Here’s something for you Doctor Who fans out there. I have just bought the recent episode on DVD, the christmas special ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardobe’ and finally had the chance to watch it…again (I saw it on christmas day). I’m pleased to say that the copy works fine :).
Anywho, I love this episode. Maybe love is too strong a word…how about like? I like this episode. I have heard a couple of people complaining that this particular episode was rubbish. I can’t see how.
Watching something for a second time allows me to pick up things I didn’t the first time, and also prompts me to get teary at the more sad episodes, as was the case here. For instance I nearly cried at the end when the Doctor and Amy had their reunion after 2 years, where they were being childish by neither of them wanting to hug the other first (*shakes head*). Although the water pistol did add a comical effect to the scene, but didn’t necessarily ruin the emotional side of things.
I also noticed how the character of Madge, Lily and Cyril’s mother, was a bit…well…crazy. But possible Doctor kind of crazy. I think that means I like her character. Oh, and I realised Bill Bailey was in it, although technically I saw that the first time around.
Some might say that the episode was a rip off of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardobe’, or as the people with a yorkshire accent would say “T’ Lion, T’ Witch and T’ Wardrobe” (Michael McIntyre joke if you don’t know). I say how dare you! It is a clever ploy to make an interesting episode! Do you know how hard it is to write something entertaining? Well let me tell you: it’s bloody difficult! I speak from experience as a trainee journalist and wannabe author!
The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that the wooden aliens weren’t more like the Weeping Angels. I thought at first that that was what they would be like; you turn and they had moved closer or something. The Weeping Angels have, after all, been voted the scariest monster in Doctor Who, making them better than the Daleks (and rightly so; there’s only so much one can take of those damn pepper pots). But alas, these wooden beings weren’t scary at all…more boring.
Overall the episode was a great re-watch. So says me!