Thursday, 15 September 2011

REVIEW: Doctor Who - The Girl Who Waited

Review in a Tweet: not much fun to be had in this depressing & tragic episode. Great emotive performances by Darvill & Gillan but ultimately a bit of a downer.

Best Line: "I bring you to a paradise planet two billion light years from Earth and you want to update Twitter!" - The Doctor

Something for the Girls: Amy's speech about Rory's beautiful face.

Something for the Kids: Robot Rory with a smiley face!

Scary Bit: Amy left alone for 36 years. Freaky.

Episode Highlight: Amy fighting handbots kitted out in hockey gear with a samurai sword!

Coolest Gadget: a tie between the giant magnifying glass and Clark Kent video glasses.

Tearjerker: old Amy left to die. Sad times.

WTF: Imelda Staunton was the voice of the Interface. Another actor wasted.

And the BAFTA goes to: Arthur Darvill juggling loss, grief and anger whilst still being funny. Give the man an award.

Food for Thought: here we have yet another example of a character coming face-to-face with 'themselves'. We have had Flesh avatars, the Tesselecta and now two Amy's from different timestreams. All of this means that the writers have several Get Out Of Jail Free cards when it comes to writing around the future Doctor supposedly getting shot in the first episode.



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