Monday, 29 September 2008

Down with ABC

All week I have been waiting for the finale of Dr Who. It was really good but ... and this is a big BUT! As mentioned in a previous blog I went onto the net and started looking for the spoilers. I came across video after video of them (all of them pretty much the same). I probably saw a good 10-25 mins worth of the show in these clips. I must say I was most unimpressed when only 30 seconds of those clips aired. I am certain ABC cut the show short. In fact I was positive. In the spoiler clips Rose was very jealous of Sarah Jane but at the same time realised that Sarah Jane's fate (being in love with the Dr but also being dumped back on earth waiting for him to return) was the same fate she may endure. None of this was in last nights show and the very first time the two meet face to face Sarah Jane says "hello again," to which Rose replies with a big grin. Correct me if I am wrong but not once has Rose previously met Sarah Jane or vice versa so why would Sarah be saying "hello again!" ABC must think viewers are stupid if they thought we would miss that. They probably thought "oh its in an action scene, no one will notice it."

Okay had my whinge. Aside from that it was a great show. Catherine Tate as Donna did her best acting in this show. I especially loved the banter with the second Dr when she was coming to terms with who he was. The fact that in the end she had to lose all her memories of the Dr and their adventures in order to live was sad. Thanks to her mother always telling her how stupid she was, she believed it. I just loved how the Dr told her mother at the end that Donna was, for a few minutes, the most important woman in the universe. Her mother said "she always will be, she is my daughter." The Dr then replied in a tone that was meant as a reprimand, "Then maybe you should tell her that more once in a while!"

I just loved that. So many parents now days take their children for granted, or belittle them in ways that can ruin their self esteem more than a bully at school can. One of my friends once told me that when her mother was angry she would say, "I love you but I don't have to like you." How cruel is that. I have also gone through similar. To certain members of my family I am a stupid klutz with no common sense, so naturally when I am around them that is how I feel and what I become. I am just lucky I am on the other side of Australia to them now.

Anyway, great show, a lot we can learn from it and I can't wait till this season is on DVD so that I can watch the final show again and see if indeed things were edited!

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