Oh my. I just saw The Family of Blood episodes last night and the night before. Some of my favorites so far. I must preface this by saying, I am a HUGE 10 fan...like there's my husband and there's David Tennant. I told my husband last night at the beginning of the second episode to be prepared for my to cry--not like with Rose, but because I knew that he was going to have to give up John Smith and it would break my heart. When he said the line about, "Falling in love never occurred to him!? What sort of man is that?", it did just that. Some of Tennant's finest acting. And YES! When the son said he was being kind...wow. I LOVE this show!!!
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Loved The Empty Child................"Are you my mummy?". Sorry it is better when I say it because I am English. Gosh I have been watching Dr. Who since I was a child and was so happy to see it here in the USA. I have to say that I miss Rose but I am really getting into this new stuff real quick. Love that darkness about them!!
Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 8/6/2008 (16:06)
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I agree. It was a very good, moving two-parter. Great drama that made the Sci-Fi secondary to a very "human" story. Which is what good Sci-Fi really does!
Michael Baltimore MD
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Wow! Okay, now I'm impressed. Those are probably the best two eps I've seen on the show since season one. They're not quite up there with Empty Child/The Doctor Dances... but they're damned good. I really am pleased.
The supporting cast was all strong, though I give particular props to the nicely creepy person playing the son in the Family of Blood - that could've been goofy pretty easily, but he did an excellent job.
I also have to say that this is easily the strongest performance I've seen from Tennant. I would've thought that the romance and the inevitable dissolution of it would have been too cliche to get to me at all. But y'know what? It was sweet. It was affecting. I really felt BAD for him. I got involved emotionally in a way I haven't with Tennant thus far, and that's a wonderful thing.
The story was interesting, the villains and their scarecrow army were creepy, the writing was good, the guest acting was good, the Doctor was good... yay!
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