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8.11 - Dark Water

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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 8:27 am
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The 1st part of the season's finale is worthy of any era of Who and blessed by the cinematography available today.

The death of Danny, realised convincingly through the truncated phone call, is a startling development that triggers the drama. The ensuing conflict between the Doctor and Clara over a number of riveting scenes drives the plot forward at a quick pace. The Nethersphere is intriguing. Missy is great as a hologram. But best of all is the Doctor's obtuseness to the presence of the cybermen. Even if one has avoided the pre-publicity and leaks, the reveal is on as soon as the skeleton tanks, so redolent of The Tomb of the Cybermen, make their appearance. The dramatic effect of the Doctor's complete lack of insight builds the tension magnificently up to the truly climactic cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/8/15 1:41 am
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The story begins with the death of Danny Pink and takes Clara to a very dark place.

The relationship between Doctor and Clara is superbly played. This is Clara's darkest moment and the plan she hatches is astounding in its desperation and is probably one of the biggest betrayals of the Doctor's trust ever shown. However, the Doctor's reaction is marvelous and the way the relationship between the Doctor and Clara shines through is just superb in this scene in the TARDIS.

The story deals with an afterlife in which we finally learn the tragedy that hung over Danny's life and led him to leaving the military and it's a powerful and emotional scene that leads to him being offered the chance to end the pain forever.

Dark Water is a dark, atmospheric, and very emotionally powerful episode that sets up the final episode of the series. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that certain aspects of the episode can be quite painful for people who've been bereaved particularly if they're loved ones were cremated. This definitely required more sensitivity.

Still despite this issue, this story does a great job of drawing viewers to emotionally engaging mystery full of surprise reveals.

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Reviewed By: FlyingTigerComicsReview Date: 3/5/15 8:28 am
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WIldly offensive plot that not only trivialises death in the most gauche way possible it also doesn't make a lick of sense.

And there's the tranny / panto dame Master which is just rubbish. Some people on gusher forums rave over Michelle Gomez; I don't. Ropey hammy and the mary poppins look is tragically miscued. Mutton dressed up as lamb doesn't help and the comparison is invited given the hot chick companion/assistant trope the current show pursues relentlessly.

As for the actual "plot" - cybermen, who are now basically joke robots; danny pink - an unlikeable character played by a talentless actor whose story "arc" has sucked up waaayyyy too much time;

Moffat needs to change tack or go.