Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two for Two: initial thoughts on 'The Beast Below'

Space whale vomit covered Doctor and Amy: very entertaining.

Good wasn't it? 'The Beast Below', that difficult 'setting out your stall' second episode of a Who series -- if we accept the RTD model -- had thrills, visual excitement, references back and a gun-toting Queen Liz.

What is not to love?!

Amy is proving duly fiesty (though that is a horribly over-used words for female companions with kick-ass curiosity) and the visuals for the series certainly seem much sharper than they have been of late - brighter, darker, just altogether more of everything [does anyone know if they've changed how they're filming? it really DOES look different...]

I'll expand this post soon (still recuperating from BAAS voice-drop, aka drinking too late and talking too much and ending up sounding like Orsen Welles). I'll try, as per the season opener, to give you some idea of the reaction elsewhere and my thoughts for what is to come. In the meantime, here is a taster of the somewhat more divergent responses to episode two.

Guardian blog

Medium Rob


Persephone said...

I was rather startled to see Sophie Okonedo all glammed up. I'm used to seeing her in period pieces and salt-of-the-earth roles which require less makeup.

JoeinVegas said...

We finally get to see the new doctor tomorrow!