Doctor Who: “Under the Lake” and “Before the Flood” First Impressions

I’m covering this two-parter in a very late single post because I’m a bit traumatized right now when it comes to water.


I live in South Carolina, which suffered a rainfall of near-biblical proportions the weekend that the first half of this two-parter, “Under the Lake,” premiered. “How much rainfall are we talking about?” you ask. ::deep breath:: We had two feet of rain. TWO. FEET. Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: “The Magician’s Apprentice” First Impressions

It’s new Doctor Who time again! Before we begin, let’s talk about what this post is and what it isn’t. What it is: A few thoughts I have about the episode having watched it twice in the first few hours after it’s release. What it isn’t: a full-on critical essay laying out all of the nuances of the story. This isn’t a final pronouncement on “The Magician’s Apprentice.” It’s only the beginning.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at “The Magician’s Apprentice.” Continue Reading →

Review: Doctor Who: "The Bells of Saint John"

The Bells of Saint John Movie Poster

It’s that time again–new episodes of Doctor Who are here!  Hooray!  Can you tell I’m excited?  😉  First up is “The Bells of Saint John”, which has been described as either a James Bond-style thriller (squee!) or “The Idiot’s Lantern” rehashed (meh).  Since it’s been about a week since it first aired, I’m assuming that most Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: "The Beast Below"

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Well, that was…odd. Don’t want to be all spoilery, but let’s just say that it felt, well, weird for a Doctor Who episode and leave it at that. Can’t figure out what’s weird about it and neither can The Husband. Matt Smith does seem more alien than DT or Chris Eccleston did, that’s for sure. Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: "School Reunion"

The Husband and I watched another Doctor Who episode tonight; this one is called “School Reunion.” It’s the episode where the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey run into Sarah-Jane and K-9 in a school that is near a suspicious number of UFO sightings. This particular episode underscores how great a job the current team is doing Continue Reading →