Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

It’s another “lucky” 7, but how lucky is it? Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we break down (and I mean break down) the seventh episode of series 5, “Amy’s Choice”.

What are your feelings about this story? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments on: "199 – Chasing Amy’s Choice" (3)

  1. terminuspodcast said:

    I’ve just started to listen to this, but I’m bracing myself, because it sounds like you guys might not like it very much. *cries*

    Ironically I just recorded my own podcast episode about ‘Amy’s Choice’ last night (it won’t be out for a few days, because editing) for the sole purpose of flailing and squeeing because it’s actually my *favorite* episode of the new series and I personally think it’s a meta-style masterpiece (and I’m starting a falling-back-in-love-with-Doctor-Who series where I focus on reviewing my fave stories, since I mostly didn’t like S11).

    Still, it’ll be interesting to hear what you guys have to say, as it’s intriguing to hear why someone hates something that you love so much or vice versa. It’s always so interesting how we can all have so many differing opinions on things. 🙂

    • terminuspodcast said:

      P.S. In my opinion, the choice is not between Rory and Amy, it’s between having the adventurous wanderlust life (such as with the Doctor) or growing up and settling down (as with Rory). It’s a Peter Pan with Wendy dynamic, basically. And thankfully the show eventually shows that Amy can have both, but we’re still working toward that point when this story is set.

      Also, it’s my opinion that Amy doesn’t *need* to say she loves Rory in order for their relationship or her feelings to be ‘valid’ or ‘healthy’. She obviously has abandonment and connection issues and so she shows her love for him in other ways (such as choosing the marry him, for example). Some people legitimately have issues with the words “I love you” because they’ve been used in a negative or throw-away way in their past relationships(i.e. someone says it but doesn’t mean it or only says it ‘because you’re supposed to’) and so they make take a long(er) time to say it to their partner. It doesn’t mean they love their partner any less, though. Trust me, this has happened to both myself and several close people in my life. And I love that they did that with Amy, because it makes perfect emotional sense for her character. At least in my opinion.

      And related to that, I really have to say that I definitely think one of Rory’s downsides is that – at least at this point in his arc — he’s so caught up in his own fantasy about how his life should be with Amy, that he’s failing to take her just as she is. She’s totally giving herself to him in the way that works for her, that feels safe for her, but because it looks different than what he wants, he’s just not seeing the deep affection she has for him and all that comfort she has with him. He totally has the upper hand in the whole situation regarding Amy’s choosing life with the Doctor or with him and doesn’t even see it! #notaroryfan 😦

  2. MJ Fouldes said:

    I was sad you didn’t like Amy’s Choice as I thought it a fun, creepy episode with a sweet ending. But then I don’t read too much into the politics and stuff, I like to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. It is interesting to hear your very fair and well made points and I think it a shame that it seemed to mar a cool episode with Toby Jones and Rory’s hairstyle choice!

    It is a year or so since I last saw it so maybe a rewatch is required!

    Love to all the Verities!

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