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The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 3/28/19 7:19 am
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This is a very fun, charming story that is the only Who we got in 2016. It for me bridges the gap between the lackluster Series 9 and the great Series 10 and highlights both of them.

Capaldi is god. Seriously, the man's amazing. He truly shines here. For me, he is the greatest New Who Doctor purely because of his incredibly humorous and yet dark acting. Fabulous stuff. Nardole here isn't the cowering wreck he was in the last story. While I like him in The Husbands of River Song, he wouldn't have worked the same way here and I'm glad Moffat gave him some development that helped him become a recurring character.

As much as I'm not a fan of the superhero genre (I watched my first superhero movie a few weeks ago, Captain Marvel, which I thought was enjoyable but flawed), I like the Ghost. I think he's a great character who shows some real emotion. What I like about Lucy is that she's not a bitch-boss or stereotypical Moffat woman, she's strong in her own right and I ADORE the story about her ex-partner. It's one of the first times a woman shows power in Moffat Who that isn't necessarily sexual power (AMY POND!!!). In hindsight, Lucy and eventually Bill are two of the best Moffat characters purely for this reason.

The main flaw in the story is the plans of both the Shoal and the Doctor. The Shoal have a very complicated plan that involves bombing capital cities and setting up businesses and so forth. The Doctor's plan is to crash their spaceship. I'm a firm believer that the plan of the protagonist has to be equally as complex as that of the antagonist as it gives a sense of power to the protagonist. I also feel like this is a bit anti-climatic and a cop-out ending.

Still, its a fun enjoyable story that I like more than most.

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 12/28/17 1:21 am
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Obsorb this as it should be, a parody of the modern super hero movies.
Moff clearly had fun with this cheese fest. Casting a hilarious choice from the (b-grade as) dragon ball z movie.

It’s clear this episode wasn’t going to be for everyone but frankly I got it and after a rewatch I actually adore it for what it is. A pile of silly satirical fun.
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 12/19/17 2:57 am
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Although the lower rating may suggest I don't like this episode, I really don't. Back during the press and promotion for The Return of Doctor Mysterio was trying to be a faithful retelling of superhero movies like the old Superman films form the 70s and 80s, it completely does that. They're nice and cheesy and are a bit of fun; but it isn't anything special. There's nothing really 'Doctor Who' about it other than a few great Doctor moments from Capaldi.
I will watch it again but it's nothing i'm in a rush for.
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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.