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.