[a blog by tim footman]
Oh dear,Catherine Tate - one of the most annoying comedians in Britain - in the whole of the next series? I thought her character in the Christmas special was really irritating - not sure I can handle her for a whole series....Plus Kylie in this years Christmas special - what the hell is going on?Maybe when I wake up, this will all be revealed as an elaborate hoax. Please...
I had the very same reaction five minutes ago on my own blog. I think I'm going to boycott the fourth series altogether.
Someone somewhere pointed out that they wouldn't have made the choices they're making now (Kylie, Tate, that weird finale) when they brought the show back in Series 1, i.e. are they taking it as seriously? Every cloud has a silver lining and Catherine Tate has cleavage.
WHY, Russell, WHY?I say: just hand the whole kit and caboodle over to Steven Moffat and be done with it.
Seems like celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon of the rejuvenated Dr Who?Still I don't watch it so "I'm not bovvveered".
Sigh. There's taking it too seriously and not taking it seriously enough. Bum.
I am no great fan of Catherine Tate. But what a rack!Oh, er, boo hiss, Russell T Thingy, um.
I thought she was brilliant in the Blair Witch project.
Supporters of this move seem to be playing one of two cards:1. Catherine Tate was in the RSC, you know, which proves that she can act.2. The character of Donna became a bit less annoying towards the end of The Runaway Bride.To which I respond:1. So was Ruby Wax.2. Michael Portillo became marginally less annoying after he lost his seat in 1997.So, when the Season 5 companions are announced as a manic American harridan and a bizarrely short-legged bisexual Tory media tart, please feel free to bloody string me up, it's the only language I understand.Although, by then, the Doctor will be played by a jobshare of Ant and Dec, so we won't notice anything through the dank fug of anti-depressants.
The article's headline was "Tate to be doctor's new companion." Having no idea that this was about Doctor Who.... I thought maybe she was someone the Brits were going to give to the muslim/doctor/terrorist, to put him off bombing and let him get some action BEFORE he goes to virgin heaven.....
I hate to be ungallant, but if someone offered me Ms Tate's sexual wares on a plate, I might be driven to detonate an airport terminal or two. As the lamented Spinsterella put it,*wouldn't*
Right on the cutting edge again Tim. That picture epitomizes the new ambivalence among female comedians towards boobs.
Tate is enough of an irritant that I might forget to watch the next series. She can only play one character - herself.
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