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Apr. 22nd, 2006 08:00 pm
Ooh look, a plot point

ETA: In more detail: Good acting, yes-ish. Good long-term plot development, yes. Good story? Possibly, hiding under the cheap recurring jokes - and stronger than last week's, definitely. But somehow it just didn't engage me - every time I got drawn into the story Bill(ie?y?) would try and force HRH to say "we are not amused", and it repeatedly broke the flow for me.

Admittedly, I wans't in a very TV mood either, and missed the start thinking it was the same time as last week.

PS: The fact my brain kept going "Do have a picture of Queen Victoria" every time she appeared probably didn't help the dramatic tension much either...
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From: ravenevermore
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 07:12 pm (Link)
Yes, because exactly what we don't want is a well plotted, well written, well acted episode that sets up things for the rest of the series. Gods, that'd just be SILLY.
From: wechsler
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 08:03 pm (Link)
In hindsight, I upgrade my opinion from "wheely bin" to "kiss the hammer".

See above points about internal story though. Billy still annoys me at times.
From: reddragdiva
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 10:34 pm (Link)
I was most pleased to see Tennant breaking out the Tardis Hammer early on. Lord knows there's not a geek alive who hasn't frequently wished for one of those.
From: redcountess
Date: April 23rd, 2006 - 08:29 pm (Link)
Yes, the running joke got to me as well and I ended up hissing "Shut up Rose!"
(no subject) - lolliepopp

I liked it overall but...

From: snesgirl
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 08:05 pm (Link)
wondered why David Tennats acting abilites appear to have bene reduced tp absolute mugging and nothing else.

Re: I liked it overall but...

From: reddragdiva
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 10:34 pm (Link)
But didn't he do an amazing Scottish accent!

Re: I liked it overall but...

From: reddragdiva
Date: April 22nd, 2006 - 11:27 pm (Link)
Yes, that was my witty humorous point. Ah well.
From: redcountess
Date: April 23rd, 2006 - 08:42 pm (Link)
Aside from the running joke and a bit of bad blending in some of the cgi, the only other quibble I had was why was the Queen travelling without even one lady in waiting!