06th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

A show like Doctor Who sometimes needs to do the unexpected, and that is what Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent does. What I think I will call this episode is “fan service” because that is exactly what it is, in all the right ways Continuing from Heaven Sent The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is now […]

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22nd Nov2015

‘Doctor Who 9×10: Face the Raven’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who is a show that can make me swear at my television, because it can be so very annoying at times. With Doctor Who 9×10: Face the Raven, I knew what was coming as it was evident that one of my biggest grievances with Season 9 was about to cause issues for Clara and […]

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15th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×09 – Sleep No More’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I am going to start this review by saying I like Doctor Who, in fact I love it. I also like a show that is not afraid to experiment, and do something new. The problem is Doctor Who: 9×09 – Sleep No More is an experiment that went wrong though as usual manages to have […]

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08th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×08 – The Zygon Inversion’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who annoys me, it is a show I love but it manages to disappoint me so much at times. Doctor Who: 9×08 – The Zygon Inversion at first raises many questions and feels like it is struggling to find its footing. Then with around twenty minutes to the end, becomes something very special for […]

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01st Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×07 – The Zygon Invasion’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

After The Woman Who Lived I was hoping that Doctor Who would bounce back with an interesting episode. Doctor Who: 9×07 – The Zygon Invasion is another beginning for a two parter, which holds a lot of promise, though a few plot holes manage to weaken its impact. With a fragile peace between the Humans […]

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24th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×06 – The Girl Who Lived’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With The Girl Who Died last week Doctor Who delivered a good episode that set up a very good idea that should affect the rest of the season. In the second part though, The Girl Who Lived, we were given an episode that probably shouldn’t have actually happened. While that sounds harsh, the fact is […]

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17th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×05 – The Girl Who Died’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

So we’ve finally come to the Maisie Williams episode of Doctor Who, and what an event it turns out to be. The Girl Who Died may be the most important episode of season nine with The Doctor maybe making the biggest mistake he’s ever made… When The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find […]

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11th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×04 – Before the Flood’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When I watch Doctor Who and start to question why he has turned into such a selfish character, something isn’t right. With Before the Flood I found myself asking that very question, as well as at times feeling very confused… Even if I knew by the end of the episode I’d understand what was going […]

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03rd Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×03 – Under the Lake’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I’m not sure what it is about Doctor Who, but it can have weeks were everything just fits, but then go on to an episode where something just doesn’t click. Under the Lake does a lot right, but also gets the most important thing wrong for me, and that is the dynamic between The Doctor […]

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26th Sep2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×02 – The Witch’s Familiar’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

In last week’s review of The Magician’s Apprentice I was worried, I doubted Steven Moffat could conclude the story in a fitting way, or one which I wanted at least. What he gave us with The Witch’s Familiar was something surprisingly good, that not only respected tradition but reminded us this is a new Doctor […]

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20th Sep2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×01 – The Magician’s Apprentice’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who is back with The Magician’s Apprentice, and while we already know that changes are coming in season 9, I’m sure nobody expected the first episode to start off with such a bang. This is exactly what it did though, which holds great promise for the season to come… The basic premise and most […]

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25th Dec2014

‘Doctor Who: Christmas Special – Last Christmas’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing I know about myself it is that I am a cynic, so when I saw the teaser to the Christmas Doctor Who featuring Santa Claus it was a moment when I truly dreaded what was to come.  I will always be a hardcore fan of the Doctor though and will […]

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08th Nov2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×12 – Death In Heaven’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I wanted to like Death in Heaven, and I think I worked out what I had to do to actually do that…turn off my brain and just don’t ask questions. If you accept everything you see without wondering just why, or how things are happening then you start to wonder what the hell happened to […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×11 – Dark Water’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I like Doctor Who and I like Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord.  I’ve grown to like Samuel Anderson as Danny and I of course think Clara is a good companion, so why is it that Dark Water had me a little annoyed? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.  I […]

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26th Oct2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×10 – In the Forest of the Night’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Writing this I know that I have to point out that I love Doctor Who, I doubt anything would make me stop watching it…but I have to be honest.  In the Forest of the Night is placed before the final two episodes that make up the finale, and we all know what that means, this […]

18th Oct2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×09 – Flatline’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When Doctor Who is at its best it can be imaginative and scary, especially for a younger audience.  There is always a fine balance though between the scientific jargon that can be used before the show loses its audience, or they just close off their brains while the Time Lord spews out big words.  Flatline […]

12th Oct2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×08 – Mummy on the Orient Express’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Oh Doctor you are a complicated Time Lord, just when I was worried about the direction of the show you pull me back in.  I’m not convinced that this is some kind of miraculous fix, but I admit this week I was hooked, though at first just a little worried.  With the subject matter there […]

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04th Oct2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×07 – Kill The Moon’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Oh Doctor Who, using big words and gibberish to make us believe we have been entertained and what we are seeing is not silly at all.  With an episode titled Kill the Moon, I did wonder where the imagination had gone from naming episodes, but that won’t stop me from watching it.  Perhaps the most […]

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27th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×06 – The Caretaker’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I am a Doctor Who fan, I want to like every episode I watch but sometimes this just isn’t the case.  Last week when I watched the teaser for The Caretaker I was worried, and having now watched it I was right to be, but also wrong because in truth it wasn’t that bad.  My […]

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20th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×05 – Time Heist’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

There always has to be those throw away episodes in a television show, where the episode has no real importance to the overall continuity but just works as a filler.  Time Heist arguably signposted that it would be one of these episodes and to be fair has done little to dissuade me from changing my […]

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13th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×04 – Listen’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Looking at Doctor Who episodes written by Steven Moffat you can see that he understands how to scare viewers, especially the younger ones.  Listen taps into the fear of the unknown and very much like Blink and The Empty Child creates something that really does show an understanding of what is definitely creepy.  Not everything […]

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06th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×03 – Robot of Sherwood’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When writing reviews I like to go on my initial thoughts and work from there.  Lately there has been a lot of criticism about the direction the show is going and I’ll admit that there are issues that fans (including me) have a right to complain about.  What this can’t get in the way of […]

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