Tag: Television: Doctor Who


Television: Doctor Who (Series 8, Episodes 7 – 9)

Posted 22 October, 2014 by Lianne in Entertainment / 7 Comments

Peter Capaldi debuts as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara in a series of twelve adventures beginning with a feature-length episode set in Victorian London. Also featuring four Doctor Who Exclusives where Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi give an insight to the world of making Doctor Who, as well as two guides to the world of Doctor Who hosted by Peter Davison. Each new episode will also feature a special look behind the scenes of that week’s adventure in space and time. Guest stars this season include Tom Riley, Hermione Norris, Foxes, Frank Skinner, Zawe Ashton, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes amongst others.

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Continuing along with series 8 of Doctor Who (my tag on all things Doctor Who for recaps of previous episodes), here are my thoughts on episodes 7 – 9 πŸ™‚ Contains spoilers ahead!

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Television: Doctor Who (Series 8, Episodes 4 – 6)

Posted 29 September, 2014 by Lianne in Entertainment / 13 Comments

Peter Capaldi debuts as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara in a series of twelve adventures beginning with a feature-length episode set in Victorian London. Also featuring four Doctor Who Exclusives where Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi give an insight to the world of making Doctor Who, as well as two guides to the world of Doctor Who hosted by Peter Davison. Each new episode will also feature a special look behind the scenes of that week’s adventure in space and time. Guest stars this season include Tom Riley, Hermione Norris, Foxes, Frank Skinner, Zawe Ashton, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes amongst others.

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Continuing along with series 8 of Doctor Who (my thoughts on the first 3 episodes here), here are my thoughts on episodes 4 – 6 πŸ™‚ Contains spoilers ahead!

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Television: Doctor Who (Series 8, Episodes 1 – 3)

Posted 8 September, 2014 by Lianne in Entertainment / 12 Comments

Peter Capaldi debuts as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara in a series of twelve adventures beginning with a feature-length episode set in Victorian London. Also featuring four Doctor Who Exclusives where Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi give an insight to the world of making Doctor Who, as well as two guides to the world of Doctor Who hosted by Peter Davison. Each new episode will also feature a special look behind the scenes of that week’s adventure in space and time. Guest stars this season include Tom Riley, Hermione Norris, Foxes, Frank Skinner, Zawe Ashton, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes amongst others.

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Okay, I was trying to figure out how to do this…in the past, I did posts-per-episodes and posts-per-half-seasons. Because series 8 is airing uninterrupted this time (thank goodness!), I’ve decided nonetheless to split up my posts like I’ve done with Orphan Black (see tag), only I’ll be doing 3 episodes-per-post πŸ™‚

If you’ve been following my DW posts, you know that I’m excited for Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. He’s a great actor (got around to watching a few of his stuff since his announcement) and he’s a lifelong fan of the show so I think he’ll be bringing a lot of gravitas and imagination to the role. You may also know that I’ve been less-than-excited about the run since series 6 so I guess we’ll see whether my excitement for Peter’s casting will buyout me through (along with, fingers crossed, a change in the direction of the storytelling). Contains spoilers ahead!

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Television: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special (2013)

Posted 3 January, 2014 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments


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Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (2013)

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor.

Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
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Oops, a bit of a delay here posting up my thoughts on this year’s Christmas special. I just broke the episode down into point-form because there’s not a whole lot that I’ll be talking about from this episode. SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen the episode!

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Ten Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 5 December, 2013 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

10 Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. Firstly, whoo-hoo! Finally posted up my sign-up posts for the 3 reading challenges I’ll be hosting next year: Everything EspaΓ±a, A Year in Re-Reading and 2014 Shakespeare Reading Challenge. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
  2. I’m reading my first novel from Ian Rankin (The Impossible Dead) and I’m really enjoying it right now. The build-up to the mystery of the crime and going through the possible suspects and motives is a bit of a slow burn but it adds to the tension and the characters themselves are interesting, especially the lead, Malcolm Fox.
  3. Whoo-hoo, thanks to some sales/price changes on Kobo, I finally got a copy of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries *thumbs up* Now, to get around to actually reading it…
  4. I’ve sent out most of my Christmas cards earlier this week \o/ Still have a few to send out, which I hope to do at the end of this week. LMAO once again my best friend from elementary beat me to sending a Christmas card to me; I purposely left off the ones I’m mailing around Canada because it would arrive too early, but anyways…
  5. AFAR Magazine listed out the best Christmas markets in Europe. I miss Christmas markets; they’re so pretty and happy and Christmas-y and fun. There’s one here in the city but there’s barely anything going on there =/
  6. In the spirit of the season, I’ve already started posting about panettone, lol. Still need to pick up an advent calendar though…
  7. OMG, how close is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug now? So frickin’ excited, lol. Not sure yet when I’ll be seeing it (should be sometime week of the 16th). And look! A new production video (yay)! So many lovely moments from the cast–and some great appearances too πŸ˜€ I’m still sort of \o/ from watching it so there’s no real cohesive comment from me here)

    Speaking of which, thank you Amazon for freaking me out for a while there by telling me that you had no idea when the soundtrack to the second movie is coming out and asking me if I still wanted it -_-; #needstheprecioussoundtrack

    Edit: Accurate gif is accurate–


    Not my gif
  8. With all the talk about the Christmas episode for Doctor Who, I started re-watching the show from series 1 again (new Who, at least). In retrospect, I liked series 1 a lot more now, some episodes that I thought were o-kay (i.e. the episodes about the Slitheen) were a lot more interesting thematically and such (guess I was a little impatient the first time around). As always, Christopher Eccelston’s expressions crack me up:


    Not my gif but LMAO, I’m using this for now on for things I’m like “Nope!” to =D
  9. New layout here! Took a while to find one that I was happy with and didn’t have too many formatting issues πŸ™‚
  10. Final exams next week. Boo. But then freedom! Yay!

If you’re participating in this, be sure to leave a link! I’d love to read what’s going on with you, bookish or otherwise πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday!