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I mean… Sort of. The vast majority of the “analysis” sites out there, with the exception of my own, seem content simply to provide praise. It’s often well-thought out or highly detailed praise, but these blogs rarely criticise. Or, if they do, they often aim not to step on toes in order not to lose followers, etc. I have no such qualms =P. The other major issue with a lot of reviewers (Mr. Tardis Reviews being a big-named one) is that they simply don’t have the best handle on the lore of the show, so little plot things won’t stick out to them as well.
To my knowledge, I cannot think of any that provide a balance of critical elements and praise and certainly none that fit that criteria and also address issues of mechanical writing or production. I’m sure they’re out there - I just don’t know where they might be.
The closest I can think of would be Diamanda Hagan’s Twatty Who reviews, but those tend to be much more oriented towards plot analysis rather than the more technical side of things. And I think she tends to be much more on the side of criticism, rather than a balance of critical elements and praise, which is sort of what I aim for.
However, for the very-nearly praise-exclusive analysis blogs, check out:
Oh and Lindalee’s Doctor Who Reviews because she is the best and I want everyone to know her. She is seriously my favourite reviewer and I never miss one =P.
However, I’m sure other tumblr users would have their own recommendations that I don’t know about.
Recommendations for lamecreation? Please reblog/comment/whatever with links, etc. I’d make this a question, but I can’t do that to a question reply, apparently.
Oh yeah definitely. And he did the all-important “Leave The Doctor alone for a long time” thing that allows Big Finish infinite wiggle room in terms of new companions, etc.
You’re the only person I’ve seen on tumblr actually expressing that they dislike Tennant. I like it.
I never mince my words - but let’s be clear. I don’t dislike David Tennant as a person.
David Tennant is an awesome guy. I think he’s an excellent actor and his love of the show is admirable. He’s a total fan and I love him for that.
He’s just a rubbish Doctor.
Haha. I don’t know - depends on how you define “emotional connection.” I formed an emotional connection with Ten. It was one of pure hatred.
But yeah… I mean, Eleven is hardly up there with Two or Four or anything in my esteem, but I still think he’s a fine Doctor that I will be personally crushed to see go. If he had remained The Doctor for the next 10-20 years, I honestly wouldn’t have minded. He just has this great staying power that I would have liked to see more of.
Ah well, someday we’ll get Eleven Big Finish Audios and I’ll be absolutely thrilled to buy them all.
Yeah, I know what my next editorial will be.
And no matter what you do, I will never stop tagging my “hate.”
Also, let’s not forget hate is the wrong term. “Disagreement from the consensus” is better.
When I heard Classic Who was being cancelled I was all:
When I heard the Paul McGann movie wasn’t being made into some American-ised spin-off:
When I heard they were trying to bring Doctor Who back:
(though, to be fair, I’m still a lot like that these days)
When I heard Christopher Eccleston was leaving:
When I heard David Tennant was leaving:
Now, when I hear Matt Smith is leaving:
ARE THESE THE EMOTIONS YOU SPOKE OF. I DO NOT LIKE THEM.
I’ve never really felt the impact of a regeneration before. I was too young for Classic Who, I wasn’t really into the Paul McGann movie, Eccleston was okay, Tennant was absolutely appallingly bad, but Smith… I really like him.
How the fandom normally acts to reminders about Rose being gone:
How I act when I’m reminded that Rose is gone:
Also, I’m pretty sure I’m actually Maleficent, so there’s that.
ehhhhh. The Doctor as a manipulator of his companions is still a pretty new thing. I mean, you saw some of it in the One era, and a major example in The Invasion of Time (out of necessity), but… This basically came out mostly during Seven’s era. I had always just interpreted that as part of Seven’s character. Don’t know why this suddenly became like… A thing with his essential characteristic (other than “dark sells”).
So… I take issue with your core assumption that The Doctor has always been a “[liar] and [manipulator].” But… Outside of that, I mean… I guess I can see why that would be somewhat problematic. I just don’t think it’s anywhere near as bad as we got with Rose’s entire character so it doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the sexism in Davies’s era.