Moo Moo Who Review

An honest take on Doctor Who


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The Doctor’s Wife 7/10

It has been a while since I have done a review for Doctor Who. Let me tell you I feel spoiled going back and watching the older episodes. Dare I say that Amy and Rory aren’t that bad of companions. This new season of Doctor Who is so horrible that I have gone soft on the previous seasons.

Things that I loved:

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I really like the idea that the Tardis is alive. It reminds me of my relationship with my car. I secretly think that my Mazda has a soul. I know I am not the only who thinks the same thing.

The overall feel of this episode was enjoyable. It was not too dark, but not too over the top Tim Burtonish. Yeah I just made that word up. It was a nice balance and I really liked it.

Like I said before, I actually miss Amy and Rory. Clara is absolutely horrible to me. So horrible that she makes Amy and Rory look like perfect companions.

Another thing I miss is the Doctor trying to figure stuff out on his own. Now a days he is too dependent of the companion. In this episode it felt like the companions were actually the companions! What a concept! They should do that more often.

I loved the fact that there was a Tardis junkyard and that they built a Tardis out of scraps. That is my kind of work right there!

The best part I think was when Amy kept seeing Rory age. It was a cool idea and they pulled it off very well.

Things I hated:

Right off the bat I hated the music. It was too goofy to me, it slowly got less annoying as the episode went on, so it wasn’t too horrible.

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The atmosphere was good, but they tried way to hard with the woman who ended up being the Tardis. She looked too much like Helena Bonham Carter. It felt so forced to be like a Tim Burton movie. You have to just let it happen. Let it be subtle.

The scene where the Doctor scanned Tardis was silly to me. To this day I want to know what he sees when he looks at the screwdriver. It is too small for it to say anything. How does he know what the results are? It is nitpicky I know, but it just irks me.

Yet again we find another death scene of Rory. He is like Dr. Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1. Does the writers have a game going on to see how many times they can kill him? It sure does feel that way.

Nothing really made my eyes twitch in this episode. Which is surprising. I honestly enjoyed the story and all the things I hated were really nitpicky.

Overall I give this a 7/10. I could watch this one again unlike any of the newer episodes.

 

 

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The Curse of the Black Spot- 5/10

You would think this episode would be really good. Aliens, pirates, and sirens? Count me in! Right? I wish it had been like that. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge dud.  

 

THINGS I LOVED: 

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I loved the aspect of the siren being a virtual doctor who is stuck on a ghost spaceship. It is a shame that they only added this to the last five minutes of the episode. It could have been so awesome to see more about the aliens who died. They really should have done more.

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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The pirate theme was so boring and bland. It is overused now that we have a billion Pirates of the Caribbean movies out. Even the music closely resembles the score from the Pirates movies. It was too sugar coated. No one dies, no one even bleeds. They did a close up of Rory’s hand where he had been cut and it wasn’t even bleeding! It looked like a week old cut that was starting to heal. 

Another issue I had with this episode was the unnecessary drama. They didn’t have to have the son in this episode. It is so obvious they did this for added drama. It had more drama in it than the actual sci-fi part. You can’t even really call this story sci-fi. It didn’t get that way until they introduced the ghost ship at the end. 

My husband has been in a debate with fellow Whovians about whether or not Doctor Who is considered fantasy. This is a good example of the show turning into a fantasy. Which I find a shame. The writers have forgotten what Doctor Who is really about. So now we get this mess of a story. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

Rory dies again. How many times can one man die in a show? This did not need to happen. They could have made the ending just as exciting, if not more exciting, if they would have chosen a different direction. 

At what point is the show going to stop trying to be something it isn’t to reel in newer fans? It even has this new intro where Amy narrates. The actual intro is way overdone with lightning and a storm cloud. Why can’t we just have simple exciting sci-fi story lines anymore? Why does it have to be about Amy and Rory and how in love they are? 

This has been an ongoing problem with the new series and this episode is an excellent example of what is wrong with Doctor Who now. 


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The End of Time Part 2- Negative Infinity/10

This was by far the most drawn out episode I have ever witnessed in my whole entire life. I have never seen an episode in a show that has just stretched scenes out with drama and unnecessary fluff. 

 

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Each scene in this episode could have been cut by a good five minutes. The laser scene, the Doctor choosing who to shoot, don’t get me started on when the Doctor has a hissy fit. 

I don’t understand why they decided to dwell on some of the aspects of this episode. The arc itself was already boring to me from the start. Going into this second part I was already tired of the story. At least I don’t have to deal with the 10th Doctor anymore.

I had to skip over him having a hissy about having to sacrifice himself to save Wilfred. It was so out of character to me. Not only did he have a hissy, he had it in front of Wilfred. Even if the Doctor tells him it is alright, he is still going to feel guilty over that. Since when has the Doctor been so narcissistic?

The whole ending was horrible as well. I had to skip over that part as well. I have seen it before and I remember wanting to puke when it got to Rose.

My eyes need a break from all the rolling they have done. My brain needs a break from all the crap it has had to endure. On to the sixth series. Thank Glob I am done with the 10th Doctor. Hate me all you want, I am happy.  


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The End of Time Part 1- 2/10

This episode was tiresome. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either. It just exists. The Master comes back which should be exciting, but it’s not. Mainly because of the plot surrounding his return. 

 

THINGS I LOVED:

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Wilfred is so amazing as a companion. I really wish they would have had him on the show more. If only they had more companions like him now. Instead we have Clara..

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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What have they done to the Master? He used to be this awesome character who was not to be messed with. Now he has magical powers and eats a lot. He has been turned into a comic relief. The fact that there is now hundreds of Masters isn’t even scary. The whole idea is silly. It makes it worse to see him in a skirt and heels. Why can’t they take his character serious? They have done that with all the classic parts of the show now. They are all now silly. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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What was the point of having these aliens in the story? Do they serve any purpose other than making things stupid? They are totally pointless and really dumbs down and already stupid episode. 

I have nothing else to say about this episode. That is how much I think of it. Even the Time Lords at the end couldn’t save this story for me. 


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The Water Of Mars- 8.5/10

I really loved this episode. How funny that this didn’t have any romantic ties between the Doctor and his acting companion. Coincidence? I think not. I wish all episodes were like this one. 

 

THINGS THAT I LOVED:

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What a wonderful plot. The Doctor has to sit back and watch a bunch of people die. He can’t help them due to it being a fixed point in time. They did a really good job of showing how hard it is to be a Timelord in this episode. You don’t see the dark side of time travel that much and it is nice to get a peek of that every now and then. 

The creatures were really creepy looking. I loved the make-up effects and I appreciated that they didn’t use CGI. Normally they have to sugar coat everything in the show, but this was a rare episode where a handful of people died. 

It was great to see the Doctor getting slapped in the face with reality. He thinks that he is in control due to the fact that he can travel through time and space, but at the end of this episode he realizes that he has gone too far. I loved that we saw that dark side of the Doctor. It gives his character more depth. 

 

THINGS THAT I HATED: 

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The scene where they escape on the robot was too silly for me. It was almost like they had to have that in there to keep it kid friendly. I hate forced scenes like that. 

The ending where the Doctor is walking away from the base was drawn out to me. It was so slow and it became worse when he had the robot race to the Tardis. It was torturous. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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Why is the Doctor so caught up on his death? He has died 10 times now! You would think he has gotten used to it by now. He is still going to be the Doctor. I think it is more of the side of the fans not wanting Tennant to leave. It is the writers saying “I feel your pain fangirls.” It makes me so mad!

I am dreading the end to this series. The next couple of episodes are my least favorite. I have a feeling my eyes will need resting from the amount of rolling they are about to do. 


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Midnight- 7.5/10

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.  

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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: 

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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: 

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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. 

 

 


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The Day Of The Doctor

I was so scared I was going to hate the special. After hearing that David Tennant and Billie Piper were going to make an appearance I just knew it was going to be an epic fail. I was dead wrong and never have I been so happy about that.

THINGS THAT I LOVED:

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Everything. Everything was wonderful in this special. The story was like a classic episode. There wasn’t any romantic elements involved and there was no Rose.

That’s right. Billie was an interface for The Moment. Thank baby Jesus for this. As soon as this happened, my faith was restored.

The three doctors together were awesome. They had great chemistry and I laughed countless times. John Hurt is a great addition to the Doctor. I really hope we see more of him somehow.

It was nice to see the cameo of the 13th Doctor. Yes, Capaldi makes an appearance and it is just for a second, but it is a wonderful second.

Every moment was wonderful and it really was all that I hoped for. I could watch it over and over again. I probably will. Who am I kidding?

ALL TIME FAVORITE PART:

Tom Baker’s appearance at the end. It gave me chills and I honestly found tears in my eyes. I have no idea why. Happiness I guess. Don’t judge me.