This intense BBC2 series has come to Netflix and will stress out your summer... in a good way.
Suddenly, the question "Doctor Who?" is a lot more relevant.
The Series 7 finale restored my faith in the magic of the Whoniverse, and somewhat restored my faith in this entire series.
Neil Gaiman's second Doctor Who episode explored a familiar character from the Whoniverse in a completely new way.
After a few weeks of deadly serious Doctor Who episodes, "The Crimson Horror" was a nice return to mysterious, immersive, clever storytelling.
"Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" was a lively, well-paced, intimate exploration into the vastness that is the TARDIS, and also the mystery that is Clara.
A frightened Doctor, a companion who's catching on to the darker side of time travel faster than most, a ghost, imaginative storytelling, and a couple of love stories all combined in this overall satisfying, creepy, and emotionally juicy episode.
Without the crackle of the Doctor and Clara getting to know each other, a huge bizarro world to explore, or a high-stakes, complex story, "Cold War" left me a little cold.
Despite a few plot flaws, "The Rings of Akhaten" did a great job of showing Clara off a bit more and delving into both her and the Doctor's pasts.
I really liked this episode when I first finished watching it, but after giving it some time to ricochet around in my head, it started to fall apart a bit for me as a fully executed story.
Since we've had about a season and a half to get comfortable with the new kids, we thought now might be a good time to compare the two lead male detectives to see how they stack up against one another.
This story, the Ponds' last, was one of love and choices, and it rested almost entirely on Amy and Rory.
This was my favorite episode of the season up until the end, which seemed a bit rushed and tacked-on.
This was an episode about war, and the products of war, and what fear does to people. And despite the light moments here and there, it dealt with some pretty heavy stuff.