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6.4 - The Doctor's Wife

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 1/21/19 11:42 pm
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I would say this episode is one of the best of the Matt Smith era. Many other fans apparently think so too. It is interesting, dark, emotional, witty and has top quality acting and production. Suranne Jones is perfect for the role of Idris and Matt Smith acts a rare tearful moment for the Doctor very effectively. It ventures more into realms of fantasy than straightforward science fiction adventure. Showrunner Steven Moffatt clearly pushed the show in this direction and this episode is written by well known fantasy writer Neil Gaiman. I actually found the story hard to fully appreciate at first due to the fantastical, weird elements. I found myself wondering if the events made sense within the Doctor Who universe. After a lot of thought I am satisfied it is all just about OK.

One thing that still annoys me is that the scene when Rory appears to die is ruined by the fact that it is the 5th time in the 18 episodes since his debut that Rory has apparently died only to return! If that is not ridiculous enough it is actually the third episode in a row this has happened!! Astounding that Steven Moffatt thinks that is acceptable!

The immense quality of the whole episode and Gaiman's fascinating script with the touching scenes of the Doctor interacting with his beloved TARDIS overcome any slight questions and the Rory death scene is a trick by the villain so is just about forgivable even though it is irritating to have yet another fake death.

Overall a superbly enjoyable episode which transcends its minor problematic aspects. 9.5/10.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/5/17 10:53 am
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A fondly written adventure for matts fun and whimsical doctor. Probably his best or one of his best adventures.

Lovely atmosphere, acting is good, little creepy , little funny , little sad and some of my fav sets/effects of that era!

9.5/10

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Although nightmare in silver may have a felt a flop in comparison, I still really hope Gaiman pens another script!
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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 12/17/15 4:43 pm
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My favourite Matt Smith story, at least on tv.