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5.7 - Amy's Choice

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Reviewed By: EcclestonSmithReview Date: 1/30/19 9:26 pm
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The dream lord is soo badass, wish we got more of him. Amy and rory felt like humans in this
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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 1/7/19 1:06 pm
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This is one of the best episodes of Matt Smith's era and indeed of Steven Moffatt's era as Showrunner. It involves the Doctor, Amy and Rory appearing to share a dream and switching back and forth between two situations unable to deduce which is real and which is a dream. A mysterious character appears to them calling himself the Dream Lord and tells them he is putting them through this and he will threaten their lives in both 'realities' so they must choose which is a dream and die in that dream so they can awake and save themselves in the real world.

Writer Simon Nye has created a clever story which is different and original and yet feels like an old school Doctor Who story as well. It has elements of old stories such as The Edge of Destruction (with strange events affecting the crew of the TARDIS), The Celestial Toymaker and The Mind Robber (mind games with a mysterious antagonist) and Pertwee era type threats from everyday things (in this case old people).

The script is clever, the humour is good, the action is fun with monsters hiding inside old people and chasing them around an idyllic village, the Dream Lord is a terrific antagonist and there are interesting themes for the characters.

There is the first of too many Moffatt era fake deaths but as it is the first I would not criticise this episode for it. Also I am not keen on the 'love triangle' idea involving the Doctor with Amy and Rory but it is well used in this episode without taking the Doctor's feelings too far out of character.

The frozen TARDIS is a lovely touch which is very well done.

A great, entertaining 10/10.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 12/17/17 2:37 am
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Underrated masterpiece.
Amy’s choice is a great example of doctor who.
The dream lord is sadistic and cruel and funny too. The setting is so pertwee it’s great. But Is it the setting at all?
The story has two dream scapes and the heroes must figure out which is real. But a turn of events leaves all the weight on Amy’s shoulders.
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Reviewed By: AbortedFoetusReview Date: 1/11/16 3:35 am
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Possibly my favourite episode of new who.
This episode beats the crap out of everything wrong with the RTD era. Amy gets right what Rose got wrong, the emotional scenes are linked to the overall story, unlike series 3 and 2 all the time... The Characters interactions are bloody superb, it's an imaginative and just all around impressive story. Matt Smith is on top form here as series 5 is the peak of new who.

Karen Gillan shines through this one too, she's given probably the most to do, if not just on par with the doctor, Rory was kind of in the background but he shined through this one too, Jesus, all the characters shined. This story is absolutely gorgeous. Honestly I think this is up there with the greats. The story is fun and inventive, the dreamlord is down right hilarious some of the time and he is such a great antagonist for the story.