March 17th, 2006

Val Spring 2010

OMG! I had a DREAM about Doctor Who last night!

And I guess this is why...!,0,74122.story?coll=mmx-television_heds
From the Chicago Tribune


It's worth checking into what's up with `Who'

Sid Smith, Maureen Ryan

March 17 2006

Best bets:

"Doctor Who," 8 p.m. Friday, Sci Fi Channel: Despite a few missteps, there's much to recommend this fast-paced edition of "Doctor Who," the first brand-new TV season of Britain's long-running "Who" franchise in many years. As the Doctor, a space traveler who pops all over the universe having adventures and fighting bad guys, Christopher Eccleston has a cheeky, spiky charm and more than a dash of sex appeal. As the Doctor's companion, Rose Tyler, English pop star-turned-actress Billie Piper brings a winning combination of dogged sincerity and working-class irreverence to her role. Having said that, it's a good thing that Sci Fi is running two episodes of this updated "Doctor Who" on Friday: The first episode starts out with promising chills, but the resolution of the paper-thin plot is far too predictable. And though the story in the second episode isn't terribly complex, the dialogue and pop-culture satire throughout is entertaining (who would have thought Britney Spears' "Toxic" would ever appear on a "Doctor Who" soundtrack?). All in all, new head "Who" writer Russell T. Davies has done the Doctor a service by making him a multilayered, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes troubled hero who's comfortable in modern-day, multicultural London -- and in the rest of the galaxy too, where evil never sleeps.

One day, I'll finally admit that I'm psychic.

(But not today!)

Soon, Cap'n Jack on my very own TV set (swoon)!
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