So… there was another new Doctor Who last night. “The Crimson Horror”, it was called. Horror indeed. Clearly, the fluke that was me actually LIKING “Rings of Akhaten”, “Cold War” and “Hide” was just that. A fluke. “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” last week and this one last night were dull at best and problematic at worst. I’m hoping Neil Gaiman’s episode next week, featuring the cybermen, is a lot better. But I’m not holding my breath. Especially knowing that the following week is the series finale (that’s season finale, for you Americans out there) is titled “The Name of the Doctor” and is written by Steven Moffat.
I know of no one that wants to know the Doctor’s name. That’s part of the FUN of the show, not knowing his name. And while I don’t know if I really believe we’ll learn the name, I also would not put anything past Moffat and absolutely do not trust him. The upshot of this is also a downside, however. Because I’m not the only one who notices this and the ratings are starting to reflect it. The ratings have been slipping ever since Christmas and surely the BBC is taking notice. There has also been a lot of fandom backlash lately over reports that Moffat has said he doesn’t want the 50th anniversary episode to be a “fanfest” and that it’s about “looking forward, not looking back”.
Then, posts like this are becoming more and more common. More and more people are noticing the issues with Moffat’s version of Doctor Who and are complaining. And their complaints are VALID. I can only hope that the BBC will take notice and Moffat will be replaced before the show is ruined entirely.
Annnnnyhow… enough of that.
We saw Iron Man 3 this weekend. We all went to see it, the whole family. It worked out pretty well. Liam and Evie got a little antsy. Well, Liam more than Evie if you can believe it. I think that kid was born with ants in his pants. Evie just doesn’t like to sit still, so she’ll often stand or go sit on Kile’s lap or something. But she usually stays pretty quiet and doesn’t make much fuss.
The movie was GREAT though and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it was better than Iron Man 2, to be honest. I want to see the new Star Trek next. This is going to be a great summer for movies.
In other news, I can’t believe it’s MAY already. What the heck. That means the kids will be out of school soon and then what will I do?? I’ll have kids around all the time, driving me bonkers. It’s what they do best, after all. But the upside is I don’t have to go pick them up. Silver lining’s folks. And Evie will be starting kindergarten in August which kinda freaks me out, if we’re being perfectly honest. That’ll be very strange.
Yes, lets not think about that just yet.
Kile finishes up his classes this week, which means he won’t have that hanging over his head anymore. Or at least for the summer. He’s been so busy this year, it’s practically criminal. The poor guy needs a major break.
As for me, I just keep on doing what I do! You know me.