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1.1 - Rose

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Reviewed By: AbortedFoetusReview Date: 1/10/16 11:46 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This episode is an okay introduction to the new era, I did enjoy some of it.. not a lot of it, but some of it was good, for instance, christopher eccleston, one of the best doctors (obviously) and is just a joy to watch, I loved his interaction with Rose despite my disliking towards her, the plastic bin scene was kind of, bad and plastic mickey was so OBVIOUS that it was bordering on parody, I doubt it'll be remembered as a good story, but what I do like about this story and what will be remembered is the doctors speech "the earth is spinning" speech is beautiful and to be honest, the episode did a fantastic job of re introducing the audience and opening it up for newcomers, I liked it, but it's no where near briliant.
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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 12/17/15 9:59 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rose is the first story of the revised series of doctor who and while it is a decent place to start I would say that as a story it's not that great, an inferior remake of spearhead from space.

Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper are ehe best things about this episode but even they seem a little unsure, as not knowing wither or not to play the martial straight or wither to ham it up.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/23/15 10:10 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"Rose" had the tough task of bringing Doctor Who to a generation of viewers who had never seen it before. The episode succeeds on several points. The establishing shots that show Rose's life prior to meeting the Doctor, the mad scene with the Doctor and Rose from Autons and Christopher Eccleston's performance which manages to combine some funny moments, but with a few signs that this is a different more damaged Doctor. As well, there's a touch of mystery about him with that brilliant monologue about the Earth spinning.

Overall, this is a very good beginning for the twenty-first century run of Doctor Who.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/29/15 11:18 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This really zips through set up and introducing characters in great detail, but at the same time it does a great job in the time it's given. This should really have been a two-parter so they could have given the Nestenes a frontman. A big squealing blob only goes so far, and that part of the story feels throwaway. There is a nice allusion to the time war at the end, and the Doctor's bit of dialogue explaining to rose who is was very neat. Of course there is also the, "Lots of planets have a North", line.

However, Mickey is a problem. His supposedly comedy scenes involving the bin and the restaurant in particular are just cringeworthy. Just awful. Clive is odd. He gets killed by an Auton but it cuts away so quickly it's almost like they didn't his death to have any impact. In which case, why kill Clive? He is the only dispensable character you would care about, so if you don't want his death to meaning anything why not an extra? Was the fleeting nature counterbalance or time constraint? Probably a bit of both.

Overall, I thought despite the fact it wasn't the meatiest story there was enough action to keep your attention, enough set up to make sense and actually a fair bit of good writing. After being really disillusioned with the Moffat era this was both nostalgic and a breath of fresh air.
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