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Human Nature/Family of Blood

1:08 AM: Um.  Um.  UM!  Did I actually experience that, or just fall asleep and have a series of long and insane dreams?!  The word I am looking for is either AWESOME or EMOTIONAL WRECKING BALL OF DOOMSDAYISH PROPORTIONS.  I AM NOT ACTUALLY SURE WHICH.  POSSIBLY, PARADOXICALLY, BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.

Seriously, people, I am like squealing and crying simultaneously, and I cannot seem to stop repeating "Oh my God oh my God oh my GOD," and just, just, ACKITY ACK FLAIL.  That was incredible and horrible and wonderful and I refuse to say that anything was better than season 2 but that may have been the best pair of episodes yet.  I don't even know how I am going to wrap my head around it.

JOAAAAAAAAAAAAN, I started off using you as a convenient visual Rose substitute AND THEN I STARTED TO CAAAAAAARE!  And then the Doctor John Smith stole my heart with kisses and caring, and then we got the watch back and Mr. Smith (with help from TPTB) proceeded to break said heart like FIFTEEN TIMES IN A ROW.  Every time, you'd think "oh, well now it can't possibly get any more miserable OH WAIT THERE IT GOES AGAIN!"

And I can't even be mad at it because it was all so glorious and intense and unbelievably good...oh God, I am so freaking exhausted and I have to work in less than 5 hours after 4 1/2 hours of sleep last night.  *collapses*  I'm calling in sick!  (no, I'm not.  But I want to.)

Ugh, ugh, shoooooooooooow, you're not supposed to have this power over me anymore!  I can't even take comfort in a scant amount of sleep because my body's crackling with energy.  WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS?  How can you possibly expect me to start being coherent when I spent half the time wordlessly (but possibly audibly!) shrieking/whimpering/wailing?  And I haven't even gotten into all the stuff that was scary/thrilling/delightful/Martha/period-piece-y!   I MAY NEED TO WRITE A SMALL NOVEL.

1:45 AM: *wobbles in place like a fainting Ned Flanders, and collapses* Think I am dead. 

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dollsome
Jul. 22nd, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
THIS WAS ESSENTIALLY MY REACTION TO THESE EPISODES. ajdljfladk;jdasklfj. Possibly my favourites of the whole series. And I mean that in the American way.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 22nd, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
INDEED. (Also, in my possibly-lame-but-I-won't-admit-it predilection for reading old reviews, your LJ's one of my regular sources, and I would like to echo CAN THE DOCTOR STAY AN ADORABLE HUMAN STARRY-EYED SCHOOLTEACHER FOREVER, PLEASE.)
scsquidsnaps
Jul. 22nd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
That was such a wonderful two episodes. And so heartbreaking. When I was watching the first episode, I was still just watching them all on Sci Fi and that made me decide I had to just download the rest and watch them on the computer, because there was no way in hell I could wait any longer to see the end.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 22nd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
An obvious necessity! I couldn't wait five minutes between episodes; forget a WEEK. The rest of the season I could wait on, though - even if I wasn't writing about each one, just the thought of taking on another episode after this intensity is draining. Heartbreaking, you're not kidding.

scsquidsnaps
Jul. 23rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
I don't mind waiting a week on a lot of episodes, its just 2-part or 3-part episodes I don't like to wait. Lol :)
I did forget, there was one part that wasn't heartbreaking for me. Thomas Sangster's (Tim) part was great. This could be in part that I'm half way in love with the actor, who plays the cutest little kid in another movie I like, but I thought he was great. And not at all heartbreaking. He was what kept me from becoming a complete wreck, as just about everyone else in the episode broke my heart.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 23rd, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Man, just when I think I'm finally aligning with popular fandom opinion, I find out that everyone loved Little Tim, whereas I spent much of the tiem repeatedly shouting "IDIOT BOY!" Did I miss something, or didn't his stealing and opening of the watch bring the aliens on human!Doctor's trail in the first place?
stunt_muppet
Jul. 22nd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
WASN'T IT AWESOME? IT WAS SO AWESOME. And it gave me my favorite plot device ever.

Big secret: I want to dislike the last episode ("Family of Blood"), because it does some things I really don't like when I sit down and think about them, but every time I watch it to try and itemize my objections, all I can think is "THIS IS SO AWESOME." And also "HARRY LLOYD PLEASE BE IN MORE SHOWS I LIKE."
rainbowstevie
Jul. 22nd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
YES IT WAS. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.

Wait, the Chameleon Arch is a brand-new thing as of this episode? Really? I thought for sure it sounded like something out of Classic Who. Though I'm still disappointed it wasn't a great big stone structure somewhere.

but every time I watch it to try and itemize my objections, all I can think is "THIS IS SO AWESOME."
Good, you just keep doing that. :P I'm already afraid to go read any outside opinions (recaps included) lest they shatter the spellbinding bubble surrounding my experience.

Who's Harry Lloyd?
dreamingwriter
Jul. 23rd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Normally I would be strangely absent from this post, but I have to admit that HE BROKE MY HEART FOR HER TOO THOUGH MORE IN A, "OH MY GOD, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THIS WAY WITH ROSE WAY.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 23rd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
My icon's interpretational purpose today is "warm fuzzies."
I have to admit that HE BROKE MY HEART FOR HER TOO
David Tennant's face sometimes just huuuuuuuuuuuurts me.

THOUGH MORE IN A, "OH MY GOD, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THIS WAY WITH ROSE WAY.
Haha, nice. [Have you read this? *can pimp favorite series EVEN IN COMMENTS*]

See, I can't even let my brain go to the "He would have been this way with Rose" place. It wants very badly to go there, oh shippy joy, but it just would have been so... Joan can let go of John Smith when he changes back, and Joan doesn't have to stop herself falling in love in the first place. There would be all kinds of complicated messiness with Rose. Stupid brain, suddenly insisting on being logical! (and if I misinterpreted your comment, feel free to set me straight. Episode's made me a bit fuzzy-headed still)


dreamingwriter
Jul. 24th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: My icon's interpretational purpose today is "warm fuzzies."
DT's face kills me sometimes.

Lol, I love that fic and yep, that's what I was referring to.

I can see what you mean about the complicated messiness. But it would have been good to see how he fell in love and, if he still had the dreams, he would have drawn her. That would have been sweet.

Ahh, what will never be.

You interpreted my comment perfectly. Just go and enjoy your fuzzy-headed joy and the episodes. *shoos*

Yay warm fuzzy icons!
stunt_muppet
Jul. 23rd, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Wait, the Chameleon Arch is a brand-new thing as of this episode? Really? I thought for sure it sounded like something out of Classic Who.

It kind of is - the episode is based off of a Seventh Doctor novel by Paul Cornell (also called "Human Nature"), but the Arch, and the story, aren't exactly as they were in the episode. For starters, there was no Family, and the Arch was alien technology in the book rather than Time Lord technology. So the Chameleon Arch in its basic concept is a...Mid-School canon thing, but the Arch as it exists in TV canon is a New thing.

Harry Lloyd played Baines/Son of Mine, and I rather loved him as a villian - he was so perfectly creepy, even when he was being over-the-top. Unfortunately, the only other programs he's in are all UK programs, and UK programs that I haven't seen to boot.
rainbowstevie
Jul. 23rd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Melding of established and new, interesting. I like it. Of course, now that you've introduced the idea that it was alien technology, I am convinced Andalites are involved.

Great, now I want crossover crack!fic between Doctor Who and Animorphs. I feel like the Time Lords and the Andalites would have really hit it off. I have been spending way too much time at the computer this week.

Harry Lloyd played Baines/Son of Mine, and I rather loved him as a villian
Ahhh, OK. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I can never watch him in anything again because he was so creepy in a very uncomfortable way. Those eyyyyyyyyyes, they will forever haunt my nightmares. (I could, however, watch more of the actress playing the little girl. She was fantastic)
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