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7.6 - The Snowmen

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/25/15 11:36 pm
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The 2012 Christmas Special has a lot to commend it. I have to give credit to Stephen Moffat. It’s easy to make shadows or gothic statues scary but snowmen, that’s another accomplishment entirely.

It says something about the Doctor that even when he tries to go into isolation instead of doing what a normal person would do and going to some isolated place and parking the TARDIS, he parks in the air above Victorian London. Jenna Louise Coleman turns in a good performance particularly given her story was meant to establish a sense of mystery. There are also great funny moments courtesy of Dan Starkey and some emotional ones.

There are problems with this one in terms of logic, and also the lack of development of Doctor Simeon. Still, this is a case where everything that’s right with the story and particularly it’s style, outweighs the problems with its substance.