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The Brothers Grimm, Lovely Fellas – “Heaven Sent” Review

I went into “Heaven Sent” prepared to love it. I mean, come on. It’s weird, experimental Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi in what the industry calls a single-hander, a prestige piece by Steven Moffat, and directed by Rachel Talalay. Of … Continue reading

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I Am Afraid, But I Will Sing – “The Girl Who Died”/”The Woman Who Lived” Review

The thing that really stands out about this melancholy and lyrical pair of episodes is how much they appear to be setting up and playing into, even more than the first four, the seasonal arc regarding the departure of Clara. … Continue reading

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Always Mercy – “The Witch’s Familiar” Review

I have to confess to be slightly disappointed by “The Witch’s Familiar” on my initial viewings. Neither half had the slightly mystical vibe implied by the titles. Clara was frustratingly passive throughout the episode. The Doctor/Davros plot didn’t really end … Continue reading

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I Need My Friend Back – “Death in Heaven” Review

Time to get these bad boys finished up. I’ve heard it said recently that Moffat is better at rewriting Russell T. Davies scripts than either of them are at writing original works. While I wouldn’t go that far (it does … Continue reading

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It Was Boring – “Dark Water” Review

“Dark Water”, the first part of the first two-part finale since 2010’s fifth series of Doctor Who, starts the with gut-punch we’ve been building towards in the past series. The shock of it is not just the loss of Danny, but losing … Continue reading

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“Go away humans” – “The Caretaker” Review

I am so very behind. This was a fun one. Moffat compared it to “The Lodger,” and I can certainly see that: Trademark Gareth Roberts humor, the Doctor passing for human in a mundane setting, mistaken identity hijinks. However, while “The … Continue reading

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I Hate the Architect – “Time Heist” Review

“Time Heist” continues season eight’s not quite alternation between light and dark episodes, further exploring the lightness and darkness of the Doctor’s character and the often unusual relationship between the two. It’s interesting that in the more ostensibly lighthearted episodes, … Continue reading

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