August 24: A Deep Breath

To breathlessly anticipate new faces
And tales carved out from layers of history
With playfulness in interstitial spaces
While solving a dramatic mystery,

But then receive a quite familiar setting,
Recurring characters, gambits, and tropes,
As well scale issues that could use vetting-
Was it constructed just to dash my hopes?

What cynic put such petty thoughts inside
The womens’ heads and had them fight in leather,
Thus stopping them from walking alongside
The hero? I hope this is no bellwether.

Yet I enjoyed this Doctor’s first appearance
And sit in hope of much improved coherence.

Inspiration: Doctor Who series 8 premiere.

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