Hello tout le monde! Alors, comme chaque année, je me fais un ptit marathon Doctor Who, voyez-vous, à grands coups de 6 saisons d’affilée, et plein d’épisodes qui me font pleurey.
Vincent and the Doctor est probablement celui qui m’a fait le plus chouiner depuis le départ de Dave en 2010. Parce que…voyez…
Un épisode sur Vincent Van Gogh, moi…pas savoir résister.
Du coup, ajd, la langue de Willy vous attend de nouveau, cette fois pour une review sur Tony Curran, ses cheveux roux, et le meilleur peintre de la Terre entière…
Spoilers alert évidemment.
Amy and the Doctor go to the Musée d’Orsay, in Paris, to visit the exposition of Vincent Van Gogh‘s oeuvres, when the Doc discovers a strangely scary face on his painting of a church. The TARDIS hops to 1890 Provence and meet the infamous painter, estranged by his village who believes him a madman. Amy, who loves his work, quickly starts a kind of flirtatious relationship with Vincent, who returns her feelings, though he guesses she has lost someone dear to her heart (Rory, by then dead and erased from existence).
By defeating the alien creature lost on Earth, a Krafayis, sort of giant blind bird, the Doctor decides to show his new friend how his work has inspired the world of art. They bring him to the musée d’Orsay and ask the expert guide of this section, played by none other than Bill Nighy, what he thinks of Van Gogh.
Vincent cries, relieved and honoured, but still kills himself one year later.
Needless to say this episode has broken my heart. On many levels.
Firstly, it is common knowledge that Vincent Van Gogh is my favourite painter, alongside Magritte, although Vincent has this extra point coming from the fact that, like me, he is bind to depression. I just adore him, visited every house he’s lived in, cried over his biography more than once. Choosing him as a historical character to present was genius.
Secondly, Tony Curran is one of the British actors I love the most. He’s a red-head, like me, and extremely charming, if not sexy when he wants to, and brings this…magnetism to the character, which makes me drawn to him like a moth to a flame.
All in all, this episode is a must-see. Over and over again. Because something in which Vincent Van Gogh is the man to marry is a rare and precious thing.
Please, people, watch.