Thursday, April 4, 2013

Doctor Who | Season 7

In my post regarding some of my favorite British television shows, I mentioned that I really enjoy Doctor Who, a sci-fi show centered around a 900-year-old Time Lord alien who travels through time and space with assistants he calls "companions." I finished catching up on the series last night, so I thought I'd write a brief post on my opinions of the new season so far.

First of all, I think season 7 is by far the best Matt Smith season yet. Seasons 5 and 6 were alright, but throughout season 5 I felt that the show had changed too much (I mean really, it's already a new Doctor, do you really also need to change the theme song, the opening sequence, the title design, the sonic screwdriver, the companion, and the TARDIS?). I also found Season 6 strange because it was very focused on figuring out who River Song was instead of the normal adventuring-through-the-universe. Season 7 is a drastic improvement. The quality of the episodes went up and the show has a better all-around feel to it. I also think the chemistry has been better through season 7; everyone really knows their places and plays off everyone else really well.

 And secondly, I love Clara, the new companion. The chemistry between her and The Doctor is humourous and I love how sharp she is. I'm really interested to see what direction they take with her "impossible girl" status and how many more times Moffat plans on her dying (show humour). I know some people don't like part two of this season so far because they miss the Ponds so much, but after two and a half seasons with them, I like that the show is changing direction a bit with a more sharp/sassy character.

The only thing I don't like about the new season is the once again redesigned TARDIS. I liked the one from seasons 5 and 6 because it was big and open and richly-coloured; the new TARDIS is too dark and closed-in.

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