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8.4 - Listen

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 4/16/17 2:14 am
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Listen is great, only problem I really have with it on retrospect is the Clara/Danny stuff. It makes sense as part of story arc that series 8 was going for. But the concepts of a perfect hiding creature that hides under your bed is classic Moffat, love it. A bit overrated but is still a good watch :)
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 9:15 am
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Listen is highly original and has a nice pacing about it such that the story doesn't require a lot of action to keep the viewer's interest. Capaldi has more than one purple patch as he engages in monologues about occult experience. The plot twist at the end, where it is revealed that it is in fact the hapless Clara who engenders the Doctor's preoccupation with the mystical, is a fitting ending to this other worldly episode. It is, however, unfortunate the suggestion that the descendant of Danny Pink is also begotten of Clara is not elaborated upon for the rest of the series.
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Reviewed By: WreosirReview Date: 9/5/15 1:00 pm
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DOWNS
Terribly foreseeable Moffat twist at the end.
Clara and Danny are still boring.
Requires multiple viewings to understand (actually, this really depends on the viewer).

UPS
It's a creepy tale filled with interesting concepts and overall one of two possibilities as to what the monster is. In other words, you have a choice: a) the monster is an unknown entity, which is imperceptible because it has an evolutionary trait of perfect hiding, or b) the monster is the Doctor's own imagination.
Every second of the production was used to it's fullest. A well-spent 46 minutes. (Contrasting the waste of time in Moffat's Deep Breath)
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/26/15 10:05 pm
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Listen finds the Doctor showing up to take Clara on a mysterious quest for the scary creature who stands behind the shared of nightmare of standing up and a hand grabbing people's leg from Under the Bed.

The story is very atmospheric, while also throwing in some great comedy moments as well. The script wasn't perfect and even with the creepiness, I had trouble buying into the menace of the week on a logical level. I also really had mixed feelings on Clara taking another spin into the Doctor's past. The epic responsibility she has for everything to ever happen to the Doctor is going to pose some challenges for whoever the next companion eventually is. Also, Clara continues to show an incredible amount of cluelessness in dealing with Danny.

However, the script's flaws are more than made up for but the absolutely convincing ways that Peter Capaldi and Jenna Louise Coleman sell their performances. Capaldi was superb. The way he delivers his lines is so captivating, it'll scare you to death (or let him steal your coffee, one.) While Jenna Louise Coleman delivers a superb and commanding performance that makes even the more difficult scenes shine.

In the, "Listen" has a good, enjoyable, and flawed script that becomes something far more special thanks to great acting and some superb directing.