WARNING! If you haven’t seen the latest Doctor Who or The Walking Dead episodes, then you don’t want to read this.
First, I want to discuss Doctor Who.
Something changed. Last season on Doctor Who, Clara didn’t bother me. It seemed like I was the only person in the world who didn’t mind Clara as a companion. I saw her as an unlikable character, but it didn’t bother me. And then this year started and we got a new Doctor. I was iffy about him at first, but I’ve come to love his grumpy demeanor. Clara though. Oh, Clara. You’ve gone from unlikable to down right hate-able.
I know when it started too… It was the snap. THAT SNAP! I was under the impression that the TARDIS didn’t like her and then all of a sudden she has the ability to snap and the TARDIS obeys? No. Just no. (I’ve already discussed this, but I just can’t get over it.) Then, the final straw came when SHE CALLED HERSELF THE DOCTOR.
(I loved his response when she said it.)
A lot of the blame falls to Moffatt though. Is he trying to get people to celebrate when Clara leaves? Because if he is, he’s succeeding… But something tells me that’s not what it’s about. Something tells me it’s all about how clever he thinks he is.
And then this past Saturday’s episode. I thought it was one of the best so far, but one article I read (which I can’t link to because I don’t remember where I read it and I can’t find it now) said it was kind of bullshit. I mean, if you’re going to be absolutely literal about science and physics as it stands now, then sure. It would be difficult to suspend your disbelief. Then they brought up the whole time-line thing with the moon and all that. It was discussed in the show even, but does no one remember TIMEY-WIMEY? I mean, it’s only the most repeated phrase from the show ever. And it’s on the most suggested “first” episode ever (BLINK).
The article did bring up some good points though, all to do with a hypocritical person Clara is. Not to mention really, really terrible person if she was willing to LET ALL THOSE KIDS DIE RATHER THAN LET THE DOCTOR SAVE THEM!
I enjoyed the story though, even if the science part was a little off. Turns out the episode was written by someone other than Moffatt, though I would be surprised if he got his hands on the script in the end and adjusted to make Clara look like the ass she is. There I go, blaming Moffatt again.
Still, I liked the episode… Especially the sentient symbiotic protector of the earth bit. Little firefly like creatures that can grow trees over the entire Earth over night? I love the idea!
Okay, so I’ve abuse my capslock enough for one blog post. Let’s move on to something that probably won’t anger me enough to abuse my keyboard…
Let’s talk The Walking Dead.
I love this show. Seriously.
I recently tweeted about my love of the show:
It’s probably sad that this is true, but I don’t care. Sad or not, it’s pretty true. It’s just about the only show I get excited about any more. And The Talking Dead, but the two go together, so really it’s like a two hour long show about Walkers. The best two hours a week. I recently read an article that suggested people think Rick is still in a coma. Robert Kirkman shot that down, which is good because that idea makes absolutely no sense to me. It would be a ridiculous ending and basically insult every fan of the show and graphic novels. Then, he had to go and tweet this:
Of course, he is joking, but people still freaked out.
Because the creator of The Walking Dead is totally going to tell you how things end before you get to the end… (sarcasm font enabled)
Anyway, I really want to talk about Garreth and the other Terminus people, Maggie and Glenn leaving the group, and Michonne getting her katana back.
Let’s start with Michonne. In the episode before Four Walls and a Roof, Rick asks her if she misses her sword. Her reply? That she didn’t miss it. That she had been a different person when she held it. That it was just something she found after it all began. That she missed Andrea and Hershel, but not her katana.
When she takes it back from the Terminus guy, you can see the riot of emotions in her. She might have said she didn’t miss it, but the truth is she did. It became an extension of her. At the same time, she didn’t miss who she was when she had it. It’s essentially her totem for terrible shit happening to her, but also of her survival.
I wonder if they’ll explore that in any of the upcoming episodes, or just gloss over it. I’d like to see them really use this as a catalyst for more character development. The writer in me begs them to.
Now how about a little bit about Garreth and the people from Terminus?
Of course, I knew that the group leaving the church were coming back. I mean, they’ve lived this long, and smart is why. Okay, lucky had some to do with it too, but mostly it’s their intelligence. Going to Terminus was because of need and hope. I mean, all the signs promised safety. The group(s, because at this point they were split) new there was a chance of danger, but I don’t think they envisioned cannibals. That’s extreme, even for a world filled with Walkers.
But, they got out of there. Thanks to Carol being badass, they escaped. Terminus was no more.
Unfortunately, Garreth and a few of his cronies survived. I’m sure at some point these people were nice and did help others. Then they saw and experienced some of the worst that humanity has to offer. It twisted them enough that they went dark side. Unfortunately for them, that meant facing off with Rick and company.
That church scene though!
At the end of the episode, Daryl has come back from running after the people that took Beth. Carol went with him, but we don’t see Carol. All we see is him turn around and tell somebody that it’s okay to come out. If it was Carol, she would have been there, so WHO IS HE TALKING TO? I assume it’s people from the hospital where Beth is being held, but we won’t know for sure until the next episode. We also find out what happened to Beth.
But what gets me is that Maggie, Beths sister, has barely given a crap about her! After the prison and before Terminus, she was crazy with the need to find Glenn. Which, I get that. I do. But the only thought she had for Beth was after Daryl said he was with her, but that she’s gone. And then nothing again! Great sistering there, Maggie! This sums up my feels on the whole thing:
Anyways, that’s enough about my fandoms for now. I hope you are having a wonderful week!
What shows do you get excited about?