Doctor Who: Season 7, Episode 6

The Snowmen (25 Dec. 2012)

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London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.

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The Doctor is living in 1892 London, still despondent over the loss of his friends. He has no interest in what is happening in the world even after he learns that the snow is strangely sentient and can form into rather vicious snowmen. A local barmaid, Clara, is intrigued by the Doctor and he is soon intrigued by her when it turns out she also works as a governess caring for Captain Latimer's two children. Together, they fight Dr. Simeon who has known the evil snowmen since he was a child. The Doctor is shocked when he realizes that he's met Clara before....and will no doubt meet her again. Written by garykmcd

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Neve McIntosh played two other Silurians, Alaya and Restac, in Doctor Who: The Hungry Earth (2010) and Doctor Who: Cold Blood (2010). See more »

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When Clara lands after pulling the ladder down in the park the ground moves as if the snow was sitting on top of a plastic sheet See more »

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Clara: [Clara repeats lines from a previous encounter with The Doctor] Run. Run, you clever boy, and remember.
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It must make sense to some people, I guess...
26 December 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

I'm going to be honest... very few episodes of Doctor Who have ever made much sense to me. The show didn't make a lick of sense when I was a kid back in the 70s and it's no more intelligible now that I'm middle-aged. What I always enjoyed, though, was the sense of fun, the creativity and the scary monsters, three factors that kept me watching despite often not having a scooby what was going on.

This Christmas special does feature the occasional fun moment, but the story is dull, the usually reliable Richard E. Grant puts in a forgettable performance, Ian McKellen is completely wasted, the creatures are weak (the crappy CGI ice woman was extremely disappointing and the titular snowmen did very little to send a chill up the spine), and the episode is even more impossible to follow than usual. Thank heavens for the presence of the rather lovely Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara, who managed to hold my interest despite me not having the foggiest what was going on.


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