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8 years, 8 months ago
Shabgraff does Series 1 of the revival. It's my blather from Timelash II, plus a little new stuff. (I may do something separate about 'The End of the World' at some point.) This is about a series which works because its about a young woman growing up. I feel like I've grown up too, in a sense, since 2005... which is why my opinions about Series 1 have drastically changed since first viewing.Rose
I have never been able to entirely make up my mind about this.
The characterisation is glib, sneering at ditzy blonde 'chavvy' people who say silly things about making legal claims and flirt with anything in sight, etc (admittedly, this improves later in the series)... not to mention having a LAD character who is OBSESSED WITH FOOTBALL (as are all men, obviously), probably looks at porn on the internet and is stupid (this doesn't improve ever... though, in fairness to RTD's writing, it might've helped if they'd cast somebody who could act, even just a little bit).
There are things about it that are puzzlingly wrong... just off
somehow... like the way Rose calls for a ...