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Everything I'm about to post is a spoiler and my personal reaction.



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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am very very angry at RTD right now. Seems he bought into the whole myth of "if it's an adult show, then there must be unleavened angst, death, destruction and pain". IMHO, for good writing, that's only *partially* right. There must be pain, challenges, real danger - BUT...for a show like Torchwood, Doctor Who and others like it - there must ALWAYS be hope at the end.

Hope is what makes a watcher/reader feel as if the journey, no matter how difficult, was worth it. Hope is what makes us, though sad at events, think that we have well, HOPE. Ending a series in utter despair? NOT AMUSING. AT ALL. In fact, it's a coward's way out - let's just kill everyone and have the erstwhile hero run away: NOT a valid ending. (Season 6 Oz, anyone?)

Yes, it is the writer's choice, and I'm usually the LAST person to 2nd guess writing decisions. I cried and wailed when some of my favorite characters in books were killed off - books written by friends, even. But, in the overall story arc, it made sense. THIS DID NOT MAKE SENSE. What was RTD trying to show us? That Earth, our governments, our leaders are nothing but shite and this planet is shite and that everyone we love dies or becomes a coward?

This ending just left a VERY bad taste in my mouth. Ashes and dust. I think I want to go watch something beautiful and fun...perhaps an episode or two of Merlin.

FUCK.

 

I am going to post this to my fannish blog, as soon as the account is unlocked. Seems I did a stupid thing - set up KeePass today, changed a bunch of passwords, but in trying to log in, I was copying the WRONG password, so locked my account. Sighs. Technology. When it works, it's great. When it doesn't...it can truly fuck you over.

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