So perhaps it’s a good thing that Jenna Coleman, aka Clara Oswald, is bowing out as the Doctor’s Companion this season. Much as her character has endeared herself to me these past few seasons, and much as I respect Ms. Coleman’s acting chops, I just can’t get the chemistry between her and Capaldi. So much so that I am really quite hard-pressed to even remember any of the episodes from last season; I was that unimpressed.
Well, “unimpressed” is an inaccurate term. I’m more “lukewarm” about the whole thing. I feel so disconnected from the dynamic between Capaldi and Coleman. It’s like reading a book for school versus reading a book for pleasure – I can still appreciate the content but I have no visceral, emotional investment.
The season 9 opener last Saturday was no exception. Even though I’m a Nu-Whovian and all the references to apparently iconic elements like Davros and Skaro escaped me, I was still ready to give the Capaldi/Coleman duo another go. But no dice. Nada. Zilch. Even when he unexpectedly hugged her. No tears. No feels. Couple that with a fan-heavy, geektastic story arc, and The Magician’s Apprentice left me cold. (And what’s that all about anyway? Who was supposed to be the apprentice? And who the magician? I don’t care if it’s a two-parter; I waited 9 months for this and I did not want my wait to end in bewilderment!)
So, au revoir, Jenna Coleman. Here’s hoping your replacement makes more sparks fly with Capaldi than your Clara Oswald did.
Okay, three paragraphs of fangirl (can I even call myself a Whovian fangirl after my three-paragraph admission of ignorance?) rant aside, let’s talk clothes. As of this writing, I’m not even sure if I’ll be sporting this ensemble for real. Aly is still running a temperature; I just got yelled at by my mother for even considering going in to work instead of taking her to the doctor (see what I did there?) and I may just end up calling in sick myself for another day so I can be mom instead of teacher.
How the hell do single mothers do this?!
If I do go to work, I shall be wearing this all-blue affair in honor of my linkup. I may be feeling “meh” about the Doctor and “grrr” about my daughter’s persistent illness, but at least I can fake professionalism in a relatively cute outfit.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Tank – MILLY for Kohl’s
Cardi – Old Navy
Skirt – Boohoo
Pumps – Madden Girl
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Downtown by Macklemore