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every time I watch the second episode of season two and the werewolf suddenly lurches forwards at rose, presses his face against the bars, and says in that frantic tone “there, inside your eyes, you’ve seen it too. the wolf, there is something of the wolf about you.” i get chills
“There’s something on your back.”
Doctor who fans:
one thing I really appreciate about rtd era doctor who is just how NORMAL the sets often look:
there have been at least three separate people I’ve known whose bedrooms had this vibe: the incredible clashing between different shades of pink, the dark carpet, the messiness, the poor lighting filtering through that dark curtain—I know how it feels being in this room.
I painted my room this exact color in 2008/2009. martha’s organized, but she’s a student and it’s a cramped space—she arranges her shelves the best she can, but her stuff is just stuff and doesn’t perfectly match. when I’m at school I have to dry my laundry in the middle of my room exactly the same way!
yup, that’s what every break room I’ve ever had at work looks like, with the mismatched tupperware and posters and questionably-clean microwave.
sylvia’s house is obviously intended to be coordinated, but with a nonprofessional’s taste. you can see the little pumpkins in the background from halloween, there’s a printed tablecloth at the table, the counters are that realistic mix of cluttered and clean.
even in a fancy office, we’ve got the ugly fluorescent lighting that’s not really doing anyone favors, the crooked potted plants, the sporadic beige and white walls, the random workplace posters above the printer and trash cans.
people sitting in weird places because there aren’t enough seats around the tv! the cat tower with kitty litter shoved in the corner! the overstuffed table! the slightly-crooked picture frames! this IS the vibe of being stuffed into a too-small room with company over.
I don’t know, I just love how they unapologetically show the messiness of normal life on camera?? I feel like the unglamorous-ness of it grounds the show so much?! it’s just so much fun watching a bunch of fantastical sci-fi things play out against mundane settings I see every day.
*to clarify, there is nothing wrong with sets from recent seasons, this is totally a subjective thing!! I just sometimes feel like even “regular” modern-day settings sometimes just seem a little *polished*, with all of the colors and objects and lighting always aligning to create a pretty shot. and this is totally fine! from an artistic perspective, it’s gorgeous (from a gif-making perspective it’s often easier too, lol), and I’m VERY impressed with all of the people who worked to make it like that. this is just commenting on one small aspect of the show that I’ve found myself missing sometimes.
It’s been 2000 years and I still wanna marry Rose Tyler￼