Category Archives: TV

Doctor Who Review: S08E04 – Listen

Well that was rather brilliant. It’s a Moffat episode (through and through) so the online debates are following the tediously predictable path but this is a case where Moffat is playing to his strengths, not…

Doctor Who Review: S08E03 – Robots Of Sherwood

Galimaufry indeed. The word was uttered by Ben Miller rather excellently playing the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham (who I found constantly reminded me of Anthony Ainley’s version of The Master) . I had to look it…

Doctor Who Review: S08E02 Into The Dalek

I was really looking forward to this episode. We’re now free of the encumbrance of regeneration and able to see the 12th Doctor in his own environment. Plus a return of the Daleks. Granted Dalek…

TV Review – Constantine Pilot Episode

So yes I’ve watched the pilot episode of NBC’s new show Constantine. It’s based (for those who were unaware) on DC Comics character John Constantine who used to appear in a comic called Hellblazer but…

TV Review: The Flash – Pilot

As a general rule of thumb Pilot episodes are flawed beasts. At best you hope that they will seed enough interesting elements for a show to build on. There are exceptions of course, but it’s…

Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E07 – The Bells of Saint John

 When reviewing The Bells of Saint John for the first time my takeaway was that this was a solid but unexceptional episode that used a lot of familiar elements. After a re-watch I think that’s still…

Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E06 – The Snowmen

Season 7’s Christmas special was the official introduction of the new companion Clara as played by Jenna Coleman. Of course she had appeared previously in the show but this is where her story really begins. And…

Doctor Who Re-Review: The Power Of Three

When I posted my original review of The Power Of Three I called it “almost a great Doctor Who story.” Has my opinion changed with a fresh watch? It certainly starts strong with a very…