As something that seems to have accidentally become a tradition on this blog, today I shall be discussing this year’s Eurovision song contest. But first it’s the weekly Doctor Who segment!
Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS, SKIP TO NEXT SECTION IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
Neil Gaimon's masterpiece saw the Doctor receiving a message from a Time Lord who was apparently outside of the universe. On arrival the TARDIS' soul is put into a woman and it appears that the message was not from a living Time Lord but a message from a dead one. The asteroid they land on has a consious and is known as "House" who feeds of the energy of TARDIS'. When House learns that the Doctor's TARDIS is the last one in existence he steals it with Amy and Rory inside. He heads towards the universe and the Doctor and Idris have to build a TARDIS out of scrap to catch up. They land in the old control room only and House tries to kill them by deleting the room. They are transported to the main control room and the TARDIS leaves the body of Idris and returns to where it belongs, where it destroys House.
All in all, it was fantastic. The Doctor's relationship with the TARDIS became much stronger. We have always known that the TARDIS is a living thing rather than a machine but this episode took it into new territory. Surranne Jones was fantastic as Idris as was Michael Sheen as the voice of House. Plus I liked seeing the TARDIS corridors and seeing the old control room one more time.
There was another bit of mystery with the TARDIS looking into the future and saying "The only water in the wood is the river". One presumes she means River Song. And the only issue I had was Rory being killed again, albeit it briefly this time. Rory is quickly catching up with the daleks in the number of times he has been wiped out but still comes back. But apart from that is was a cracking episode that fans will truly have loved!
Ah, Eurovision. A contest where each European country puts a song forward , most of them being very cheesy and then vote for their neighbouring countries songs. What fun!
So, randomly, Azerbaijan won. I’m not really sure why. The song is OK but is nothing special. But most people seemed to like it so why not?
They were a bit too lovey-dovey for me really but nothing against them.
The UK’s entry from Blue, a band who are fairly well known, did rather well, for us. We were in the top half and that is always an achievement. So well done Blue boys, even if you have fewer brain cells than an amoeba.
There was even a moment in the result when we were top of the table. It was a short-live moment though.
Our friends in Ireland did a little better thanks to the spiky-haired twins known as Jedward. They are famous for being on the UK X Factor so it was little surprise that we gave them 12 points. Whatever you think of them, at least they put everything into it!
My personal favourite though has to be Moldova, simply for the absolutely brilliant head gear. The UK gave them 8 points for sheer comedy value I think.
I actually want a hat like that. It would be so cool. Speaking of which…
And on that note I shall end. Thanks for reading. Why not write a comment? You know you want to!