Thursday, December 26, 2013

Oh, BBC America, go fuck yourself…

i would have been ejected from the game yesterday

My fan fic feeds blow up every time there’s a school vacation, and yesterday alone over 200 new pieces were published (chapters and full works).

Needless to say, I was checking my email and RSS reader about every hour just so I could (barely) keep up.

So imagine my surprise when around 6 or 7 PM, there’s a post from the BBC America “anglophenia” blog giving a full review of the Doctor Who Christmas episode.

You know, the one where the Eleventh Doctor is scheduled to die and be replaced with Twelve.

It wasn’t really anything I wanted to be spoiled for, so I spent the day off of social media and basically tried to just work on the CP 30 Day Challenge, knit, and keep up with the fan fic. I had even decided to behave myself and not watch the livestream.

I never expected that BBC America would schedule a blog entry to appear BEFORE the episode actually aired. When I first came across it, it didn’t warn that there were spoilers. When I came across it later, they had finally put a spoiler notice in.

It’s not bad enough that we get reruns of terrible American tv shows, it’s not bad enough that they air American movies, and it’s not bad enough that they edit episodes before they air here…

No. Now the fuckers have to spoil MAJOR episodes before they air.

That said, it was a pretty good episode.

Moffat surprised me with the way he handled the regeneration limit. It was better than I expected, but not as good as it should have been. (The dig at Ten was pretty funny, but the deus ex machina moment kind of left me feeling ‘eh’.)

The reveal of Twelve wasn’t quite what I wanted, and Eleven’s Ten-esque like pre-regeneration bit left me feeling kind of cold.

BUT. I still cried, and I’ll miss Eleven a lot more than I expected to, so I guess the episode was a bit of a success.

Now, we have to wait to see how Sherlock survives the fall.

I really hope it’s better than Eleven’s death.

Posted by Matty on 12/26 at 11:33 AM
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