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29 October 2011 @ 03:38 pm
Advice on British Shows?  
So I signed up for the British TV Technical Challenge that marcasite is holding, but I haven't seen a whole lot of any of the shows, except Sherlock and the first season of Merlin.  Recommendations on which show to start watching? 

Poll #1790835 Show Recs

Which British show should I watch next?

Being Human
2(25.0%)
Doctor Who
2(25.0%)
Downton Abbey
0(0.0%)
Luther
2(25.0%)
Merlin
1(12.5%)
Miranda
0(0.0%)
Misfits
0(0.0%)
Sherlock
0(0.0%)
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
0(0.0%)
Torchwood
1(12.5%)
 
 
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smilesincsmilesinc on October 30th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Starting with 11 and the Ponds is fair enough. I do so love that trio!

The Cybermen are not my favorite villains, but if you're introduced to the Weeping Angels in series 5, that's not their best episode. My favorite Weeping Angels episode is in series 3 (which is actually my least favorite series) with Martha and 10 - but it's about someone else (not them). It's called Blink - for a stand-alone, it's fantastic.

I love the Ponds, but they tie for favorite companion with Donna Noble (series 4) who was with 10 right before he became 11. Donna Noble is played by comedienne Catherine Tate, so she brings a lot of humor to the show. So if you ever decide to go backwards, definitely don't miss series 4.

When I was student teaching, my cooperating teacher said she couldn't watch series 2-4 because of David Tennant. She saw him HP4 and said he gave her the creeps as Barty Crouch Jr, and she just couldn't see him as the Doctor. So I kept trying to get her to watch series 5 (because of Matt Smith) but she was worried she had missed too much. Maybe I'll e-mail her and tell her others have started with 5.

And the fic - I understand, we all get busy! Don't stress yourself over it. I remember taking FOREVER to get back to you on some of your Se Salva chapters.
smilesincsmilesinc on October 30th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Also, the River Song storyline starts (ends?) in an two-parter in series 4 with Donna Noble called "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead" which is also really, really clever.