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4.10 - Midnight

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Reviewed By: Danny_DeYCheetoReview Date: 4/15/19 4:32 pm
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An ongoing motif within some of the best Doctor Who stories is how they reject everything expected of a standard episode; by discarding the Doctor's companion, discarding the Doctor's TARDIS and discarding a standard form of monster, Russell T. Davies created a masterpiece. I've always thought of Midnight as the "Lord of the Flies" episode of Doctor Who, in which the Doctor's gift for being the smartest man in the room is turned against him. There are next to no Doctor Who episodes - and next to no episodes of popular TV in general - that present such a bleak and nihilistic view of humanity, highlighting their wilful capacity for violence, their affinity for anarchy, and their xenophobic-esque rejection of the things they don't understand. I can still remember almost wetting myself when I saw this triumph of television as a young child; to this day, no Doctor Who episode has ever scared me as much.

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 3/25/19 6:18 pm
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For me, this is one of the best stories ever. And I mean top 5 stories of all time! That is despite the superb Donna being only in the episode a small amount and limiting most of the episode to the interior of a small transport with a few people. In fact, that is one of the strengths because it is in the style of great film maker Alfred Hitchcock who would make a film where incredible tension and drama is created in a very limited, claustrophobic setting. Russell T. Davies has absolutely nailed that Hitchcockian brilliance by writing an awesome, scary, tense and suspenseful story. RTD deserves huge credit for bringing Doctor Who back so successfully, keeping story arcs logical (unlike Moffatt) as well as interesting. This is the best example showing he was also capable of writing very highest standard stories.

In addition to the incredible story idea and phenomenal script we also are given the finest quality acting and direction. Alice Troughton well deserved awards for direction as this is perfectly executed. David Tennant puts in a masterclass of acting, not just being a top notch Doctor but a top notch TV performance by any standards. The performance of guest star Lesley Sharp is equally amazing, totally convincing and chilling. The repeating of speech is such a fabulous idea and is acted so well that it is scary and unbelievably impressive.

The rest of the guest cast including David Troughton, son of 2nd Doctor Patrick, is solid as a rock and provide interest. The themes are great and similar to the Hitchcock classic (from Steinbeck's story) Lifeboat which explores people turning on each other out of fear. This theme obviously links in to larger societal issues.

This is simply Doctor Who at its very best. TV magic! 10/10.
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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 2/18/19 3:24 pm
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I absolutley love this story. This was one of the first doctor who episodes that i remember watching as a child and it scared the shit out of me. I've rewatched midnight many times and its just as good each time, i love how the monster is so different from any other monster of the week and i hope that we never find out what it was as the mystery surrounding the creature is the best part.

The ending is also just so depressing and that look the doctor gives the mum when she says "i said it was her" is more hateful than the way he looks at the daleks sometimes. This is my favourite story of nuwho and it's a very hard act to top.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/2/17 7:16 am
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Davies finest and spookiest , it's this sort of story I hang out for. Gotta say it's still one of new who's most original, moffs heaven sent come in mind and a few select others but yes... if you want a spooky/weird doctor who episode. This is my go to!


10/10

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