Moo Moo Who Review

An honest take on Doctor Who


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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 Day of the Moon- 7.5/ 10

The first part of the Silence story was far better than this conclusion. My head was spinning from all the stuff that was going on.

THINGS I LOVED:

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The marks were a nice touch. The scene where Amy is trapped in the room with Silence was extra creepy.

Amy having a baby is a really nice twist if I am looking at this as if I was watching for the first time. Knowing what actually happens kind of ruins it because I hate the outcome so much. It is a good way to reel you into the episode more though.

I loved the how the Doctor saved the day at the end. It was really creative and you didn’t know what he was doing at first. I liked how all the crazy things came together in the end.

THINGS I HATED:

River Song jumping off the building into the Tardis’ pool was over the top and silly. She was a lot more flirtatious and annoying in this episode.

The love triangle between Amy, Rory and the Doctor is getting really old. I wish they would leave all that out. It seems so irrelevant to me.

Like I said before, there was way too much going on at such a fast pace. Half of the time I was so confused what was going on. I wish they would have made things a little slower and cut out the romantic bits. That would have made things great.

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH:

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Oh, you know I was going to mention the kiss. How could I not? It makes me want to barf!

Overall this episode was pretty good. Not as great as the first half, but it makes the series seem like it is going to be exciting. Oh, if only it had been.


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The Impossible Astronaut- 9/10

I had to see this episode as if I haven’t seen the rest of series six. By itself it is an amazing episode. I enjoyed every minute of it.

THINGS I LOVED:

Where to begin? The beginning I guess. The death scene of the Doctor was great. It was sudden and they didn’t dwell. He got shot, Amy cried, they burned his body, and they moved on. This is how it should be.

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I am a huge fan of Mark Sheppard. Yes, I watch Supernatural, and Crawley is my favorite character. Don’t judge me. I forgot he was in this episode so it was a nice surprise.

Even River Song wasn’t that bad in this episode. She wasn’t overly flirtatious.

I enjoyed the scene where the Doctor is sneaking up to Nixon in the oval office. It was when the Doctor wasn’t a bumbling fool and you could enjoy his quirkiness. They have ruined that now.

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God, remember how awesome the Silence was at first? Sneaking up on you and you couldn’t remember them when you looked away? They were so scary. Sigh, those were the days.

THINGS I HATED:

The opening scene with the Doctor hiding naked under the woman’s dress was silly and unnecessary. I feel like it was an excuse to get the fangirls drooling.

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Like I said before, River Song wasn’t overly flirtatious in this episode. However, when she did flirt it was horrible. It made me cringe every time.

I don’t have anything that made my eyes twitch. It had be at the edge of my metaphorical seat the whole episode.

I am excited for the next part of this story. I don’t remember a lot which is for the best. It will be like I am watching it for the first time again.


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The Big Bang- ?/10

The question mark represents what I was doing the whole time I was watching this episode. Nothing made sense. Yet again I can’t really review this because I am not able to really understand the episode at all.

WHY ISN’T RORY STONE?
During this time of the episode, Rory is the auton. He was made by whomever it was that trapped the Doctor. Shouldn’t he be made of stone like the other roman autons? Speaking of stone, why are they even turning into stone? Shouldn’t they just disappear? Why is the pandorica not stone?

HOW DOES THE DOCTOR GO BACK WHEN TIME IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING?
Reality slowly starts to dwindle away while they are in the museum. How did the Doctor manage to go back in time to anything just minutes before? Why is earth so special anyway? And why is reality starting to dwindle right at that moment?

HOW DOES THE ENDING MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE?

River Song says that the Doctor will be trapped on the other side of the wall and will cease to exist. The Doctor explains to Amy that she can make things appear due to the universe leaking in her room all those years ago due to the crack in the wall. When he goes into the exploding Tardis, he sees time being rewound. He tells Amy to remember. Finally, when she is a girl, he goes into the crack and it seals. There is no crack then. She didn’t get all those years of the universe to leak on her. Therefore, she has no ability to make people appear. So how does she make the Doctor appear? Also why does she wake up and ends up surprised by having parents? Didn’t she end up having them all those years because time was fixed? Where did River Song come from?! Who wrote this?!! Ahhhh!!! My brain is melting!!

This episode is a mess. It really hurts to watch it.


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The Pandorica Opens- 5/10

This episode really gave me a headache. Instead of doing my normal review, I am just going to ask a bunch of questions that formed in my mind as I watched.

HOW DOES RORY REMEMBER EVERYTHING?

20130818-170116.jpg So, the Rory in this episode is actually a plastic robot (even though they make a metallic noise) waiting to mess things up. They created him from a photo in Amy’s room. Why does he remember anything that happened after the photo? And why is he the only one that is awake while being controlled? He shoots Amy and is conscious of it. Why? He isn’t really Rory. This makes no sense to me.

HOW IS THE EMPTY SHELL OF THE CYBERMAN MOVING?

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Rory kills a cyberman that was attacking Amy. No one was in the suit. I thought that there had to be someone in the suit for it to work. So how is this one moving?

WHERE DOES RIVER SONG LAND WHEN THE TARDIS BLOWS UP?

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In the end, River Song opens the Tardis doors and sees a stone wall. What does this mean??? Where is she? Why is there so many darn questions?!

Is it so hard to have an episode where we can just view and enjoy it? I get wanting a little mystery for the next episode but crapadoo! My head literally hurts now!


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The Lodger- 6/10

I am not sure what they were trying to do with this episode. Was it supposed to be cute and light hearted to prepare you for the season finale? It ended up flopping with me.

THINGS I LOVED:
I really have to think about this because there wasn’t really a lot that I liked. The only thing I really appreciated was the flash of information the Doctor sent to Craig. Only because it showed the past Doctors.

THINGS I HATED:

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Modern day Earth again?! There are billions of planets out in the universe. Why keep going back to Earth? This lacks creativity.

I feel like they are trying way too hard in this episode. It is cute, but not enough to make it enjoyable. They made Craig’s awkwardness over the top and it got annoying.

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH:

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Love conquers the day! Sweet little butterflies and roses all over! Really?! C’mon! That spaceship would have killed them both and then the Doctor would have turned dark and angry. I hate corny endings.

I am getting really tired of Rory and Amy. Rory isn’t even in this one and yet I still manage to get irritated at him! I wish we could have an episode without the romantic bull.


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Vincent And The Doctor- 5/10

After watching this, I really want to start painting. Who knows, maybe I will be the next Bob Ross!

THINGS I LOVED:

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I really liked the colors they used in this episode. The beginning with the fields of wheat was beautiful. Other than that, I have nothing. Oh wait! The photos of the first and second Doctor were nice. A little props always is held high on my scale.

THINGS I HATED:

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They totally wasted Bill Nighy’s acting abilities in this one. It slightly offends me. He has done some amazing things and could have been a really dynamic character in this episode. It is almost like he was an afterthought.

The fact that everything was so emotional was really annoying. They needed to simmer that down a bit.

I really hate that they brought a famous person in history into the story. They always do this. It is not creative at all. Did they meet him before or after Vincent cut some of his ear off? Or did they even know that about him at all?

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH:

Amy is so stupid. It is obvious that Vincent had some major mental issues. Of course, a quick visit from the Doctor heals all mental disorders. Right Amy?

I just thought this episode was really silly. I felt like it was written in five seconds by someone who sat in an art museum for less than that.