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Redeeming Qualities of Bad Stories

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Post by Dalek on Wed 15 Feb 2017 - 11:23

After watching The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived in my Series 9 binge yesterday, two episodes I was never really fond of, I managed to make my way through them because, despite the scripts, I really enjoyed the way it was shot, and I got thinking-maybe all 'bad' stories have some redeeming qualities? Are there any stories you feel the same way about? Post here!
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Post by LastOfTheSonics on Wed 15 Feb 2017 - 12:27

Hell Bent had one redeeming quality. It ended.

On a serious note though, I did quite like the soundtrack. Especially the bit where the Doctor sees Rassilon again and "Clara".
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Post by Dalek on Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 7:20

In the Forest of the Night: the shot from Nelson's Column looked stunning, at least.
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Post by Admin-Emperor Dalek on Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 22:08

I never liked those episodes either Dalek. I guess the location and Peter Capaldis performance make up for a lot.
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Post by LastOfTheSonics on Tue 20 Jun 2017 - 21:06

Thin Ice - Graphical and Violent:
-Tackled the issue of child death. The episode as a whole was among the worst in Capaldi's tenure, but I was really impressed that the show actually let the child die, and then later reinforced this by showing his clothes in the water. I'm not trying to sound dark or morbid, but many shows are afraid to tackle an issue as deep as that, but personally I smiled because it means that the show finally revealed it would go out of family friendly boundaries.
-The Doctor assaulted the villain. Then later we were shown a bruise.
-The role of women. In Shakespeare Plays, the role of women were quite "reserved" and "submissive". This is probably one of Bill's strongest episodes. It really reflects how female stereotypes have changed over several centuries. Bill confronted the Doctor following Spider's death, and she even stood up against Sutcliffe's racism, which brings me to my next point.
-Racism. "Bit more black than they show in the movies". Sutcliffe's treatment of Bill as well. I enjoyed how they kept with historical continuity, and didn't remove the racial aspect despite it being a family friendly show. Yes, this isn't the first time it's been done, but it's still good to see they're keeping up real-life continuity.
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