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2 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
It's nigh impossible to defend this childish garbage
Scott Baldwin (Meven_Stoffat) from Canada
24 December 2013
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Gotta love Christmas. Well, I do. But the downside is the people who
save away at long shifts and suddenly go get scary drunk and get into
trouble, but I don't do that. I set limits for myself, although I do
often expect some drunken fun. However, another downside is that you
never know whether the DW Christmas special will be good or bad, and
even though I only got into the show just over a year so, I can tell
Christmas is usually a gamble with regards to these specials, and I can
say that I've enjoyed the majority of them, but I sadly can't say the
same thing about The Doctor, The Widow, The Wardrobe.
This is especially a comedown after the heady thrill of The Christmas
Carol, a reselling it the beloved Dickens tale with a Who twist. And
it's no secret that 2011 was not that good a year for Doctor Who; with
series 6 being a complete mess of over-arching story lines and
tryhardism, so it's natural that Moffat would go for a more childish
approach. Problem is, this episode was clearly designed for children
with not a single ounce of maturity in it, and it's absolutely painful
to watch. Moffat isn't the best writer for Who (but he is better than
Russell T. Davies) and he is mostly really good when he writes, but
when he's bad, boy is he bad, and this is a case.
Alright, so I'd be lying if I said it was totally bad. Mtt Smith is
predictably great (same can't be said for that awful wig he wears) The
ending was quite emotional, with The Doctor going back in time to save
the housekeeper's husband, but that's something the Doctor would NEVER
do, especially after he learned the nightmarish consequences of such in
Father's Day. I get that every Doctor is different but this was just
painful to watch. I don't expect every single DW episode to be exactly
great, but I do expect it to be at least fun, and having some
substance. This has none. Avoid.
8 out of 37 people found the following review useful:
dreadful, dire, abominable
stesimbrotos from United Kingdom
28 July 2012
The title indicates that this is CS Lewis revisited.
A childish tone is developed and maintained which today's sophisticated
kids may, and should, feel insulted by.
The cast features several of the current batch of bland comedians who
are doing themselves no favours appearing in this tosh.
This years season of Dr Who has twisted and turned with now predictable
and formulaic Moffat shtick punctuated by the odd contemporary
embarrassment such as the "Anglican gay marines". Hundreds of years
into the future and gays still have to be defensive about their
Moffat is on the slide - he can't possibly get worse than this.
But I'm sure he'll try.
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