April 24th, 2010

Doctor Who - Eleven gives two thumbs up

Geek joy

One of the good things about m'stepdad reading the Torygraph? I've just been given the free CD of Matt Smith reading The Runaway Train. Looking forward to listening to that. :o)

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Doctor Who - Well look who got up on the


For the next 45 minutes, whatever you do? Don't blink.

'phoning me will also be frowned on...

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Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Writer's Block: Dinner's on me

If you had to serve a meal to an ambassador from another country that symbolized your country's culture, what would you choose? Do you think s/he would love it as much as you do?

I so want to say Ferrero Rocher, but...in all honesty, I know it's a cliché, but I think I'd go with fish and chips. Proper, decently cooked, battered, moist, tasty, succulent cod, decently crispy chips, lashings of vinegar and a soupcon of tomato ketchup. Can't beat it. If that doesn't impress the ambassador, he's got no soul. And as I'm insisting on it being cod, he's got no sole either...

If something a bit more classy were called for, I might go for a proper Sunday roast - chicken, preferably, with roast spuds, peas, and lashings of gravy. But I think fish & chips is a bit more quintessentially British.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Tonight's Doctor Who

LOved that!

I think I might watch Tim's DVD of Blink tomorrow, for more weeping angel fabness. But yeah, loved Time of Angels.

Could have done without that rather tacky BBC ad for whatever-the-next-programme-was which kind of detracted from the closing cliffhanger scene. I mean, what??? Isn't there enough of that faff during the end credits, without it intruding into the programme itself? Honestly. I'm not normally a writing-to-complain sort of a person, but I might make an exception...

But that aside - Matt Smith is really impressing me as the Doctor. I was thinking as the episode progressed, he's really starting to make the part his own now, getting under the skin of it. I was kind of surprised to be reminded on GallifreyBase forums that actually, that was the first one they made.

Now. Extended HIGNFY in 15 minutes. Thursday's had me laughing out loud frequently, which HIGNFY doesn't often manage nowadays, so here's hoping the extended has a similar effect.