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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/2/18 12:54 am
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Brandon Yow goes to visit his sister Alex to find she's living in a tiny apartment blogging for little money in a neighborhood that's caught in a crossfire between an eccentric owner of a homeless shelter and a sleazy lawyer wanting to build a mall. Then the two run into a weeping angel and...The Doctor.

This was a fun and breezy story with a few elements of suspense. The new companions are likable and relatable. There's so much action, we only get an inkling of what they're about, but I could relate to them. As an American, I thought the writer did a fairly good job making the American characters sound...American and mostly avoided using of place phrases. (It would be perfect had the writers not one of them ask the Doctor if he was "having us on.")

The story introduces some clever ideas regarding the angels, particularly the idea of a disc that can be used to control the Angels. However, the resolution of the story is a bit problematic because the resolution requires some clear violations of the rules about the Weeping Angels that have been established on TV. The cutting corners at the end may have been the result of the challenges of getting the whole story on one CD. However, even Moffat fudged some of the rules on the Angels. And the story is such a fun listen and sets up an intriguing mystery that the continuity problem detracts from the story, but doesn't ruin it.