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9.3 - Under the Lake

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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/19/15 8:49 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This one gets an extra mark because Missy gets a rest (first time in 4 episodes if the Christmas Special is excluded).

Under the Lake is well worn territory for Doctor Who but enjoyable.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/6/15 1:00 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Under the Lake is a classic Doctor Who base under siege story, but unlike many other attempts from the Moffat era, this one begins very solidly. This underwater location is beautifully atmospheric, there's a great sense of mystery about it. The characters are intriguing (I love the deaf commander.)

Overall, this was very enjoyable. It had a classic feel to it: Doctor and Companion land in creepy location and have adventure without apparent stalking from any great over arcing plot. That's traditional Doctor Who and it's well-done in this opener to the series' second two parter.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 10/4/15 12:17 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Under the Lake is the third episode from the ninth series of Doctor Who and is written by Toby Whithouse. The story is your average base under siege story set on an underwater base where there are ghosts invading and killing people, turning them into ghosts. Unlike The Magician's Apprentice, Under the Lake takes no time in getting to the plot which is great as it allows a more fleshed out supporting characters. The supporting characters are interesting with a few not being fleshed out enough. Also the ghosts weren't really scary, just a bit intriguing on how they work. Capaldi is great as usual and we get to see a return to the less human Doctor we saw in Series 8. My biggest problem is the cliffhanger as it doesn't have much tension as we don't know what the ghosts are yet and if you need to be dead to be a ghost. All in all a nice set up and I'm looking forward to the conclusion next week.