Well, I don’t have much hair, so it didn’t take me long to wash it. I ended up watching the next Angels episode and did not feel (unlike in previous weeks) that I’d wasted 45mins of my life and my licence fee.
This episode was better than the others. It was a bit of a rollercoaster and perhaps the ideas came too thick and fast – almost in a desperate manner. A lot of good stuff was wasted and thrown away really (even if they are referenced again in future episodes). And then they crammed in a big ‘character’ scene at the end of the episode to tell us how important Amy was – and that it wasn’t just Karen Gillian being a better actor than Matt Smith.
Okay, I’m being churlish with my comments above cos my patience has been worn mighty thin over the last four weeks (as thin as my hair… and I think Dr Who has been contributing to that too!). The BBC are trying very hard. And perhaps that’s the problem. They’re trying too hard. They should chill out a bit, take it in their stride and restore some aplomb to proceedings. Give Matt Smith time to develop the sort of panache Tennant had with his ‘Allons-y!’
But back to the Angels episode. Well, the angels ended up as fairly peripheral really. The big baddie of the piece was ‘time running out’ because of the ‘fire at the end of the universe’. It was all suitably apocalyptic but also utter hokum. Oh, of course, time can be ‘unwritten’ as well as ‘rewritten’. Why didn’t you say so? Well, that’s a metaphysical revelation rather than just semantics, isn’t it!
BBC stop spouting pseudo-scifi-sounding stuff and stick to some logical plot devices, could you? There were so many twists and turns that even a young person who drinks too much fizzy pop and has the world’s shortest concentration span would have been a bit turned about.
Oh, and Dr River Sung may kill Dr Who in the future. And there are vampires in Venice in the next episode. Oh, and Amy wants to have babies with the Dr. Did I miss anything? I probably blinked at one moment, so I have an angel in my eye, which is like a virtual screen where it’s imprinted, so if I close my eyes, it, like, turns off the power and shuts it down. Oh, why didn’t you say so? It’s obvious really, when you think about it.
If it weren’t for the vampires next week…