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 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 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.


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Photos From Day Of The Doctor Trailer

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Here are some photos from the 50th Anniversary Special. I was going to break it down and theorize what I thought was going to happen in the episode, but I can’t seem to get my thoughts down. There is so much going on in this trailer. I have a good idea of what may happen. I think John Hurt uses that jewel as a weapon, perhaps like Bad Wolf? Rose’s eyes are lit up, but I think that is from the jewel. Somehow the Zygons and the Daleks fight each other. I am not sure about this episode. I am excited/nervous. Share your thoughts!


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Official Synopsis for The Day Of The Doctor

BBC has officially announced the synopsis for The Day of the Doctor. I don’t know why they have waited so long. You would think they would have shown us a little sooner. 

“The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.”

I am not sure about this. It doesn’t sound compelling to me at all, but I am still excited and I am keeping an open mind. Which is rare for me.