Who Cares? - Dr. Who Fans Talk TV

Discussions about Doctor Who & many other shows, most recently It's a Sin. Notes, sources, & YouTube versions linked at www.whocares.fun

21:00:00 2022-01-20
Thasmin, intent, improvisation, late in the game storytelling, time loops in and out of the show, entitlement, inspirational speeches, fandom narratives, shipping, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-12-24
Spooky Christmas mysteries, comedy meeting horror, class & labour, emotional paradoxes, evolution of Doctor Who, writer instincts, aural imagery, narrative traps, genre expectations, magic time brainwashing, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-12-10
Chibnall comments, character arcs, emotional storytelling, maximalist Who, can-kicking, deflection discourse, tautological morality, fandom perspectives, incuriosity, 13 & Yaz, avoidance, serialisation, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-12-04
Moral infection, 2018 nostalgia, UNIT & fanservice, phone-watching, multiverses & mythology, timeless motherhood, coherence & contractions, rhythm & legacy, and more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-11-25
Temporal menace, disparate apocalypses, Angelification, conceptual threats, tonal control, mindfulness amongst serialisation, cliffhangers, exposition, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-11-18
Appeals to possibility, imaginative concepts, shadow shows, the nature of serialisation, validities of fan judgements, space laws, why episodes get compared, preferred versions of history, tensions, projections, producer comments & more!… Conti...
21:00:00 2021-11-13
Ritualistic beats, Swarm's physicality, educational writing, a sense of fun, timey-wimey storytelling, Chibnall's framing of Mary Seacole & Russia, Lungbarrow, Marvel, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-11-04
Strange new structures, new production logistics, the 'too early to judge' argument, accents, stakes, Liverpool, meta foreknowledge, new companion dynamics, & more!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-10-29
David Tennant's 2021 series of Doctor Who comes to a close. We look at retroactive characterisation, the draw of the past, season structures, the role of cover art, event storytelling, resolution repetition, character continuity, physicality, promotion, &...
21:00:00 2021-08-22
Did Series 12 of Doctor Who disrespect Steven Moffat's era? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2021-08-08
David Tennant's new series of Doctor Who — before the Time War, on audio, and releasing three episodes at a time — continues. We look at the middle stretch of the series in depth, talking twists and secrecy, companion chemistry, body horror on audio, ...
21:00:00 2021-05-05
A new series of Doctor Who with David Tennant? Before the Time War? On audio? We discuss this new series in depth, looking at colliding the 10th Doctor with 1960s Doctor Who, characterisation potential, twist marketing, season structures, questions of rel...
21:00:00 2021-02-26
The unproduced 6th episode, self-denial, generational legacies, the nature of forgiveness, loveless households, the logic of shame, moralism, procrastination, and binge-watching are discussed in this podcast about the fifth episode, the finale, of It’s ...
21:00:00 2021-02-15
Daleks, ballet, protests, blinkered history, psychoseuxality, Thatcher, release valves, PSA campaigns, schools, silence, and Stephen Fry...all these and more are discussed in this podcast about the fourth episode of It's a Sin, Russell T Davies' drama abo...
21:00:00 2021-02-07
Karmic forces, pandemic narratives, the sexuality casting controversy, temporal exceptionalism, empathy, irony, and finely-honed tragedy are discussed in this podcast about the third episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s En...
21:00:00 2021-02-04
Constant conspiracies, symbolic mugs, Jill’s characterisation, breaking reality, the distance of decades, & dangerous intelligence are discussed in this podcast about the second episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s E...
21:00:00 2021-01-27
1980s authenticity, existential epidemic horror, autobiographical Russell T Davies, celebratory testaments, dramatic ironies, Murray Gold music, & human oddities are discussed in this podcast about the first episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies...
21:00:00 2021-01-06
Dalek depth, police parallels, Yaz yearning, troublesome timeliness, beanies, Barrowman, yes, there's an awful lot to discuss in this podcast about Revolution of the Daleks, the 2021 Doctor Who New Year's Day special.… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-12-24
Did Steven Moffat or Russell T Davies have the better Doctor Who Christmas specials? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-12-23
The 2019 'A Christmas Carol' is an incredibly strange and interesting adaption. Elaborating upon, or perhaps rebuking, Charles Dickens' original novella to an absurdly dark extent, the three-hour miniseries focuses on very modern concerns in a Christmas c...
21:00:00 2020-11-23
Should The Day of the Doctor have featured Classic Doctors? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-11-21
Press Gang, Steven Moffat's show about plucky schoolkids running a newspaper, is still ripe for discussion today. But why is Moffat's first show so enduringly popular? We tackle that, & much more, in a series looking over Moffat's many interesting TV ...
21:00:00 2020-03-03
Infinite potential, the nature of change and mystery, the finale’s paratext and positioning, the many stances on the series, chosen one narratives, lore, Morbius, the Other, and so, so much more is discussed within!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-02-24
Humany-wumany lore, the merits of 'filler', amalgamated mysteries, self-cannibalistion, hypernormalisation, Occam's razor, the value of change...much to think about.… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-02-19
Cold opens, great works, casual reality, trading lives, fake moral dilemmas, companion chaos, and the doldrums of drafting...this ghostly episode provides all sorts of wisps to discuss.… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-02-12
Character/plot delineation duality, Yaz interiority, 13 psychokinesis, competing interpretations, Sheffield blues...just a few topics covered in our 'chat chat chat chat chat'!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-02-04
Attention economics, the spinoff revivals, inverting the 80s, the serenity of completion, audience infalisation, the ethics of take-generation...just a few of the things we discuss!… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-01-28
Is Doctor Who about change? That, & Judoon 'cop outs', placeholder storytelling, depreciation & supplication, Vinay & vasectomies, the role of the past, & the thunder of the future, are discussed herein.… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-01-23
Historicals & hagiography, technology & Tennant, Skithra & stealing, billionaires and big emotions, it's all in the fourth episode of Doctor Who's series 12.… Continue reading →...
21:00:00 2020-01-16
Parents & pacing, wastelands & Wikipedia, didacticism & disingenuousness, Russophobia, allegory, parody, and all sorts of oddness in the third episode of Doctor Who: Series 12. What an...experience.… Continue reading →...
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