probably the big bad for the next series

If you ever feel bad about yourself remember that if you were a fictional character people would probably love you for all your flaws and quirks and mannerisms that you probably hate.

This  mini series was amazing. The ending a little rushed but overall some of the strongest story driven AT episodes imo. I loved that lsp was still all hot and bothered by Finn. I also liked LSP, a character who really hasn’t done anything with her life,  was the key to saving the day. I like how Normal man was scolding Betty in the end. And i liked ice kings little speech to Betty about being his own person. Also WTF that ending with Jake? On one hand I’m happy Jake’s shape shifting parent seems to be the next story thing, i was afraid that was one they wouldn’t have time for. on the other hand I’m so worried about Jake. What if something bad happens to him? I know they probably wont kill him for obvious reasons, but also a big part of the series has been Finn growing up while Jake gets older Soooooooo????!? Plus AT has gotten away with some pretty dark shit. Like Finn loosing his arm twice, some heavy emotion stuff involving Finn’s parents, and pretty much every Lich episode. Like i said, i don’t think they’d make Jake croak, but there is a little part of me that says they may be gutsy enough to do it. 10/10 mini series. Not as emotional as Islands but every bit as good.

“My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs. I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me—it’s the most normal thing about my life right now. Even telling you this much probably isn’t smart. But without my big mouth, no one would know that a seventeen-year-old who likes Death Cab for Cutie was responsible for the murders. No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count. And it’s important that you know, so you’re not next.”

The way that Moffat runs the show, it really only warrants two full watch-throughs.

Like, all of his seasons are anchored on these big reveals, and once you know the reveal, you just watch it one more time to notice foreshadowing, and then that’s it. Once you know the big reveal, it kind of ruins all the buildup on subsequent watches.

Series 5 you have the question of what the cracks are, once you get the ‘final’ answer, there’s no mystery, but the season depends on that mystery.

Series 6 had ‘Who is River Song?’ and ‘Who killed the Doctor?’ and once you get those answers, watch it one more time and the story is uninteresting.

Series 7A had…nothing, really, just showed the Ponds having fun with the Doctor.

Series 7B had the ‘Impossible Girl’ mystery.

Series 8 had Missy (though one of the first guesses people thought of turned out to be true, so it wasn’t much of a mystery), though this one is the most innocent, as it didn’t really matter who Missy was for the season, this one is more like RTD’s way (talked about next).

I much prefer how RTD did it. His series barely ever worried about what was happening in the finale. There were brief mentions, quick references, and that was it.

Series 1 had the Bad Wolf stuff.

Series 2 had the Doctor and Rose constantly talk about how they’ll be together forever, and had them occasionally be torn away from each other briefly before meeting up again, though you’d probably only realize that theme is important after finishing the series.

Series 3 had Harold Saxon mentions.

Series 4 had Rose show up every now and then.

The big mysteries are minute details throughout the series, as opposed to things that are constantly beaten into your head for how important they are. They’re just there, and make you think a little as to why it showed up all the time. I much prefer that way.

Let’s not have mystery novels that are spoiled when you know the ending.

Let’s have other novels that just have a bit of foreshadowing here and there.