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5.7 - Amy's Choice

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 12/17/17 2:37 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/6/15 5:18 pm
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It starts by only feeding you pieces of the story to create an air of mystery, rather than confusing you with plots and plans by villains that become more and more overly elaborate and juggles to different aspects of the story between two different realities.

The Tardis scenes offer dialogue to drive the narrative whilst the village setting offers fast paced action and the occasional bit of slapstick. The Village also offers visual red herrings like pregnancy and pony tails to make people looking for visual clues think it is the false reality. The Tardis offers the problem of an improbable ice star to fool those trying to think their way through it. It has that familiar hall mark of a Moffat type menace, something every day which becomes scary. Instead of statues it is old people. A second viewing will highlight any hints that you may have missed

It doesn't feel burdened servicing a story arc that will disappoint. It's sleek and perfectly balanced. Nothing is forced and everything contributes to the story telling; never a dull moment or a bad performance from the cast. One of the best Moffat era stories ever, technically strong with some great dialogue, in a word brilliant!