It's gotta be hard out there for a Ten/Martha shipper. I don't ship them, but I'm noticing that some do. And yes, I know that fanfic writers will ship anybody, but damn if RTD isn't making it crystal clear that Ten just isn't that into Martha. At least not romantically.
I liked Human Nature,
Anyway, Human Nature definitely has a bit of the old Who vibe to it. It has a decent mystery and the setup is interesting. Poor, poor Martha. The girl just doesn't catch a break, huh? Glad the show finally touched on racism, when it was so implausibly ignored in New York. Plus, I actually cared about the characters, like Joan. That's more than can be said by last week's 42.
Okay, mini-rant on 42. Why the hell did that ep get that name? I mean, if you're going to use the iconic 42, surely it should be for an ep worthy of the name. Something funny, something ironic at least. Why does a run of the mill knock off of The Impossible Plant/Satan's Pit get that title? Was there something about the ep related to Douglas Adams that I didn't catch? Because even in the literal sense, 42 didn't seem to have a connection.
I didn't dislike 42, but again it was only okay. It didn't blow me away. The best part was Martha's phone calls to her mother and the Saxon conspiracy bits. I am interested to see where that goes. But the rest? Just an average MOTW (monster of the week) show.
I hope the second half, Family of Blood, delivers on the solid set up of Human Nature.