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Reviewer:
Justininferno
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  1.  Better but still not quite there ...

    Posted: 

    Series 6 was far, far better than the dire series 5, but Moffats overwhelming insistance to make his own mark is distracting - the River Song plot is done to death - does anybody care who she is?Indeed, fans had guessed months before the so called 'game changing' episode as to her identity. Many of us were expectng somehting far more original. And as for all this marrying the Doctor stuff.... hmmm. Let's just go against one of the major characteristics of the Doctor shall we? Its all been done now and needs to go but sadly she is back in series 7.
    Also... the Doctor himself. My Doctor wouldn't turn a blind eye to several lifeforms being gunned down as in the end of ep 2. Totally out of character and smacks f the author writing himself into a corner and not knowing how to get out of it properly. "Lets gun 'em down then!" Lazy. Would never have happend pre 2010.
    And the companions ... Amy is one of the most unlikeable companions ever - sits with Peri and Mel for me and Im so glad she is going. Rory however has actually developed! And is now one of the most fleshed out male companions ever - who'd have thought it?

    The best episodes of series 6 were those not handled by Moffat, these episodes seemed to be the freshest and without the hinderence of the annoying 'oh the Doctor is going to die again for the third year in a row' plotline seemed to flourish better.

    The only saving grace from the Moffat written scripts this year was the superb Madame Kovarian who has the potential to be the Servalan of Doctor Who. With the mighty Frances Barber in the role, she needs much better material - here is our new big bad!

    This series isn't bad ... its just struggling to indulge all the ideas presented - visually its great and looks glossy in places with some beautiful direction but sadly its still not fully recognisable as Doctor Who. Series 7 needs to bring back monsters. It needs better stories which make sense and needs to jettison the now boring story arc. It needs an older actress to play the companion and most of all it needs energy to reignite the waning interests of the regular viewer. This I'm not actually sure Moffat can deliver and I fear for the 50th anniversary which is in danger of not being special at all (at the current rate) ... but fingers crossed ...

  2.  a true edge of glory!

    Posted: 

    What to say about Lady Gaga's brand new offering ..... WOW!!!!! WOW!!!! WOW !!!! (can you tell I love it?)
    This dear purchaser is the 'pop' album of 2010 so far and you have to buy this in order to join the millions of people all around the world who will be playing this throughout the summer!
    There are too many highlights to mention - every song is full of Gagas unique style, musical sounds vary from electronic to pop to rock - diverse energies that will allow this record to sound fresh for a long time yet ....
    This album was well worth waiting for and deserves to be played ... loud and often! SUPERB

  3.  getting better ...

    Posted: 

    Following on from the dire, dull, boring and ratings disaster series 5 that this production team delivered, the 2010 'Christmas special' shifts tone slightly. A nice idea - but still delivered badly.
    It has to be said, the production values are gorgeous and the epsiode visually looks fantastic - so much better than series 5 - hopefully this glossy feel will continue into series 6. Bring the colour back!
    Plot wise however, a couple more rewrites could have had a more solid story ... fish?? why?? I just don't understand the relevance. A shark..? Eh? And as for the Doctor ... since when has the Doctor had the right to rewrite a mans history to suit his own needs? This is one character flaw I cannot agree with - does this mean that from now on the Doctor will be sooshing back and forwards in time to alter events to suit himself? (I thought he'd learn't his lesson from the events of him being Time Lord Victorious). Just doesn't sit right.
    At least though the dreadful Amy and Rory were absent and the story proved much better without them. Amy is the most annoying, know all, tarty companion ever and needs dropping off, out of the TARDIS asap and this episode proves it. She is not needed.
    Sterling performance from Michael Gambon (who surely must have been wondering what this plot was about) and Katherine Jenkins proved very capable and to top it all gets a lovely song to sing. Nice.
    Still, all this 'time can be rewritten' nonsense that hangs over from series 5 is now just a bit jarring and done to death. And even though I'd like to rewrite a lot of 2010 Doctor Who it is time to move on.
    I love Doctor Who ... I'm just not that keen on Doctor DW Who. But this episode was an improvement on the 2010 series and Im hoping that series 6 follows on from this....

  4.  small UK film ...HUGE worldwide impact

    Posted: 

    This film has to be a contender for one of the best British films made in recent years and certainly THE best of 2010.
    A beautifully written and directed script by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, this film captures the spirit of Britain in the early 1970s summer time fantastically. Not content with precise writing and directing, and not content with bringing together a simply brilliant production team who treat this project with care, love and attention, Gervais and Merchant go further by casting the absolutely perfect 3 main lead actors.
    Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan carry this picture completely. These are the lads you wish you could have grown up with and they bring these wonderful, believable guys to life allowing you to become so involved with their rites of passage and making you feel you are part of their adventure.
    An esssential film to buy right now! Superb.

  5.  small UK film ... huge impact

    Posted: 

    This film has to be a contender for one of the best British films made in recent years and certainly THE best of 2010.
    A beautifully written and directed script by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, this film captures the spirit of Britain in the early 1970s summer time fantastically. Not content with precise writing and directing, and not content with bringing together a simply brilliant production team who treat this project with care, love and attention, Gervais and Merchant go further by casting the absolutely perfect 3 main lead actors.
    Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan carry this picture completely. These are the lads you wish you could have grown up with and they bring these wonderful, believable guys to life allowing you to become so involved with their rites of passage and making you feel you are part of their adventure.
    An esssential film to buy right now! Superb.

  6.  Holes arrives in the 21st Century

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    I am writing this after broadcast of episode 2. I am 100% hooked.
    This new take on the Sherlock Holmes tradition is both familiar and new with lovely little touches that actually reassures the viewer that this is a character they have know in some way all their lives.
    This series could easily have been tacky and cheap - however, it shines with a well thought out and executed idea and you can see the dedication that the co creators, Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat, the producer, Sue Virtue and the directors have poured into it.
    The two leads are just superb with the amazing talents of Benedict Cumberbatch playing the hero with depth and care - just amazing. This man could play Holmes in any era. Martin Freeman plays the modern Watson as you would like him to be - no flippancy or comedy here, just a guy whos been through the wars - literally.
    Top notch performances.
    There is also a marvelous and well delivered 'series theme' ... that of the ultimate villain and already the tension is built up for the appearance of Moriarty, and I cannot wait..!
    Well written, paced, acted, filmed, and presented - this is a 21st Century police show with style and much better than any of its current police/detective counterparts. A true must have in your TV DVD/Blu ray collection. Stunning

  7.  Holmes arrives in the 21st Century

    Posted: 

    I am writing this after broadcast of episode 2. I am 100% hooked.
    This new take on the Shelock Holmes tradition is both familiar and new with lovely little touches that actually reassures the viewer that this is a character they have know in some way all their lives.
    This series could easily have been tacky and cheap - however, it shines with a well thought out and executed idea and you can see the dedication that the co creators, Mark gatiss and Stephen Moffat, the producer, Sue Virtue and the directors have poured into it.
    The two leads are just superb with the amazing talents of Benedict Cumberbatch playing the hero with depth and care - just amazing. This man could play Holmes in any era. Martin Freeman plays the modern Watson as you would like him to be - no flippancy or comedy here, just a guy whos been through the wars - literally.
    Top notch performances.
    There is also a marvelous and well delivered 'series theme' ... that of the ultimate villain and already the tension is built up for the appearance of Moriarty, and I cannot wait..!
    Well written, paced, acted, filmed, and presented - this is a 21st Century police show with style and much better than any of its current police/detective counterparts. A true must have in your TV DVD/Blu ray collection. Stunning.

  8.  Whole new way

    Posted: 

    Quite simply...STUNNING
    This is the sisters best album to date. All you need to know is that you need to buy this NOW and to enjoy it all year long.

  9.  Addicitve viewing

    Posted: 

    Whilst paying a nice resemblance to the original series, this version of V is about to really become a force in its own right. With nicely developed characters and modern day TV pacing, this familar storyline has had a breath of fresh air injected into it. Each episode leaves you wanting to know more meaning you actually do want to tune into the next episode.
    This is one series that will now continue to develop and go on its own course allowing new characters and situations to be introduced.
    Glossy and visual, V- series 1 (2010) is very highly recommended.

  10.  I need you now!

    Posted: 

    At last! Following the long wait for this release, Agnes' debut album is with us ... and well worth the wait it was.
    Along with dancefloor favourites 'release me' and 'I need you now' is a hefty collection of absolutely pure joyous pop. Each tune is vibrant, energetic and completely loved through its production and you can absolutely feel this. Some, like 'love love love' sound like upmarket Eurovision tunes, but you know what? It doesn't matter as they are just so good, crying out to be played on both the UKs radio stations and in its pubs and clubs.
    A wonderful first album and well recommended as an essential soundtrack to Summer 2010.