Promo shot of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor with her three companions grouped around her. They're all wearing the formalwear they were in in Spyfall.

Adding to the Pile of Good Things: New Doctor Who

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who

Yes, I know I’ve already talked about Doctor Who in this series, and I know I put a quote from Doctor Who at the beginning of every post in this series, and I know I like Doctor Who far more than is reasonable, but listen. Just the other day we had the first new Doctor Who in a year! A year!

And not only that, but it was amazing. Amazing!

It’s been a rough few weeks. My health has got worse again. My brain is thinking all the bad thoughts and I don’t know how to stop it. So being able to watch part one of Spyfall, which was exciting and funny and full of joy, was a pure delight. I loved everything about it. Obviously there’s that amazing twist at the end, which I did not see coming (to be fair, I never see the twist coming) and which continues to work brilliantly when you watch the whole thing again.

But there was so much other amazing stuff. The companions trying to juggle their ordinary lives with their Tardis lives, hinting that at some point this season they’re all going to have to think seriously about how they want to deal with that going forward. All the brilliant stuff Yaz got to do; she was so underserved last season. How brilliantly paced the whole thing felt, with lots of action and fast-moving adventure, but also beautiful quiet moments when they were needed. The Doctor in among the Tardis’s innards! How good it all looked. The excellent acting. The fact that I’m absolutely dying to know what’s going to happen next.

The whole thing was such a delight and it’s still making me happy every time I think about it – something I’m sorely in need of just now! Plus, part two tonight!

May your pile of good things grow ever larger.

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