The Top Ten Worst Things About Series 5 (in no particular order)   2 comments

1. THE UNEXPECTEDLY COLD BATH CHOIR

I doubt that I’ll be able to come up with ten bad things about the fabulous Series 5 but I’ll have a go.

I’ve never been one of those who are put off by Murray Gold’s music. It’s rarely been too loud for me as has been a constant complaint of some since the revival in 2005. However, my one misgiving regarding the new show’s music dates from when Murray Gold got hold of a choir. Like David Tennant’s performance as the Doctor, Murray Gold’s use of a choir is very John Lewis – Never Knowingly Underplayed.

Doctor Who survives its budget cuts by the fact that the show has always been about ideas rather than shiny bombast. If we’re going to have the thousand voice choir shrieking hysterically at the top of its lungs, we really need to have a bigger budget show. Otherwise it just comes across as empty bragging.

And nowhere is this  as annoying as when the choir does its impersonation of one thousand people simultaneously lowering themselves into one thousand bathtubs and discovering that the water is much colder than they’d bargained for.

HOH HOH HOH

HOH HOH HOH HOH HOH

HOH HOH HOH

HOH HOH HOH HOH HOH

Please, Murray, a bit more subtlety. Try to lean towards Chancellor Flavia going all ethereal in future instead of trying to be Star Wars.

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Posted October 8, 2010 by docwhom in Series Five 2010

2 responses to “The Top Ten Worst Things About Series 5 (in no particular order)

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  1. That is a good point.

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