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Kirsten Wiig cries over Rose and Ten

Posted by Sage

You may have noticed that Kim and I didn’t do our usual red carpet and award show coverage for this year’s Grammys. Why? Because even people who win Grammys know that the Grammys are basically irrelevant.

But let’s just put a pin in that for now. Today, we’re going to use the Grammys for our own selfish reasons, and those reasons are OTP-related. This week’s playlist highlights are all by 2013 Grammy nominated or Grammy winning artists. And being a featured artist on Head Over Feels is the REAL prize.

“Ghosts That We Knew” – Mumford & Sons

“You saw my pain washed out in the rain
Broken glass, saw the blood run from my veins
But you saw no fault, no cracks in my heart
And you knelt beside my hope torn apart

So lead me back, turn south from that place
And close my eyes to my recent disgrace
‘Cause you know my call
And we’ll share my all
And our children come and they will hear me roar.”

If this 50th anniversary business doesn’t give us some kind of update on TenToo/Rose and their adorable babies, I QUIT. Seriously, I am out. You can keep your bow ties and your sonics and your crippling heartbreak. I’ll have escaped and started a fandom for, like, that new Ron Weasley show from the My Name is Earl guy or something.

“Gold” – Original Broadway Cast of Once

“And I love her so
I wouldn’t trade her for gold
I’m walking on moon beams
I was born with a silver spoon
And I’m gonna be me
I’m gonna be free
I’m walking on moon beams
And staring out to sea.”

We all have those friends, right? The ones who prefer their relationships to be dramatic and tragic 24/7? I’ve never understood that. If you don’t have fun together, why is it even worth it?

When Rose tells Nine that life is “better with two,” she’s right. But it’s gotta be the RIGHT two. If Doctor Who were about two miserable people who bicker all the time and then retreat to their separate rooms to write emo-y LiveJournal posts, I don’t think this fandom would even exist.

“Gold” is about the people in this world who, when you’re with them, make you the very best version of yourself. You can practically see the weight fall off of the Doctor’s shoulders as Series 1 progresses. And he never forgets it. He may not have been able to say those three little words on Bad Wolf Bay, but he comes close. “You made me better,” he says to her. And isn’t that basically the same thing?

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Rose and Nine hand grab

Posted by Sage

Music business, I am on to you. You’re all secret Doctor Who fans. Just admit it. Let your Whovian freak flag fly.

A few of you are doing a particularly shoddy job of keeping your fandom membership under wraps. Why else would your songs show up six, seven, EIGHT times on our Rose/Doctor playlist?

This week’s post is about the most well-represented artists on our soundtrack to the universe’s greatest OTP. Whether you know it or not, you’ve been writing music that perfectly scores our Rose and Doctor.

Also, Coldplay remains awesome. David agrees. Deal with it.

“Building a Mystery” – Sarah McLachlan

“You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret god
You feed off our fears
And hold back your tears, oh

Give us a tantrum
And a know-it-all grin
Just when we need one
When the evening’s thin

Oh you’re a beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You’re setting up your
Razor wire shrine.”

I’ve had to cross reference this song in my mind, as it has always been, until now, strictly a Fox Mulder anthem.

Look at those lyrics. That’s 100% the FBI’s Most Unwanted. But Fox is going to have to share it with my Doctor. They have a lot in common, after all. Complex and single-minded. Emotions turning on a dime. Obsessed with their own, specific morality. And they both press all my romantic, anti-hero buttons.

On a personal note: where did weird, folky Sarah McLachlan go and why was she replaced with Adult Contemporary Sad Dog Commercial Sarah McLachlan? Remember that time she spent an entire music video naked in a mud pit? I blame the kids. And the ASPCA.

“Dreaming with a Broken Heart” – John Mayer

“When you’re dreaming with a broken heart
The giving up is the hardest part
She takes you in with your crying eyes
Then all at once you have to say goodbye
Wondering could you stay my love?
Will you wake up by my side?
No she can’t, ’cause she’s gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.”

When pressed to choose, I will usually pick the “Impossible Planet”/”Satan Pit” two-parter as my favorite modern era Who episode. But maybe I should change my answer, because I keep coming back to “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood” in these posts.

We’re mostly used to the enigmatic and manic Doctor that Sarah was singing about just a few seconds ago. But, ugh, how these episodes get right into the heart of him like no others do. The Doctor-Doctor won’t tell Rose how he feels about her. He won’t tell anyone else either, and hardly admits it to himself. But John Smith doesn’t know that. He just dreams and writes it down.

This is what’s ACTUALLY written in “The Journal of Impossible Things” and why people who deny that Rose/Ten is a real thing are just plain wrong:

“I find myself wanting to draw a perfect Rose, over and over although I cannot find a Rose anywhere!
Roses
Perfect Rose
The perfect Rose
It’s a perfect rose.
Perfect Rose
Rose perfect Rose
Perfect Rose
Perfect Rose
Perfect Rose
Perfect Rose
In my dreams I keep asking a girl where to find one, and she is dressed in the most extraordinarily immodest way.
She will not answer me, and she keeps walking away.
I keep dreaming of a girl.
Girl in my dreams
I remember this girl I have drawn her although I know her well in my dream
I know her well I know.
I know her
She is my-”

Just plain wrong, I tell ya.

Rose I keep dreaming of a girl

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Posted by Kim

Even though I was born in Michigan, I grew up in Nashville, so country music is practically ingrained into my DNA.  I LOVE country music, and I get very annoyed when anyone says they hate it.  In fact, I am convinced that anyone that says they hate country music has never really given it a chance.  Sure there are some TERRIBLE songs (“Red Solo Cup” is the most recent big hit that comes to mind), but that’s true of any genre (“Gangnam Style” anyone?).  To me, what sets Country Music apart as a genre is its focus on story telling.  Not that a good pop song can’t tell a story (we’ve got hundreds on this playlist that do) but country songs often take it to the next level and can make you feel all sorts of emotions.   Naturally, there are many country songs on this playlist that conjure up Doctor Who feelings.  So those who claim to HATE country should give these songs a listen and then get back to me.

And if you get back to me and say you still hate country music, I can’t help you.  And I also question whether or not you have a soul.

“Somebody Like You” – Keith Urban

“There’s a new wind blowing like I’ve never known.
I’m breathing deeper than I’ve ever done.
And it sure feels good to finally feel the way I do.
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you.

And I’m letting go of all my lonely yesterdays.
I’ve forgivin’ myself for the mistakes I’ve made.
Now there’s just one thing, the only thing I wanna do.
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you…”

This song screams the Ninth Doctor at the end of “End of the World”, which I also covered in my last playlist post.  While the Doctor still has many many gruff moments post “End of the World” (which IS only the second episode of the series), I always pinpoint the end of that episode as the moment where The Doctor started to heal and began to open himself up to Rose.  He doesn’t completely change all at once, there would be no fun in that.  It’s an ongoing process.   But in that moment where he and Rose head off to get some chips, The Doctor begins to let go of his past and relax and allows himself to think that there could be something more for him.

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“Come on then, tightwad. Chips are on me. We’ve only got five billion years ’til the shops close. “

“I Run To You” – Lady Antebellum

“We run on fumes
Your life and mine
Like the sands of time
Slippin’ right on through
And our love’s the only truth
That’s why I run to you.

This world keeps spinning faster
Into a new disaster so I run to you
I run to you baby
And when it all starts coming undone
Baby you’re the only one I run to
I run to you.”

This song is about partnership and finding that one person you can count on above anyone else.  If that is not what you think the Doctor and Rose are to each other, then you are watching the show wrong.  Fact.

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“Rescue me, Chin Boy, and show me the stars!”  — Oswin Oswald, “Asylum of the Daleks”

“But every night, Doctor. When it gets dark, and the stars come out, I’ll look up on her behalf. I’ll look up at the sky. And think of you.” — Wilfred Mott, “Journey’s End”

“It’s all waiting out there, Jackie. And it’s brand new to me. All those planets, creatures and horizons—I haven’t seen them yet. Not with these eyes. And it is gonna be… fantastic.”  –The Tenth Doctor, “The Christmas Invasion”

Yeah, yeah, I know that neither one of these quotes were said by our heroine, Rose Tyler.  But I DO think that these quotes demonstrate one of the greatest appeals of traveling with The Doctor for the companion…seeing the stars!  It’s why Rose ran away with The Doctor in the first place…she knew she wanted to see something MORE than what she had going on in her current life.  Heck, it’s why we all watch the show.  It’s why I went to Space Camp THREE TIMES (#nerdalert).  We ALL want to run away with The Doctor and see all of time and space.  It’s why we’re on constant alert for that TARDIS sound.

Needless to say, there are a LOT of songs about the stars out there, and there are quite a few on our epic playlist.  Let’s take a look at some, shall we?

“Oh My Stars” – Andrew Belle

“Tell me all about your foreign wars
And all about the photographs that line your drawers
Cause i know a lot about closing doors
But not enough about what opens up yours

Oh my my
Oh my stars
Everything you see is ours
Or it could be if you would try
 I wish you would
 I wish you might
Oh oh
If everything you’ve said to me has been true
Then all my stars are leading me to you…”

This song SCREAMS Rose and Nine to me (and YES, I realize we talk a LOT about Nine here.  Because he is awesome.  Perhaps we should just rename these posts Rose and the Doctor feels?).  “Oh My Stars” conjures up images of when Rose first started traveling with The Doctor, when he was all prickly and brooding.  And (oh so gently) Rose would push him to start to FEEL again.  Conversations like this one from “The End of the World” would happen:

The Doctor: You think it’ll last forever. People and cars and concrete. But it won’t. One day it’s all gone. Even the sky. My planet’s gone. It’s dead. It burned like the Earth. It’s just rocks and dust. Before its time.
Rose: What happened?
The Doctor: There was a war and we lost.
Rose: A war with who? What about your people?
The Doctor: I’m a Time Lord. I’m the last of the Time Lords. They’re all gone. I’m the only survivor. I’m left traveling on my own because there’s no one else.
Rose: There’s me.

And thus Rose Tyler, a completely ordinary girl from London, began to melt the heart of a 900 year old Time Lord and heal his battered soul.

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It’s no secret that Sage and I are big music fans….the fact that this playlist is 535 songs (and counting) should make that fact abundantly clear.  The wonderful thing about music is that you can hear a song and you can instantly be transported to the movie or TV scene it played in or the moment you heard the song for the first time.  We’ve got some songs on the playlist that will forever be associated with something else.  But that doesn’t mean they can’t apply to Rose and Ten or Doctor Who in general.  Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?

Rose and Ten New Earth

“Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

“Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol

“I don’t quite know
How to say how I feel.

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough.

If I lay here,
If I just lay here,
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

“Chasing Cars” is FOREVER linked with the Season Two finale of Grey’s Anatomy (“I thought I was a surgeon, but I’m NOT.  So I quit.”) but very much applies to Rose and Ten as well.  Look at that gif.  In my head canon, Rose and Ten had many days like that…peaceful days where no trouble found them.  No monsters.  No threats of imminent destruction.  No need to save the universe.  Just days where they were together laying on the ground with his overcoat spread out beneath them while they talked and snuggled and watched the world go by.  Yep.  It happened all the time.

And “I don’t quite know how to say how I feel.  Those three words, they’re said too much”?  Nope.  Not at all relevant to their relationship.

OH WAIT EXCEPT IT TOTALLY IS RELEVANT.

#nevergonnagetoverit

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Run

Posted by Kim

Whenever I go to the gym, I always hashtag my FourSquare check-in #runningfortheTARDIS.  Technically I guess I should say #ellipticallingfortheTARDIS, but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.  It is both a way to connect with my fitness buddy Jenn and very often my sole motivating factor that gets me through my cardio.  Cause let’s face it.  They do a LOT of running on Doctor Who.  And when the Doctor comes for me (SHUT UP HE WILL), I want to be ready.  I can’t be slowing him down when we are running away from Daleks or Cybermen or Dinosaurs!

There also happen to be a lot of songs about running on the playlist.  Songs about running away together.  Songs about running TOWARDS each other.  Best of all, songs that capture that incandescent and reckless feeling that comes along with being head over heels in love with someone.  Bonus: All but one of these songs are pretty happy, so you won’t want to kill yourself at the end of this post.

You’re welcome.

Rose and Tenth Doctor running and laughing

“Baby let’s just get out of this town…”

“Get Out of This Town” – Carrie Underwood

“Let’s get out of this town tonight!
Nothing but dust in the shadows,
Gone by morning light.
Somewhere we won’t ever get caught, ever be found,
Baby, let’s just get out of this town!
Don’t need directions, don’t need a map
If we get lost I’ll be good with that.
Yeah, we’ll find a way to make the time pass…”

For as much as we focus on all the ANGST that comes along with Rose and Ten (because we do love all the angst) we tend to forget about the times when they were just blissfully happy together.  The giggling and flirting in “Tooth and Claw”.  The opening scene of “The Idiot’s Lantern” (“You going my way, doll?”).  Their sexy sleuthing in “Fear Her”.  And that running gif completely personifies this song.  Yeah, they are likely running for their lives at that point.  But that moment when they look at each other and just LAUGH and keep running.  He’s saying, “Let’s get out of here, baby.”  That, my dear readers, is the breathless feeling of being in love personified.

And the line “Yeah, we’ll find a way to make the time pass…” = doing it, doing it, TARDIS doing it.  You know this to be true.

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Rose and Ten The Satan Pit kiss
- Posted by Sage

I’m having a hard time starting this post, because I’m so distracted by this gif. He closes his eyes. HE CLOSES HIS EYES. Sigh. My OTP is more beautiful and star-crossed than yours.

Anyway.

Last week, the fangirl wife and I touted our respective favorites in the only 90s boy band standoff that matters: *N Sync for me, and BSB for Kimmie. In keeping with the theme, this week’s Rose and Ten Playlist picks are all teen pop oriented. I’ll take my gut-wrenching tragedy with a side of cheese, thank you.

“Get Up and Go” – Hanson

“What could I give when you’ve got all you need?
And she looks at me like, ‘all I want’s a little free’ 
Every time I’m here with you it makes me see 
That it’s alright, yeah, it’s alright 
We’ll get away, be in love, we can make it better 
All I need’s a little time for us to get together 
Happiness is just a step away 
When it’s alright, yeah, it’s alright 

Just a girl like you, and maybe just a 
Just a guy like me, maybe we 
Could take a walk on the wild side 
Take a look and see 
Get up and go.”

We focus on the sads a lot in these posts, but let’s not forget the good times. In between all the slutty French ladies, aborted love confessions, and wretched goodbyes, Rose and Ten were just having a ball, boppin’ around the universe.

Remember that time they were more concerned about getting the Queen to say, “We are not amused,” than catching the GIANT WEREWOLF that was ripping people to shreds? And how Ten almost collapsed laughing when he realized that Pete’s World Rose was a yappy dog? And how they got all greaser-ed up in matching outfits for the 50s? And when Rose referred to her first trip as their “first date” and the Doctor didn’t argue? And the way they flirted like sexy, unrelated Hardy Boys in “Fear Her”?

This song makes me imagine what it must be like to go on history’s longest road trip with the one person in the whole universe you have the most fun with.

Also, Hanson is perfection.

Pirates of the Caribbean madness or brilliance

How I feel about this playlist on a daily basis.

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Ten Rose Hands

- Posted by Sage

XOXO to Kim for taking over my last playlist post while I dealt with day-job craziness. The storm has passed and I can now again focus on what’s really important: soundtracking the romantic relationship of fictional characters.

The Doctor is such a rich character to analyze. He’s constantly dealing with all the realities of the universe and the turn of time, but with some very familiar and human emotions. And he’s almost completely undone by his love for this girl. All of my playlist selections today are from the heartbreaking POV of the Doctor.

“Just Me Before We Met” – Noah and The Whale

“Looking through the photos you find in my drawer
Laughing so hard you’re rolling around on the floor
At all the bad haircuts and smoking cigarettes
The lustless romantic trying hard to impress

Well that’s just me before we met
Well that’s just me before we met

Putting down the photos you look up at me
Enjoying the thought of the person I used to be
The things I was proud of
The things I regret
Some things I remember
Some things I forget

Well that’s just me before we met
Well that’s just me before we met

Well I’ve always had a wild imagination
And a see through heart
Which I know can be a wild combination
Like a flame forms from a spark

But don’t be shy
Be brave little champion
It’s better to live than to hide”

“Just Me Before We Met” is one of those songs that just tackled me when it came up on shuffle one day. I had to stop on Astor Place, hit replay, and lean against the K-Mart while the feels washed over. It could speak to the Doctor’s relationship with any of his companions, but there’s something very Rose about it to me. I can picture them doing this, probably right after “School Reunion” – him showing her pictures of what he used to look like and the silly things he used to wear; and her wanting to know absolutely everything.

Rose is the only modern companion to have known more than one regeneration of the Doctor, so I think that she understands him in a way that Martha, Donna, and Amy don’t. (Every companion has a unique relationship with him, after all.) She’s had to come to terms with the fact that Nine is both always there and never coming back. I imagine that, once she understood the circumstances and came to trust Ten, he would regale her with stories about all of his past selves: mistakes, triumphs, and tragedies. What a relief for the Doctor that Rose accepts and loves this very alien part of him.

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Posted by Kim

As Sage is deep down the rabbit hole of a never ending work event (Seriously everybody!  Send her all the good vibes so she can survive one more day!), I’m taking the playlist post again this week.

Pats self on the back for being an awesome blog partner.

In addition to being massive TV geeks, Sage and I are also musical theatre geeks.  So it was inevitable that showtunes would end up on the playlist.  And for some reason, I’ve been in a quite a showtuney place lately, so I thought I would look at the ones we chose for the playlist…

Written in the Stars – Aida

“I am here to tell you we can never meet again.
Simple really, isn’t it?  A word or two and then
A lifetime of not knowing where or how or why or when.
You think of me or speak of me and wonder what befell
That someone you once loved so long ago so well…

Is it written in the stars?
Are we paying for some crime?
Is that all that we are good for
Just a stretch of mortal time?
Or some God’s experiment
In which we have no say?
In which we’re given paradise
But only for a day.”

Um.  Was this song ACTUALLY written for this scene…?

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Why yes.  Yes I THINK IT WAS.  Aside from the whole “Marry the princess, Radames” interlude, that is.  I will never be able to listen to this song the same way again.  You’re welcome.

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