2010-06-05 19:55:11 UTC
Why did it have to have a monster in it? Why couldn't it have been a purely
historical story for once and made the presence of a monster, or a
manifestation of Van Gaugh's madness ambiguous?
It did a good job recreating Van Gough's paintings in real life. Of course
an 8 year old child could have painted pictures just as good as those of Van
Gough's if not better, but would an 8 year old in 1889 have had access to
all the new fangled bright colour paint. I wonder if any schools from the
time still have their former pupils artwork for comparison. That said Van
Gough still outperforms today's modern so-called artists who's creations can
be bettered by an 8 year old monkey let alone an 8 year old child, and the
thing about Van Gough is that while the portrait and landscape painters of
his time always used dark dreary colours which hardly resembled most peoples
perceptions of the things they were depicting, Van Gough's colours stayed
true to life and give a better feeling of actually being there in the time
than the works of most other artists since the fall of the Roman Empire. In
fact if he'd lived in Roman times he would have made a pretty good mural
The trip around the museum was reminiscent of City of Death with Bill Nighy
in the John Cleese part, but the part when the Doctor took Van Gough to see
the exhibition of his paintings was ruined by Murry Gold's awful music.
I've had enough of hearing the same old Murry Gold themes repeated over and
over and over again, and always in places where they don't belong. If Murry
Gold wants to write 5th rate 60's Brit Pop why doesn't he go and do it
somewhere else instead of inflicting it on Doctor Who? It's about time
Doctor Who had a new composer.
Could have been improved without the futile attempts at comedy. Matt Smith's
Doctor is not Edmund Blackadder and Richard Curtis's gags seemed to be
written to be performed that way and fell flat because there is no way Matt
Smith was going to change his character into that of Rowan Atkinson just for
Oh, and no sign of Amy's crack.
Next week looks like it's going to be Doctor and Companion light. I hope I'm