It’s the penultimate episode for Jodie Whittaker’s first season as the Doctor and overall, I’ve been UNDER-whelmed. No-one’s more surprised than me at this, but with its over-simplified stories and a set of characters that I simply can’t relate to, I’ve struggled to sing its praises. Conversely, most of the Who fan-base, seem to absolutely love this series! Go figure!!
Whilst I recognise that ‘62-year-olds’ aren’t exactly the target audience, I’ve been quite surprised at how much I’ve DIS-liked the majority of episodes, even though the acting itself has been very good. Well, every new Who is allowed a flaky first season, so maybe next year’s will restore my enjoyment! Maybe?!
Spoiler-free reviews of this episode promise much, so here we go, it’s 6.30, and I’m watching it live…
6.34: Lots of tense music… something is about to happen
6.35: A girl in the wardrobe - wearing sunglasses! That was unexpected
6.38: Oh, she’s blind
6.41: More tense music!
6.42: I’d get your money back on that mirror Graham!
6.47: Ahh, this week’s ‘big bad’ appears
6.51: I hate moths!
6.55: I hate them even more now! Yuk!
6.59: Well I wasn’t expecting that character
7.02: The ‘science bit’
7.10: Getting very tense now!
7.12: Wow! Some sacrifice Doctor!
7.13: That’s a dodgy CGI frog!
7.17: Bit of a lightweight resolution to the plot!
7.18: Mega-emotional moment for Graham!
Actually, not a bad story this week, but like so many before it, this one too, all seemed a bit light-weight - and the CGI frog was a real let-down!