Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 2

“Smile” Doctor Who heads to the future as the Doctor and Bill go on their first proper adventure to one of humanity’s first colonies and encounter a mystery when they arrive. Part of the appeal of this show is that it can be so many things. There’s no such thing as a “typical” episode of…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…

Sherlock – Season 4 Episode 2

“The Lying Detective” Sherlock picks up from the death of Mary last week and explores what effect it has on the people who were important in her life. The main people of importance were John and Sherlock as you might expect. It’s not surprising that they both react in very different ways while having their…

Sherlock – Season 4 Episode 1

“The Six Thatchers” Sherlock returns after being off the air for exactly 12 months; even longer if you count the 2016 New Year’s Day special “The Abominable Bride” as disposable. It absolutely could be as it has absolutely no bearing on the events of this episode. This episode picks up more or less where the…

Doctor Who – 2016 Christmas Special

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” I’m writing this on Christmas Day which means that the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is there to be talked about. For this episode, Doctor Who jumps on the superhero bandwagon when a young child swallows a gem that grants him his deepest wish. That wish is to have superpowers…

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride

Sherlock returns for a New Year special that takes Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson back to 19th century England for a traditional Holmes story with a twist. I’ve never covered Sherlock before but I have always enjoyed it to varying degrees. I really like how the concept has been modernised…

Doctor Who – 2015 Christmas Special

“The Husbands of River Song” Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas Day means many things to people and one of those is the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special. This episode marks the Peter Capaldi incarnation meeting recurring character River Song (Alex Kingston) for the very first time. I mentioned in my review of the special from last…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 12

“Hell Bent” Doctor Who closes off another season with the Doctor’s return to his home planet Gallifrey and revelations about the Hybrid that has been referenced all season. I’m torn over this episode as it does a lot of things very well but completely undoes the moving and powerful death of Clara back in “Face…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 11

“Heaven Sent” Doctor Who¬†approaches the finale of season 9 with an episode entirely focused on the Doctor as he navigates a maze of his own fears. I have criticised Steven Moffat in the past for weighing Doctor Who down with unrealistic stakes that are completely detached from the emotional core of the story. He is…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 10

“Face the Raven” Doctor Who takes the story back to modern day London with a hidden street and the culmination of events that have been set up all season. As episodes go it starts out seeming fairly average. The Doctor and Clara are summoned by someone who needs their help and subsequently get to work…