in 2016

Holly got us started yesterday… It’s time to be thinking of the year ahead! It has the looks of quite a year. I want to try to avoid repeating Holly’s stuff, so know that I’m excited for everything she is! We have a lot to look forward to this year with the Geek Baby, for one thing – she’s not even crawling yet so we’re about to have a string of changes! But we’re hoping with that comes, too, the time for us to maybe do a bit more of what we love, like going to the movies or co-op video games (we’re starting to stack up Lego games we haven’t played). Yep, pretty much Holly’s post so far… so how about segue to more from me!

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David’s Best of 2015

It’s that time of year again – the best of the year reviews! This year we’re going to have three of them, so let’s get started 🙂

Holly and I at least missed a number of things this year, with all our Geek Babying and such, so there’s things that are missed that were perhaps awesome. There’s also some things that are more about them being good for us this year, or discovered this year, or what have you. It’s personal, it’s ours – it’s the best of 2015.

Let’s go!

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Reaction: The Husbands of River Song

Every year we always try to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special as soon as we are able and this year was no exception. Even staying out a little later than we probably should have with Geek Baby to watch it with family on Christmas Day…

This year I was particularly curious because I knew that it was going to involve River Song. The dynamic between the Doctor and River Song has always been an interesting one partly because they keep meeting in the wrong order. So the question is when is this in their timeline and how does it fit into their story that we have seen so far? The story of the episode is pretty much secondary to seeing the relationship between the Doctor and River play out. (Spoilers for the Doctor Who Christmas Special after the jump.)

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