Be warned: this is a random quick post about time travel and being a strange girl with a knack of grinning or growling at crucial (television and other) moments.
First of all, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special (oh, shut up already) was probably the best ever! I sound like a 6 year-old, I know, but the Doctor and I have a long history together, so all silliness and madness is expected, if not required. The story, the new companion, Richard E. Grant, Ian McKellen, the new intro (yes, that was indeed a face), the Sherlock hints (ah, if only), the stairway to the (new) Tardis, every single detail was truly the ideal antidote to the poisonous last few days (got a virus too, among other things - hooray). I hope the rest of the season will be as good. And I also hope Matt Smith will be as energetic as he was in the first season – he kind of slowed down this year, don’t you think? Or maybe I should quit sugar.
As for the other Christmas Special, Downton Abbey, *SPOILER ALERT* Dan Stevens was finally given “the chance to do other things”. Good luck. We’ll miss you. But then again the episode took place a year ahead from the season finale so, maybe he is not going to be missed all that much (6 years of watching LOST does that to you). We’ll see.