“A magic haddock,” the Doctor mentiond three times during Smile, the second episode of Series 10. He waits until the final five minutes to let Bill and the wayward colonists in on the reference. A scared and unhappy fisherman, upon catching a wish-granting fish, impulsively seeks relief from his fear by taking shortcuts. He wishes […]Read more "Shortcuts to Happiness Via Magic Fish 🐟 (Smile S10E2)"
First, before I make an attempt to write something interesting and psychologically enlightening, may I have a moment of squee? (Please brace yourself for far too many exclamation points.) It is awesomely cool when a main character in an episode of Doctor Who has your name! I know that Heather was most likely named after […]Read more "The Families We Make (The Pilot S10E1)"
If you are reading this blog post, you don’t need to be reminded that Series 10, premiering April 15, 2017, will be Peter Capaldi’s final one as The Doctor. Many people in fandom have described how fully and authentically P-Cap has embodied this role, bringing a depth and complexity to the character not seen in […]Read more "Just Jump…We’ll Catch You"
This week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, wasn’t about our beloved characters, nor did it seem to make much of a contribution to the Series’ story arcs. It did however, explore some real-world themes, unusual for Doctor Who. Immigration and terrorism seem to be the topics du jour. What interested me most about this episode was […]Read more "Psycholgical Scare Tactics-Zygon Style"
Finding something to love, purely, completely, unabashedly, a thing that just makes you smile for no reason at all other than it exists…and then giving yourself permission to love it….and the loving it…this changes us. It settles us. It counteracts the obsessive, frantic, guilt/shame/desperation inducing energy of modern life.Read more "Go Ahead…Squee. It’s Good For You"