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Mm. Still rageful.

Mostly because peoples' (a word which here means "the entire internet so far") reactions all seem to be along the lines of "Doctor Who is about change/he's been here more than two years [HOW TAXING]/it's sad but not unexpected" and are otherwise completely annoyingly accepting about it.  STOP IT.  STOP ACCEPTING CHANGE!  Just because that's what the show has always done doesn't mean you can't still be pissed about it every time and think it's completely stupid. 

Godddddd, I can't stop thinking about how many of my shows have passed their 100th episode mark with the same stars that filmed the pilot.  He'll have, what, less than 50?  Even adjusting for the length of the specials, that is so very unacceptable.  I don't care that they miraculously resurrected this show from the dead; Tennant is impossible to top and therefore I dream of the shiny red button of cancellation, oh yes, I do.

I think I'm gonna have to go drown my sorrows in The Office.  Immerse myself in something significantly happier.  Also BETTER.  And then take an extra level of joy in how it happens to be the more awesome version of a British show.  Take that!  *is feeling bitter and vindictive* 

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morgenwrites
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm sorry. That totally sucks. I don't watch Doctor Who, but I would be very upset if Meredith and Derek left Grey's Anatomy or Jim and Pam left The Office and the shows just carried on like normal. It would seem very, very wrong. (Sometimes I do not understand the ways of British TV.) Favorite characters are not allowed to just go away.

The closest I can come up with in my own experience was when they killed off Prue (who was my hero) on Charmed. I felt sick. It was the worst thing ever. And the show was NEVER the same. (And yeah, I know it was a stupid show about witches. Don't judge me!)
rainbowstevie
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
In which I am finally rational enough to respond to comments.
Yep, those are pretty apt comparisons for the heartache. British TV's ways are strange and confusing.

And yeah, I know it was a stupid show about witches. Don't judge me!
Oh, not at all - I find myself running across and watching reruns a lot. It's kind of appealing in an off-beat way. I never knew what happened to Prue though...just that she randomly disappears at one point; I could never piece together enough chronology to figure out what happened or why. That sucks.

stunt_muppet
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
...in my defense, my Doctor already left (Nine - and I threw a tantrum about it and refused to watch S2, so I do know the feeling), and my second- and third-favorite Doctors are actually dead. It's hard to deal with that without being a bit accepting of change.

Besides, there's still the specials! And you haven't seen Season 4, right? So you've got two more years of Ten to go, during which time you can get used to the idea of Eleven. It'll happen! I promise! I thought I'd never ever ever go back to the series after Eccleston left, but here I am still.

Which is not to say that a break might not be good, though, so...have fun with The Office!
rainbowstevie
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
In which I am finally rational enough to respond. Or so I think.
It's hard to deal with that without being a bit accepting of change.
It probably helps that Old School and New School are completely separate shows in my mind, and that I therefore fully expect the new series to play by the rules of Modern American TV. And, well, yeah I don't even have words to express my annoyance with Eccleston leaving (THIRTEEN EPISODES?! WHAT IS YOUR DEAL), and if I think about it too long I still nearly explode. Then again, I'm sure I would be much angrier about that if Tennant hadn't made my heart go all fluttery. They're going to have to find someone really, really attractive to replace him if there's even going to be a hope of keeping me around.

Here's the thing (long digression, but necessary): shortly before season 4 aired, I was browsing message boards at TWoP and someone said they'd love it if prior to the Eleventh Doctor's coming, they could bring Rose back one last time, send her off on adventures with the Doctor again at the end, and then just sort of imply that 50+ years had passed before Eleven popped back to the early part of the 21st century. I was super on board with this idea, because as much of a pipe dream as it was, it also sounded sort of plausible!

And then the news about RTD leaving broke, followed in short order by Moffat's "Yeah, we're gonna be done with Rose" and the season 4 finale which I am pretty sure will break my heart when I finally know for sure what happens. But at least I vaguely understood the necessity of the bittersweet tinge if The Moffat wasn't going to revisit it.

EXCEPT NOW. Now David's skipping out at basically the same time?! EXPLAIN TO ME WHY I COULDN'T HAVE A HAPPIER ENDING. Also, the reason I can't see myself watching past Ten is that it's just going to twist my brain into unacceptable levels of "CAN NOT PROCESS" when I try to think of Eleven still technically being the Doctor with all the same memories of Rose* and WOW, DO NOT WANT, WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO STAY IN FANFIC FOREVER.

(* - this is another reason I can't really see myself watching Old School, either. I can't think of Nine/Ten with all the memories of *those* companions either. Messes with my shippy joy. Even after School Reunion, it's hard.)
afteriwake
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the show (I want to be, mind you), but I can understand the rage at people not being more upset by it.
eleigh
Oct. 30th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
What stunt_muppet said. I never loved Ten like I love Nine and it's easier to just accept it and move on at this point. Not to say you can't be pissed off. Those of us who prefer Nine got one season and that's it (so I had my moment of raging at the unfairness of it 3 years ago and I want to say "Talk to me when your favorite Doctor is around for just one season, 13 episodes, and then I might give a damn" which makes me sound unnecessarily bitchy but that's how it is. So I am rageful, just not about Tennant leaving).
afteriwake
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Trust me, it doesn't make you sound bitchy.
rainbowstevie
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
In which I am finally rational enough to respond to comments, I think?
I do get that Eccleston was a ginormous jackass and only around for one season (and a British one at that, which only counts for like half of a real season), and you have my sympathies. Shoot, that sounds sarcastic; I mean it sincerely. I refrained from mentioning him, even though I know people are going to bring it up, because if I think directly about it for more than about five seconds I explode with even more (retrospective) rage. (preview: THIRTEEN EPISODES?! WTF KIND OF %(*#%&)(#* CAN'T EVEN DEAL %&#()*&%(*#%&#%. . .) I don't have the brainpower to deal with that nonsense, so I usually shut it up in a corner of the mind's attic and forget about it.

It's just that Tennant has always been so enthusiastic about the role and how much he loves playing it; he really seemed like he'd be around for a good long while so this feels like a blindside.
eleigh
Nov. 2nd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Re: In which I am finally rational enough to respond to comments, I think?
he really seemed like he'd be around for a good long while so this feels like a blindside.

Ah, I suppose that's why it's not as much a surprise to me as I've been expecting it for a good while what with his decision not to do a full season in 2009 and rumors have been flying since the end of the 4th season that he's leaving.
rainbowstevie
Nov. 2nd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I've been expecting it for a good while what with his decision not to do a full season in 2009
And here I gave him the benefit of the doubt on that one. *shakes head* Never again.
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