Ah yes, the famous detour of death story line. As a horror fan I know this plot well. Take a detour, find death stalking you for the rest of the trip. So much for an awesome vacation.
THINGS I LOVED:
This is by far the creepiest episode I have seen in the new series. It is rare for me to enjoy an episode written by Davies. In this one he is spot on. The pacing was good, nothing was rushed. Everything made sense. No over the top drama. Well, there was some, but it was a different kind of drama. The right kind of drama. The knocking was a good touch and it stayed creepy during the whole episode. You don’t see a lot of shows that can do that.
I also liked that it was a companion light episode.
The acting in this episode was amazing. It is really the only reason why I rated it so high. I loved how they brought in the issue of how humans react in a high anxiety issue. We really act like idiots don’t we?
THINGS I HATED:
Am I really supposed to believe that this was set in the future? There was nothing futuristic about this whole episode! They were wearing modern-day clothes, had ear buds for headphones. Even the coffee pot was normal! At least give us a cool coffee pot! Something! The fact that they didn’t even try with the set and costumes just took a lot out of the episode for me.
THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH:
For the love of God, can we please just have a season without Rose in it? Why is she still here?! This made the rating drop 2 points. Just her face.
Overall it was a surprisingly great episode. I am really dreading the next story. It is going to be a doosie.