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Spoiler-free reactions to The Beast Below

April 10th, 2010 (08:00 pm)

Clever title.

Some fun lines again, and an interesting start with Eleven and Amy getting into the whole set-up.

Liz Ten was great, and the Monks were appropriately creepy.

Overall, not as good as Eleventh Hour, but still enjoyable.

Loved the lead-in at the end!

Comments

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: April 10th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)

I had a very 'meh' reaction to swoopy-music-hugging-Amy!resolution moment, but the plot as such was fine. We're still in establishing phase for a lot of things, and it shows, but there are jokes and frights enough to keep me content.

Am I getting old, or could Matt Smith sometimes enunciate more clearly? I definitely missed a couple of lines.

Deep concerns about next week, but that would be my Issues with WW2 in pop culture in general, not anything Who-trailer-specific. In theory, could be fun!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 10th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Bouncy Ball

The huggy bit definitely didn't need to be in there, and I still don't understand why she went "Gotcha!" there.

Also, if Scotland got their own spaceship, why's it Starship UK?!

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: April 10th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)

Starship England-Wales-and-possibly-Northern-Ireland-it's-a-bit-unclear lacked poetry? They were still using the union flag too - it may just be denial...

Interesting to have a Scot replace a Welshman at the Who-helm, isn't it?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 10th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Head-desky [lurker32]

You forget of course, teh Moff's not-so-secrit 'straight agenda' where every episode must have at least one non-gay person included. *eye-roll* Yes, I've seen complaints about that already.

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: April 10th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)

She said Gotcha because he said it to her earlier in the episode

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 11th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
Head-desky [lurker32]

Well, I don't feel stupid at all now.

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: April 11th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)

*grin* admittedly i watched the episode twice and i didn't get it the first time.

Posted by: keith5by5 (keith5by5)
Posted at: April 11th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)

Eh. I gave Catherine Tate two eps to turn my opinion around of her and keep me watching, and she did magnificently.

This guy looks like he got thrown out of a boy band for being the wimpy one. No presence or menace at all. When he was telling Amy off for hiding stuff from him, in Tennant or Eckleston's hands it would have been a moment, in his hands it was like a petulant school-kid whining to mummy.

Two and out.

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