Dec. 24, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST
oh deer; where to start. simply can't believe this is the guy that wrote Blackadder
Dec. 24, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST
That story serves to show that Curtis is a truly fantastic scribe. Hopefully, he does more Who soon.
Dec. 24, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST
They are saying that this one tugs at the heartstrings.
Dec. 24, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST
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Dec. 24, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST
...do me a favour! It's half really good and half padded dross. There's one good Spielberg film out this Xmas...and it ain't War Horse!!
Dec. 24, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST
Dec. 25, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST
Yeah, forty minutes of tedium chasing an invisible monster in the lead-up to the heartstring-tugging final few minutes showing a painter how much people will appreciate his art centuries after he's topped himself. To the tune of some wanky indie band that was popular at the time*. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, I'm sure. The people who enjoyed that risible episode are the same people who shed a tear at Sally the Cyberman being converted on her wedding day. Such a load of utter bollocks. *Perhaps they're still popular, whoever they are. They all sound like the same shoegazing, student-friendly twattery to me.
Dec. 25, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST
the american counterpart tries hard but it's just a pale uninspired imitation.
Dec. 25, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST
the scene when the Doctor tooks Van Goth to the present and he realises that he seen as the greatest painter ever, it's beyond moving. it's tear time! fantastic scene, fantastic episode, just perfect TV.
Dec. 25, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST
Dec. 26, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST
That's not "a small masterpiece of television", that's BAFTA-pandering, emotion-manipulating bullshit.
Dec. 26, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST
Nonsense. i'm completly allergic to schmaltz, which is one of the reasons why i detest JarJarAbrams's PUSSY ASS TREK so much. Vicent And The Doctor is not schmaltz to win awards, it's the real deal. i'm sorry you can't apreciate it, you are missing out one of the best dramatic moments in TV SF.
Dec. 27, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST
Bollocks, Scratchmonkey. I think Vincent and the Doctor was one of the highlights of the updated Who. Sentiment has to be earned if you're going to tackle a subject as broad as mental illness (particularly if you're going to do it in the framework of what is essentially a kid's TV show), but I think Curtis and Moffet did a beautiful job. The scene when Amy and the Doctor went back to the gallery was just amazing. I'm in awe of the updated Doctor Who, having never been much of a fan of the 'classic' series. It consistently surprises me with it's exceptional writing, but what surprises me more is when people just don't recognise it for what it is.