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.

Why?

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: "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 →