May 26th, 2007

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I am really amazed at the fan reaction to Human Nature. It seems to have united every bickering faction of fandom in rabid approval. I would have expected someone to call it 'boring' or 'emo.' Instead, we've got about 1400 of the 1600 people who've voted in the Outpost Gallifrey poll giving it a 5/5, and almost all of the rest giving it 4/5. (And for those of you who are thinking, "Fans of the show rated it highly? How shocking!", the people at OG often come off as sort of hating the show (cf. Doctor Who Fans Hate Doctor Who) and have no compunction about rating episodes poorly.)

And I... liked it, I guess? I tried not to set expectations too high for the show to live up to, but I'm sad that I wasn't crazy in love with it in a BEST EPISODE EVER way. It was well done, but it didn't reach in and tear out my beating heart. And I want to love it that much, to feel the exuberant joy that seems to have swept up everybody else. I may feel differently when I've seen the conclusion -- it is hard to judge half a story, after all. All the moments that people are mentioning in their reactions... I liked them, too. But I wasn't bowled over.

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