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I don't get BBC America, and the one VPN I found that actually worked turned out to be unethical, so I can't watch this, but did just read a review. Seriously, spoilers, so don't read this if you haven't seen it yet. I have no idea how to do cuts, either.

Anyway, so the Doctor makes a certain person immortal, because he hates losing people? Granted, he did not make Jack immortal, but he was unbelievably horrible to him after, which made me hate Ten with a passion. Now, it's okay? Now, he doesn't have a problem with someone who should not exist, who he can't even look at without feeling ill? Someone whose predecessor he abandons without a second thought, and then tries to 'fix up' as his last act before regenerating? "Here, you lost your lover and killed your grandson, but let me fix you up with Russell Tovey to make it all better, because even though I saved other companions loved ones, you only rate a fill-in." What? It's one thing if it's Jack, another if it's some cute little female? Not to mention deliberately condemning someone to losing everyone they ever love or care about? Or maybe we'll see Jack and this girl get together in the future, because Ianto was just another expendable, right? Oh, I am so over Doctor Who, regardless of how much I like Capaldi.

It still disturbs me no end that even though these people are fictional, and don't actually exist, they live in my head as if they were real, and cause such feelings of loss and anger. I may be a little crazy here, people. SciFi channel went stupid, and being desperate for anything scifi to watch, I fell into Torchwood. I have lived to regret it. Seriously.


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Oct. 19th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
I've watched the episode, and had the same thought as you. It seems completely preposterous to me that of all the people the Doctor would make immortal...it would be this random person in a random village, in a random episode. It felt totally out of character. And that's not even to mention the situation with Jack, and the other companions he's lost in the past, and just... The fundamental wrong-ness of him doing something like that. @_@ So... yeah. You're not alone. :/
Oct. 19th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Moffat is twisting Sherlock to be completely unlike Sherlock Holmes (seriously, John stays with a woman who shoots Sherlock? In what universe?), and is doing the same to the Whoverse. This is so OOC for the Doctor, after all the horrible things he said about Jack and the way he treated him after he became immortal,to just turn around and make someone immortal on purpose, and then give her the means to make a third person immortal, is not even plausible as an AU. What the hell are the writers thinking? They have killed both shows for me, like RTD did with Torchwood. Only he literally killed that show, and almost everyone on it. I like Mark Gatiss, but I think Moffat and RTD are just assholes.

Found an interesting discussion here:

Oct. 19th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I absolutely hear you on all of that. I will never understand why Moffat, who claims to be such a huge fan at heart just continuously feels the need to ruin these shows and these characters over and over again. It's like he's never seen an episode of DW or read Sherlock Holmes in his life XD;; I've been trying to give both shows the benefit of the doubt for a while now, but it's really hard. I actually thought this season of DW was pretty good until this happened, too. But yeah, it's really, really frustrating :/
Oct. 20th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
It's very disappointing. There's so little I actually want to watch on tv as it is, ruining perfectly good shows for what? Some sense of 'I am the big cheese here, I can make these characters behave however I want and forget anything that's gone on before' egotistical crap? I think you're getting moldy there, big cheese.
Oct. 20th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
Seriously. It definitely feels like some kind of bizarre power play at times with the stuff he pulls :/
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