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The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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Reviewed By: ThehoperofffarflunghopesReview Date: 2/4/17 7:43 pm
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I think the important thing is too not go in expecting a masterpiece of television, considering the heights that other Christmas specials such as "A Christmas carol" and "The Snowmen." and "Last Christmas." and "Husbands of River Song." reached, return of Doctor Mysterio can seem like something of a come down. Even more so considering it was the only episode of Doctor Who that we had, on telly at least.

But I think that on it's own it's a nice hour long adventure with our favourite doctor and while I don't think it will near the top of the best Christmas special lists I think it's well worth a watch on it's own, Peter Capaldi at the very least is always worth a watch. I think we can all agree to that.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/29/16 12:50 pm
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This story has a lot of charm to it. The Doctor's meeting and interactions with young Grant are funny but also show how well this Doctor relates to children. As an adult, Grant is a stereotypical, but likable superhero who makes sure that Lucy's baby is cared for but carrying a long-range baby monitor wherever he goes. In this story, Moffat revisits a key theme of his era, the importance and nobility of fatherhood, including those men willing to be father to a child not their own.

The story plays around with the idea and stereotypical tropes of many Superhero stories. While some of there stereotypes about love triangles between the superhero and his/her secret identity are less common, they're far from non-existent and the episode has a good time playing with them as well as poking fun at a couple of traditional pieces of superhero lore.

The problem with the episode is that for all its charm, the plot is kind of paper thin. We spin a great deal of the story at Lucy's apartment until we almost forget the villain. When they re-emerge their plot is kind of rushed and it feels as if they borrowed it from Aliens in London with head opening aliens substituted for belching ones.

I enjoyed Grant and his world as characters and overall enjoyed the episode, but I think it would have been better with a more balanced story.
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Reviewed By: biggerontheinside712Review Date: 12/28/16 12:37 am
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I didn't expect anything good from that episode,so I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself enjoying it. Granted, the superhero part was very stereotypical, but I think it was deliberate and pretty well made. Plus the alien plan was actually quite good.
Nardole still hasn't convinced me though