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Spoilers from here on out for the two part season 5 finale to Doctor Who.

The Pandorica Opens )

The Big Bang )
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My (spoilery) reaction to The End of Time Part 2 )

And now, we are free!  Free of Tenant's clenched teeth "acting" and RTD's Issues!  Free to enjoy episodes with plots that hang together, and dialog that doesn't constantly refer to prophecies, and memorable supporting characters!  Joyous day!



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Thoughts on Morgana in The Fires of Idiresholes )
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Spoilers for Merlin ep 2.11, The Witch's Quickening, below.

spoilers! )
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Here's how Russell T Davies's penultimate Doctor Who episode went down:
Circular logic is the best kind! Also, daleks. )

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I love Arthurian legend, but I cannot stand the old-school Christianity and sexism intermixed with it.  The whole "you lose your kingdom cuz your wife loves another man" plot is infuriating.  It's astonishingly stupid that pretty much all of King Arthur's problems are apparently because of non-marital sex.  For people with no problem with open relationships or childless marriages or pre-marital sex, the whole Tragedy of Arthur is pretty much a farce.  So despite my love, there are very few Arthurian tales I actually *like*: Mary Stewart's Crystal Cave series, Jo Walton's King series, the first two-thirds of The Once and Future King, a few others.  (And god, if you have other recommendations, PLEASE give them to me.)  The BBC's new "Merlin" has steered pretty clear of romance thus far, so they've avoided the usual pitfalls.  But Alas!

Spoilery thoughts on the 2.04 episode of "Merlin" below the cut.
Spoilers for Lancelot and Guinevere )

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