Mid April means a lot of things – including the return of the Doctor. Last night we watched a favorite ep from last season, and I have to say that the set of Vincent’s bedroom from Vincent and the Doctor is one of my favorite things in … ever. I have a mad crush on set builders who take things to a certain level: those early sets from Pushing Daisies, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Wedding, for example. Yep, I’m aware Eyck was a Dutch master, not officially a set designer. But look at what he does here.
Simply put, I like rooms that draw you in with their detail. Rooms that show you more detail than you can possibly need. I like them because this impulse is fun, it’s important, it’s too much, and it’s beautiful.
The too-muchness doesn’t need to be about things. It can be about light or color, or echoes. What I love about the Vincent van Gogh bedroom in Dr. Who is the latter.
Ok, I love a lot of things about that episode. The ending seems to coincide with an allergy attack every time, though. I should see someone about that.