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Rate "Love And Monsters"

Post by Patrick on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:25 am

Series 2 started the trend of the "Doctor-lite" stories. In this first story to feature very little of the Doctor, we meet Elton, who is plagued as an adult by a chance childhood encounter with the Doctor.

What did you think of it?

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Re: Rate "Love And Monsters"

Post by Nick Barlow on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:17 am

5/5, obviously - RTD brilliantly writes around all the limitations imposed on him, and the script is one of the best examples in TV of an unreliable narrator.

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Post by Zoltar on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:38 am

Elton: When you're a kid, they tell you it's all "grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it". But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.

I remember seeing this episode for the first time with little or no knowledge of it. Didn't know it was going to be a "Doctor-lite" or any of that, just sat down and watched it. What a surprise it was, like no DW episode I'd ever seen before. I love an unreliable narrator, it's a great device. It was used to excellent effect here.

5/5 from me as well.

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Re: Rate "Love And Monsters"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:30 am

Wrinklydom has always had a special place for L&M, so I'm not suprised to see it rating so well (to date anyway).

So offbeat, so strange, and the paving slab as well. I've given it 4/5. Smile

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Re: Rate "Love And Monsters"

Post by Patrick on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:39 am

Who am I to argue with the C=O's assessment of the special place we Wrinklies hold L&M? Elton as the narrator of the story; Offbeat, quirky characters. Jackie Tyler for once showing us there's more to her than a first impression glance might reveal. And our first big walk down memory lane of all those alien invasions of the last two years.

Brilliant stuff. 5/5

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Re: Rate "Love And Monsters"

Post by barnaby morbius on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:01 am

splendid- the fact that so many fans hate it makes me like it even more.

4 because i think the direction could have been better...and the monster too.
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