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Last night I watched an episode of Doctor Who.

And I liked it. 

This brings the number of Doctor Who eps that I've enjoyed to two.

I feel sort of like there ought to be a service that tells you, among a long-running show, if you liked [x] episode, you'd like [y] episode. Why doesn't that exist? 

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Date: 2012-02-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
starfish: Polar bear with facepaw (Facepaw)
From: [personal profile] starfish
That service is called "your friends list."

You big dope*.

*By which I mean "welcome back to fandom." What episodes?
Edited Date: 2012-02-22 05:16 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-02-22 05:21 pm (UTC)
starfish: Jack Harkness atop a missile, captioned "Interdimensional Man of Mystery" (Captain Jack: IMoM)
From: [personal profile] starfish
I imagine that if you made a post saying "Hey, I liked [these two episodes], what should I watch next?" people would have Opinions. Possibly even Feelings.

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Date: 2012-02-22 07:04 pm (UTC)
bodldops: (Sarah Jane Smith)
From: [personal profile] bodldops
So basically the creepy psychological ones?

*is still deeply freaked out by Midnight*


You might like 'God Complex', which is Eleven - I wasn't so much a fan, but only because it echoed 'Curse of Fenric' so much, and I knew where it was going long before it got there.

Also "Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone", which is more 'I gotcher weeping angels RIGHT HERE', but there's also River Song and that's...complicated, so maybe start with Ten's 'Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead', which is also very creepy and only slightly corny and manages to introduce River Song.

Part of the problem is RTD wasn't a huge psychological nuanced thriller type - he seemed to like doom in heavy doses. Moffet seems to be more of the 'oh this is okay it's just a normal everyday OH THANKS now I'll never sleep again' sort of director. He's responsible for both the Angels and the Library arc. And for River Song, while we're at it. :D

Also, yes. Your flist may have ideas as to what you'd like. *snickers* I will admit that Blink and Midnight are far and away the two most 'grabbed by the hindbrain and never allowed to sleep ever again' episodes in recent canon.

(Though I'll put a vote up for 'The Doctor's Wife' even though that takes a lot of explaining - Neil Gaiman wins at scary)

(Also Amy's choice, but again. With the explanations.)

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Date: 2012-02-23 01:48 pm (UTC)
starfish: Newbie, with a book (Hmmmmm)
From: [personal profile] starfish
Well, maybe if I hadn't edited three times ... *g*

Seth was traumatized by some aliens made out of garbage bags back in the early days, and refuses to watch more, so I kind of get that.

Sadly for you, I am not your girl for comparison-recs. I kind of love allllll the episodes, and I am not very analytical about the show at this point. I think each of the new incarnations brought something different and wonderful, and that each of the new companions changed their Doctor(s) in interesting ways.

(Also I am absolute pants at remembering episode names unless they are very very obvious.)

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Date: 2012-02-23 07:40 pm (UTC)
phoenixsong: An orange bird with red, orange and yellow wings outstretched, in front of a red heart. (Default)
From: [personal profile] phoenixsong
Oh good, I'm not the only one who watched new DW, and went "...eh. *shrug*"

I even like my entertainment a bit thinky, and new DW is too many one-liners strung together for my taste. (Which is exactly what I didn't like about HGTTG when I tried to read it back in college. I should give it another try some time, but eh, I've got stuff I WANT to read first!)

I have been told old DW is better than new DW. I just need to actually be in the same town as the person who can provide again. (Localish, but that means 1+ hour drive each direction.)

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Date: 2012-02-23 08:57 pm (UTC)
phoenixsong: An orange bird with red, orange and yellow wings outstretched, in front of a red heart. (Farscape: I miss J/A)
From: [personal profile] phoenixsong
I don't need thinky ALL the time either -- witness my unhealthy obsession with The Tutors a while back ;) -- but I really have to be in the right mindset to deal with cheese and fluff. Which makes a series based on it problematic for me.

I suppose you could say I need to be engaged, somehow, with what I'm watching. I have to care, either intellectually or emotionally. Having heard so much about Rose, I really wanted to care more, but about three episodes in, H and I were both just unimpressed.

*sigh* I miss Farscape!

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Date: 2012-02-23 09:32 pm (UTC)
phoenixsong: Text: Hell Yeah, over image of John Crichton with arms raised. (Farscape: Hell yeah!)
From: [personal profile] phoenixsong
Blasphemy! ;)

The first few episodes are slow, and D'Argo (big dude with the tentacles on his head) starts out as a too-obvious Worf clone. But if you can get to ep 7 or 9, you finally get out of "character establishment" land and into some of the plots that basically go the entire rest of the series. Whee!


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