Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
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Review: Doctor Who, The Doctor's Wife

The divorce is on hold

Finally. Finally! FINALLY!

Finally, a well-written episode of Doctor Who again. Finally, a plot without major holes. Finally, characters who ... stay in character. Finally, complications and surprises that neither reek of, nor hint at, a cheat. And finally, an emotional climax that warrants the tears it asks for.

"The Doctor's Wife" is probably not, as I've already seen suggested more than once, the best stand-alone episode of the revived "Doctor Who", but it is a very good one and certainly the best episode — stand-alone or otherwise — since "The Waters of Mars" and maybe before.

I know, I know: it's shocking. As a friend of mine said elsewhere, I "actually liked an episode? ZOMG!"

Click here for the full review (with not many spoilers) at Edifice Rex Online. This entry was originally posted at http://ed-rex.dreamwidth.org/220339.html. Comment there using OpenID, or here as per normal.

Tags: doctor who, matt smith, neil gaiman, review, steven moffat, television
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