I have decided to delay the remake reaping part and jump ahead into my newest installment of my site. Kaiju Vu is my new review segment that I have made up that will deal with giant monster movies! This will not involve with tv shows, since that’s what Rerunagade is for. My first movie that I have chosen will be Gojira (Godzilla), just to test the waters at how I will do. Some of you who reads this might be thinking that this has anything to do with the newest Godzilla movie that is coming out soon. Kaiju Vu has nothing to do with the movie that will soon be released from now, but it did inspire me of doing movie reviews of one of my favorite genres in the film industry. I don’t know when I will start releasing my first review of Gojira, but it’s going to happen!
It took me some time to recover from my hatred from that other show that must never be mentioned again, but now I’m up and ready for another review! This one is going to be an interesting post for me to put on my site as I review an episode of Rosanne called Heart and Soul. My reasoning behind reviewing this is because this episode, believe it or not, had something to do with Doctor Who. Back in 1989, Doctor Who was cancelled. Many Whovians were hoping for years to come that the show might come back again. Luckily, Fox gave the okay for a TV movie to be made as a pilot for Doctor Who. Three problems on why it failed:
The scheduling was terrible. I have heard some people who wanted to watch the movie ended up not watching it because Fox didn’t do a good job. Either that, or Fox didn’t care at all for the movie.
The ratings for Rosanne: Heart and Soul crushed the TV movie.
Most people who have seen the Doctor Who TV movie are very negative towards it, saying it contradicted itself and it had cheesy performances. According to the score on Rotten Tomatoes, even though the critics have said nothing about the movie, there is a 48% from the audience.
Both the Doctor Who TV movie and Rosanne were aired at the same night. Both were obviously different from each other, but only one became dominant. When I first saw the Doctor Who TV movie, I kind of saw where the hatred came from. But overall, I really liked the TV movie. The movie was able to give Sylvester McCoy his departure (even though it was pretty cruel), Paul McGann was great as the Doctor in the movie, and this movie revealed what is arguably the best TARDIS interior the show has ever had!
Personally, this is my favorite TARDIS interior!
Even my brother, who does not care for watching the Classic Who series likes this movie and says that he is happy to see this film being part of the timeline.
When I first heard that Heart and Soul beat the TV movie in ratings, I was very curious at first. I wanted to know whether or not if this episode was better than the Doctor Who TV movie. But when I first heard about this episode, I didn’t know the title. As a matter in fact, not that many people who talk about this episode knows the title. Many people just call Heart and Soul “Dan’s Heart Attack”episode. Even the former Doctor Who Magazine assistant editor and writer, Scott Gray, calls it that when he was writing on his reflections on the 8th Doctor Who comic issue of “Prisoners of Time.” For the longest time, until a couple of weeks ago, I finally know what this episode is called.
As for my thoughts on Rosanne. I have seen this here and there as a kid when my mom watched it, but I never put any thought into watching it for my leisure. Even when it first aired on Nick @ Nite in the 2000s, I still watched it here and there. So, no. I was never a fan of the show, but I did manage to find some funny moments in Rosanne. But just recently, I finally came back into this show just to watch this episode and find out if Heart and Soul was better than the TV movie pilot.
Just to fill in some back story, this episode starts right after Darline’s wedding episode (which I might cover in the future) marrying David Healy, played by John Galecki.
Wow. Talk about before and after.
On the end of the episode, Dan starts to get a heart attack, even after the whole episode of him having medical issues that he didn’t reveal to anyone. Now that I have that covered, I can finally lead you into today’s episode.
It starts off with the Conner family and David rushing into the hospital where Dan was taken into, and Rosanne was asked what happened. Rosanne knew nothing at this moment while being concerned, worried, and just confused as she still can’t believe that Dan is in the hospital in a serious situation. If there is something that I should note right away, it’s that Rosanne Arnold is not well known for being subtle in anything that she’s been in. Shes more OUT THERE and LOUD, as well as being kind of crazy. She’s more of a comedic actress, and these are something that everyone is fixated upon when it comes to Rosanne. However, in this episode, she’s more subtle than anything I have ever seen her in. It almost feels like an alien nation to me. I will get more into this subject later on.
Rosanne finally gets to speak with Dan for a few moments, telling what happened, such as playing around with the ambulance siren, and bringing DJ in to say that he saved Dan’s life. Rosanne tells Dan that his heart attack was minor, but from looking at the machinery, he thinks it’s worse that minor. Rosanne decides to stay in the hospital overnight, tells the whole family to go back home, and get rid of the food that was left in the reception, because if there is one thing that we don’t ever want, it’s leftover food that can feed at least more than half an orphanage!
And the rest of the children who survived the famine that day were eaten by the two cows.
DJ couldn’t bring himself to go home, so he stayed in the hospital. Because of Dan’s heart attack, Darline and David cancelled their honeymoon, and have to live in the Conner’s basement, says Rosanne. Growing up, I never thought that Darline was funny. I used to think that she was kind of blah to me. But now that I have grown up, I kind of understand her dead-pan sense of humor. Her husband, David, on the other hand, never stood out to me. But I didn’t see that much from him. So at this moment, I can only say little about him until I see more of him to make up my definitive opinion about him. What’s that? you want to know what I think about John Galecki in The Big Bang Theory? Oh, HAHAHAHA!!! -I have no idea what you’re talking about. Becky was a character you would either have the hots for, or someone you would love to hate. She irritated me as a kid, and I don’t see any reason to change my mind today. For years, and years, and years I have wonder why they switched actresses for Becky. From what I have found out about it, Becky went to college in the 5th season, being Lecey Goranson’s last episode. At least it was suppose to be. The producers felt that they wanted to bring Becky back into the show, but Goranson was unavailable to play the role. Because of this reason, they chose Sarah Chalke to fill in the role from season 6 to 7. Lecey Goranson was finally free to come back as Becky in season 8, but there were moments where the show kept going back and forth with both Goranson and Chalke to play the role. In the final season, the show called it quits on this idea and had Chalke as Becky. Believe me, the show itself was aware of this problem too.
I kind of like DJ. He’s fun. Yeah, that’s all I have to say about that.
After Rosanne talks about the 96 elections, being entertained by Bush senior losing the election, Dan asks her to leave the room as he asks God to just bring him out of his condition. Rosanne also chit-chats with God to out of the pain she’s going through, blames Him, but then realizes that it was her and her family’s fault for feeding Dan unhealthy food. This may seem cliche, but this moment does shed the best performances between John Goodman and Rosanne Barr. I am aware that John Goodman has done some serious roles, and they might be really good. This moment proves to me that he can deliver a really good, dramatic performance. The same can be said for Rosanne Barr. I have never in my life seen her perform like this before, but I’m glad that I can see a side of her that I have never seen. I am now convinced that she can be a really good actress, and I have seen other episodes where she can still deliver.
And then we get to the fun part of the episode, because you have to remember that this is still a sitcom. Plus, this scene works out really well.
I truly believe that this is the highlight of the episode. The humor is spot on, it’s very positive compared to the rest of the episode, and it’s something that I can remember this episode for. Even on the last minute of this episode, Dan tells Rosanne that he has never cheated on her before and tried to tell “just in case…”, but she stops him before he finishes. Rosanne tells Dan that the moment he started to have a heart attack was the first time in 25 years that she has felt helpless. And then, the episode just ends like that.
Now that I have finally watched Heart and Soul, I can safely state my opinion on which one I like better, between this and the Doctor Who TV movie. Well, the TV movie does have some things in it that I did not like, such as Chang Yee. I thought the movie could have done better without him. I didn’t like how they killed off McCoy in this. I just thought it looked incredibly cruel. But the rest of the negatives are just minor nip picks to me which makes it really hard for me to not like the movie as a whole. Heart and Soul, on the other hand, I can’t find a single thing to complain about. I thought this episode was really good. If this episode was aired a day before or after the Doctor Who TV movie, then yeah. I wouldn’t try to say that Heart and Soul is better. If you guys have not seen the Doctor Who TV movie, go on Amazon or Ebay and buy the movie. If you are not fully sure if you want to buy the movie, go on Youtube and watch the movie. Believe me, it’s not a bad movie. I love it, and I can watch it any day. Heart and Soul is also a must see as well for those of you who are not into Rosanne. Like I said, I’m not a fan, but maybe I will cover another episode in the future. As for now, I will give my score for this episode:
Personally, I could have given it a 5/5, if I was a fan. What’s next? I don’t know.
Whenever people bring up what they hate in life, they would sometimes make a scene about it. Sometimes, it doesn’t look like a big deal in front of your eyes, making you wonder why it makes him/her so mad. And sometimes, they have every right to be angry about it to express their hatred. A lot of those times is because some people do it when they are in their character (Nostalgia Critic, Cinema Snob, Angry Video Game Nerd, etc.). I have had those moments, and I will admit that I have gone overboard without thinking. There hasn’t been a single thing in my past that I have thrown a fit about on what I hate that hurt me before. But in this case, High School USA! has hurt me to the point that I will never see this show again.
If you want to talk about a show that is, not only garbage, but also an entire landfill that is so big that it can be it’s own nation, High School USA! would be the name of it. Just seeing how outrageously foul this show is trying to be by trying to make fun of the current generation of high school students (which I would love to do) is all ruined in this show. The characters are irritating and hard to sit through, the written dialog would make Adult Swim blush, and the animation is kind of questionable for me, but I will get to that in a sec. I have seen so much shows in the past that I consider to be bad, like Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, but High School USA! makes me want to watch them again.
Just in case a lot of you guys who are reading this are safely living under a rock not knowing what High School USA! is, then feel greatfull that you made this far without not knowing what this show is. If you are still living on this beautiful green and blue planet and have never seen a single second of this show, then you are a survivor. But unfortunately, I need to explain what this show is. In the fall of 2013, Fox now made a late night block that is kind of like their own version of Adult Swim for those who can’t afford cable. This was called Fox ADHD. If that sounds familiar to you, look up Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles. Some people like those videos, but I don’t really care for them. Fox ADHD’s first show that they aired was Axe Cop. I didn’t find it funny, which disappointed me. I don’t think it’s bad, but I don’t think its good either. I just don’t see enough material for me to watch some more or do a review of it.
As for High School USA!, there was a lot for me to hate from the first episode that I saw. Sexting. If you think that the title automatically means sexual masterbation from phones, oh believe me. You’re pretty wrong about that. This episode starts off with 5 of the main characters in a diner called “Le American Diner”, for some reason. The main characters are
Marsh, the lead of the show,
Amber, the worst irritating blonde of all time (and yes, I will elaborate further with this),
and Blackstein. No, I did not make that name up to make fun of him. Blackstein is a real name. However, I felt as if this show wanted to use that name to make fun of this character. I can’t prove it, but that’s what this whole character feels like to me, from his race, to him being a stereotypical dork. And by the way, he’s being played by Nathan Barnatt. The man who I used to like, until he kind of gave up the whole Keith Apacary craze, and stayed with making, well…….something that is not Keith Apacary. Wish he went back to doing Keith Apacary videos.
So, Amber is getting ready for one of their old friends, Brent, who is coming back as a student in High School USA. Amber only has one problem: she has never seen his penis, and doesn’t believe that they exist, but she still wants to see one. Now you know what this episode is about. And then we get the opening title screen, showing me the creator of the show, Dino Stamatopoulos. Dino Stamatopoulos is the writer of MADTv, Community, and for several late night talk show host, such as David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Not only that, but according to IMDb, he also wrote for 7 episodes of Mr. Show, which I have seen almost one episode, and I thought that what I saw was hilarous!
Yes, you did see both Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. Always wondered what they were both doing before Arrested Development and Breaking Bad? Wonder no more.
By the way, before I go any further, when I first went into this show I went with an open mind, not knowing what this show was going to be about. I only saw this just because I saw that this was playing after Ax Cop and see what kind of shows ADHD was going to air, wondering if this was going to be like Adult Swim or not. Plus, I don’t care for Adult Swim anymore. So keep that in mind as you read my pain and anguish.
After the intro is done, we get to my point of what I said about Amber being the worst irritating blonde ever. Amber’s character is this same blonde stereotype mentality, who dresses in pink, sleeps in a room full of pink, and speaks in the same kind of lingo that almost every blonde stereotype that you have ever seen, with “whatever” or “like, totally!” The scene after the credits shows Amber having a conversation with her mom. This scene alone sums up what I hate about her, and worse yet, her mother talking exactly like Amber. Amber’s mom is dressed up like her, acts just like her, and thinks just like her too.
And Amber’s mom approves of her seeing Brent’s willy. This is making both Rose and Jackie Tyler from Doctor who look likable. No one is suppose to make me say or think that. Thank you very much High School USA! I hope you are happy to make the impossible possible. Now I can no longer think that Rose Tyler is the worst thing in the entire world!
Amber and Cassandra both have a conversation in the restroom stall of all places to talk about Brent. Why in the restroom stall? I don’t know. The rest of the girls are talking about a subject that is relatable in the restroom. All Cassandra is doing is using the toilet, which Amber can do the same thing in the other stall. Amber doesn’t want Cassandra to show anyone else about the penis, just to have her study it. Yeah, I don’t get it at all. Not only that, but do these two think that these restroom stalls are sound proof? I would be amazed if they are. I say that because there are two other women right outside in front of the sinks. The other two are talking about penises, and because Cassandra is through with people just hearing about penises sizes, she told them to take pictures of them and send them. And she did just that. So every girl in the school sees this, and Amber does not like this for one bit. But everyone else starts to see Brent’s penis, including the lunch ladies, which should get their attention to tell to the principal so he can figure out who took and send the picture to.
Marsh thinks a solution up to save Brent’s life, and this is where I think is the greatest low of the show. His plan is to have every male high school student to take cell phone pictures of their penises, and send them to the girls. I did a research on Jonathan Goldwater, the creator of Archie comics, just because I wanted to see if he had anything to do with this show or if he said anything about High School USA! My reason is because the most commented thing about High School USA! is how this show is suppose to be a spoof of Archie. I never read a single Archie comic before in my entire life, nor do I find any interest. But I have found no comments from Goldwater about this show. However, if this is really suppose to be a direct spoof of Archie, then I can safely say that I am looking forward to the other horrible spoof movies that are coming out this year, because this moment that Marsh just showed me will make me want to watch A Haunted House 2. Just the fact that he wants Brent to stop feeling humiliated by telling all the guys in the men’s locker room to show all the girls their family jewels makes all of the Scary Movie movies watchable. I feel very stupid not to figure out that this is a spoof of Archie, but being done in the most disgusting and immature way possible.
Amazingly enough, the reality that this world lives in has no shame or morality as every guy in the locker room accept’s Marsh’s plan to take pictures of their penises. I could make some comical suggestions out of sarcasm on what they would rather do at this point, but I don’t want to give them any ideas. Plus, from what I just seen, they would do it, blindly and willingly. But in the next day, Cassandra says that after she has seen the massive amount of wood that was posted and sent to her, she said that she feels like she should call the police. She said that with concern and shock. Remember, this is coming from the same girl who started all of this. Marsh is the only one who hasn’t taken a picture of his penis, only because he can’t get it rock solid. Blackstein thought this was just to make Brent’s penis not look ugly by comparison, not make it uglier than everyone else, but nobody acknowledges it. Marsh does manage to get a metal rod on the end with having both Cassandra and Amber in the same car together. The two girls helped gave Marsh an erection by getting along with each other. Remember boys and girls, if you experience something wrong in your chonies, that’s probably because your mom is finally getting along with her sister-in-law! I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence.
So, this whole episode ends with Marsh’s penis being sent to everyone else in their school, hoping that this would bring the whole justice department to turn High School USA! into one big prison. And all of the pictures gave Brent dick cancer, causing him to die, according to Blackstein. This ending made this whole episode pointless, wasted my time, and ends with all of the pictures being posted and censored on the credits. They all look like rejected Tetris pieces.
And that was High School USA! It felt like I watched a tragedy before my eyes! I know that these episodes only last for less than 15 minutes, but they feel like a full 30 minutes. This show, created by the same guy who writes for both Lettermen and O’Brien, is not only the worst thing I have ever seen from him, but THE WORST TV SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! It was a hard watch, it had no redeemable moments, and not one joke made me laugh. I find this whole reality impossible for me to accept as a spoof, since there doesn’t seem to be a right or a wrong. It made me feel unclean just watching it, as well as being embarrassed watching it alone. I’m glad that this was the last time I will ever watch High School USA!, and I will move on to reviewing something else.
For my first review of Rerunagade, I decided to choose a recent episode from Doctor Who because, A, I’m a massive fan, and B, this episode was horrible. Sure, this episode has many fans who loved it, but it has little amount of people who hated it. Remember, just because a lot people likes one thing doesn’t mean you will or have to like it too. I am one of those who didn’t like this episode, but it wasn’t that big of a deal to me at start, because I knew that there was something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. This is, of course, my opinion on Asylum of the Daleks.
First things first, I think I should give some of you some information about Doctor Who if you don’t know what this show is about (skip this paragraph if you already know). The main character is the Doctor, who is now close to 2,000 years old, and he is an alien called a Time Lord from the planet Galifrey. He can regenerate when he’s about die, and he can change into a different appearance when he regenerates. He travels inside of a time machine called TARDIS(Time And Relevant Dimension In Space), which is bigger on the inside, but smaller on the outside. He time travels in different locations in time and space, and he travels with one or more companions, but usually with one. He goes off into different destinations, fighting against different alien races that tries to threaten him or someone he cares about. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s get to business!
Like I just said, I wasn’t sure at first about why I didn’t like Asylum of the Daleks in the first place. I thought it was forgettable, even though Steven Moffat tried to make this as an unforgettable Dalek episode. Moffat wanted make the Daleks to be as creepy as they were before in the classic era of Doctor Who, but brought some of us into utter confusion of continuity errors that I will get into. Yes, you probably don’t tend to think, or look for, or see, or even even try to search for errors in your entertainment (aka, nip picking), but you will learn things from this.
The episode starts in the biggest plot hole this show has to offer: IN PLANET SKARO!!! For those of you who don’t know, the Dalek planet of Skaro was last seen in Remembrance of the Daleks, where it was destroyed in a supernova. Actually, I have heard, but not read, that in War of the Daleks book, the return of Skaro was explained. So maybe that wasn’t a plot hole at all. But the planet Skaro in this one looks desecrated and abandon. Why? Why go through all of the trouble by bringing back Skaro but leave it in ruins? That’s like if New York City was destroyed by a huge tsunami and finally got the funding and permission to make it livable, but do nothing to repair it. You may think I’m just nip picking, but I’m just barely getting started with the stupidity of this episode. The Doctor meets with a woman in a huge building that looks like a Dalek, saying that she escaped from a prison camp of some sort. The Doctor doesn’t believe her, because there is no one in history who ever escaped from a Dalek prison before. She then reveals herself as a woman who was then taken over by a Dalek, by revealing the Dalek lens from her forehead and Dalek gun from the palm of her right hand. I’m not sure if Steven Moffat was trying to bring back the human slave thing from Dalek Invasion of Earth, where the invading Daleks uses the captured humans to become their mind slaves.
I have no idea why the Doctor never asked who she is or anything else about her (like why she’s wearing high heels for an escape prisoner), but I will have more things to complain about than that, like what I’m about to complain about next.
The scene then follows by Amy Pond doing a photo shoot, which you would expect from seeing her advertisement on Closing Time. What you would never expect is a dark, but bad twist right away! Rory and Amy are getting a divorce! Dun-dun-DUUUUUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!! Some people have their explanation on when Amy and Rory are getting a divorce, but I have some problems with this part. My biggest problem was that I did not see this coming when I first saw this episode. I was told, then saw later on to understand this a little more, that in the four part mini episodes Pond Life they were starting to have some issues, which had to automatically mean getting a divorce. Just because they started to have some conflict, doesn’t mean it has to be a divorce. That could be anything. It shows Rory leaving Amy in a hurry, and Amy was begging for him to stay. But that can also mean he might go after some dangerous situation with an offer that he made with the Godfather. So, no. I’m not okay with this whole divorce, and if you are thinking that this was Rory’s decision, trust me. The reveal will only get worse.
Amy and Rory are being captured by the Daleks (for some reason), along with the Doctor to, not kill them all, but to save the Daleks. The reason for why I don’t understand why Amy and Rory are being captured is because the Daleks could have captured anyone else to help the Doctor. Their decision of what they did with Skaro was stupid, their decision here is stupid, and this will get worse. I will say that the Daleks in this shot is amazing, and it was one of the things that made me want to see this episode.
As a matter in fact, if you have ever seen MrTARDISreviews of this episode, I agree with him that the production design of this episode is great. I truly love the work that was put to making this episode look good. Its just a shame that all the great sets was put into Asylum of the Daleks. The other thing that I like seeing in this episode are the Russel T. Davies Dalek designs. I always thought they looked spectacular! This place that the Doctor, Amy and Rory are in is called the Dalek Parliament, which I thought was just silly for the Daleks to have. The show never had the need to have one to begin with, so why now? Plus, if you’re going to have a Dalek parliament, then why not put it in Skaro? Anyway, the Dalek Prime Minister (no, I’m not making that up), said that there is a crash ship, who might find a way to, not only escape, but also lead the other insane Daleks on the Asylum planet to escape too. But here’s where it loses me. The only way out of the planet is free for anyone to escape. That’s right, the exit is open from the inside. If your brain cells hasn’t been dying at this moment, then there’s just something wrong with you.
The reason for why the Daleks doesn’t send any other sane Dalek to go in and take care of the problem is because they would have to encounter the insane and armed Daleks, meaning they would have to kill Daleks. They don’t do this because the Dalek Prime Minister says that would be offensive to do. …….even though they have done this numerous times in the past. The Doctor, Amy and Rory are sent on the Asylum planet, but are separated from Rory. Rory is in the bottom of the planet’s crust, which is where the insane Daleks are at, and finds one that is reactivating. The Dalek tries to say exterminate, but it starts saying ex, which makes Rory think it’s trying to say eggs. I will admit, that is funny. But then the Dalek beings to say exterminate and tries to kill Rory.
You know, the more I think about it, this planet almost reminds me of the asteroid Rura Penthe from Star Trek VI. The asylum is covered with snow, the Daleks are all underground, and there is one specific spot that you can get out of. Plus, there are two humans on the planet too. The only difference between this asylum and Rura Penthe is not that this is an asylum or that there are Daleks instead of Klingons. It’s the fact that Rura Penthe’s prisoners were all disarmed! Yeah, just about 99% of all these Daleks still have the ability to shoot. Even the only special weapons Dalek can still shoot! The Daleks later on in this episode where Clara Oswald is at are all disarmed. And don’t tell me that these Daleks can’t remove those guns and suction cups either, because they have converted human Daleks in the beginning of this episode, they have converted human Daleks in the crashed Alaska ships, and for some reason those 6-8 Daleks have their ray guns and suction cups removed, but no one was able to do the same thing to the rest of the Daleks! Was this asylum first started and run by chimps?! And about Clara Oswald in this show. I really don’t have much to say about her. She doesn’t have much of a personality other than being important, but that started to become predictable for almost all of the companions when the show first came back.
Yes, for those of you who have seen Remembrance of the Daleks, the special weapons Dalek is in this.
But it is shoved in the background, which does bring me to one of my biggest letdowns of this episode.
When I was told that the special weapons Dalek was going to be in this episode I was really looking forward to watching this. If anything, I really wanted to like this when Steven Moffat said that he tried to make this be as terrifying as the classic who Dalek stories, as well as trying to bring back some of the classic Daleks too. What I was not expecting, which does bring in a key problem, is that these Daleks he brought back were the same models that were used in the classic series. The reason for why this is a problem is because those are props that I don’t believe should be damaged, and in order to avoid any damage is not to have them do a lot. What I thought they would do, and this is a better and logical thing to do, is to replicate them. Build some new Daleks that looks like the ones from classic Who, that way you can do a massive amount of things that wouldn’t make them look like their only purpose in this episode is to sit in the background. Come on, I wanted to see the special weapons Dalek blow stuff up, and all I got was just two seconds of screen time for each classic Dalek in this episode. BIGGEST!!! WASTE!!! OF!!! THEIR!!! TIME!!!
In case if anyone who reads this and think that I’m being nip picky about this episode, I was thinking about whether or not if I would like it without thinking this much, and the answer is no. What drives me nuts about Asylum of the Daleks is that the pacing is just bad. This whole episode feels way too rushed for me that I can’t remember everything that happens in this episode. Things are happening, but anything that happens in this episode feels like it went away too fast. Shoot, even the episode feels short to me. It’s almost as if this episode ever happened.
The one thing that I have to applause this episode is the plot twist(skip to the last paragraph to avoid spoilers). I really thought that this is the only great part about this episode, because it was structured really well, and I didn’t see it coming. Throughout this whole episode, Clara was trying to make her soufflé, and keeps messing up. The Doctor keeps trying to figure out and asking her where she gets the milk. I was wondering that too, but I thought she happens to have some sort of dairy replicator, or she probably carries a cow with her in secret. If you can somehow cram in a cow in a house in Kakariko Village in Ocarina of Time, why not in her space ship?
Anyway, I thought that the plot twist of Clara being a Dalek was pretty good, and I have no complaints about it whatsoever. So, yeah. shortest paragraph on this review.
While Clara was reveal to be a Dalek, both Amy and Rory are in the teleporter room where Amy reveals that the only reason for why she divorced Rory was because she couldn’t give birth. 1: from watching Pond Life, why did it look like Rory wanted the divorce and Amy wanting to have the Doctor save their marriage? 2: Why was this a reason for a divorce? You have River Song as your daughter. You can settle for adoption. This didn’t even need to happen. 3: How is not being able to have children just shut you down for marriage? The married couple from Raising Arizona ended up doing just fine on the end of the movie with not being able to have children or adopted children either. That’s another thing, if you’re saying that a married couple who one is a cop and a criminal is better than a model and a centurian, then you’re seeing a huge problem with this relationship.
As a matter in fact, let’s take another look at Amy and Rory’s purpose of being in this episode. Note: I am not against Amy and Rory’s characters. I think they are great with each other and it is a breath of fresh air to have another married couple since Ian and Barbara, which is almost a total of 50 years. I just don’t like their role in this episode. But let’s examine their place in Asylum of the Daleks. Amy and Rory signs their divorce papers. Does that effect the story in any way? No. Amy and Rory gets captured and being taken into the Dalek Parliament. Does that effect the story in any way? No. Amy and Rory goes to the Asylum. Does that effect the story in any way? No. Amy reveals her reason for why she divorced Rory. Does that effect the story in any way? No. Was this divorce ever touched again afterwards? No. Overall, their presence in this episode is pointless, and if you took them both out, nothing about this episode would of changed.
So, after learning that dumb reason that I will never get over with, the Doctor then escapes from the teleporter. You know, the exit that can be opened from the inside of the asylum. After they get out, the Daleks stopped remembering who the Doctor was, which they somehow remembered who he was in Time of the Doctor. Amy and Rory go back home, slowly trying to forget about their divorce and this episode, and the Doctor flies away.
Like I said before, I really wanted to like this episode. I did. From the commercials that I got about this one, it looked like it had so much potential that could of made this great, and looking up the things that was going to be in this episode from some internet sources made me think that I was going to enjoy this better than what I thought. But instead, it was the opposite. I don’t have the level of thinking that Steven Moffat is the worst writer in the show’s history, because I think that belongs to Matthew Graham, writer of Fear Her. However, this is bad enough for me to say that not only is this the worst episode Steven Moffat has ever written, but this the worst Dalek story ever made. As a fan of the Daleks, I stand nothing but in complete honesty of what I just said, and I am aware that the third story in series 8 will be a Dalek story. I am hoping that the next one will be better, and I will hopefully not rant as much as I have with Asylum of the Daleks.
My final score: 1/5
If it weren’t for the plot twist or the production designs, then I could of given it a zero. But I spared it with a one, just to show that there was a tiny speck of me liking something from Asylum of the Daleks.
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In the meantime, this is all that I will do so far. I may come up with other ideas for other reviews, but for now, this is all that I have. Sure, I can upload reviews on videos, but as of now, I will just do some text reviews to see how my wordpress turns out. That, and reading is good for you! So sit up, turn on your lights in wherever you are to avoid ruining your eyes in the dark, and enjoy reading some random stranger’s thoughts!
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