Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 1

“Earthbreaker” Thunderbirds Are Go returns for a second season and introduces a new enemy to cause trouble for International Rescue. For the most part I enjoyed the first season of this show. It wasn’t without its flaws but on the whole it’s an enjoyable experience to watch an episode and the visuals often make up…

Me Before You

Thea Sharrock’s Me Before You adapts the Jojo Moyes bestselling novel of the same name to tell the story of a small town girl who falls for a paralysed man she is employed to take care of. Emilia Clarke plays Louisa Clark, the small town girl in question who is very much a prisoner of…

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…

Doctor Who Season 9 Episode 9

“Sleep No More” Doctor Who does found footage as the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a dark, desolate space station with a missing crew and a mysterious menace stalking them. It took a while but Doctor Who finally gives audiences a found footage episode long after the bandwagon has left and the style is…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 8

“The Zygon Inversion” Doctor Who rounds off the two part Zygon story with an episode that has some great moments but overall comes across as uneven. Much of the episode is saved by the excellent performance by Capaldi in his big scene towards the end of the episode but I’ll get back to that later…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 7

“The Zygon Invasion” Doctor Who brings back the Zygons who were reintroduced in 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” and reveals the result of the forced peace talks. It turns out that a treaty was formed allowing 20 million Zygons to take human form and live peacefully within society. According to the Osgoods…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 6

“The Woman Who Lived” There’s a proverb that most of you will be familiar with – “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. It normally means that some of the worst acts are committed through a desire to do good but Doctor Who brings an alternative meaning in this episode. The “good intentions”…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 5

“The Girl Who Died” Doctor Who attempts to have some fun after the emotional intensity of the previous 4 episodes with a story that has the Doctor help a bunch of Vikings fend off aliens. The opening of the episode really sets the tone for a high octane adventure with Clara drifting out in space…