The complete 10th Season of Doctor Who is another reminder that show runner Steven Moffat was given way to much power/control or just ran out of ideas and just figured to troll the fans/audience
This season is proof of that While there are a number of stand out episodes there are also painfully bad episodes
The overall season is average at best
While having two companions throughout this season was a bit refreshing it feel into the typical Steven Moffat writing that his "Version" of Doctor Who has been infamous for
Nardole played by Matt Lucas is simply fantastic (He provides the "Humanity" the Doctor has lost in a sense) It's a shame he was written-off the way he was But, you never know he might make a cameo again one day!
Bill Potts played by Pearl Mackie is a different type of companion she has a child like innocence to every situation
Her eyes and her smile express everything you'll come to understand with this character
(The only silly running gag they tend to keep beating like a dead horse is the fact she is gay)
her relationship with Peter Capaldi is very organic and like a father daughter relationship
1 "The Pilot" very good introduction to Bill and what has happened since the events/fall out of "The Husbands of River Song"
2 "Smile" also very good all around!
3 "Thin Ice" (some good ideas but, average)
4. "Knock Knock" (Hands down a huge stand out episode very slick very much like a Agatha Christie novel with Sci-Fi & Horror elements)
5. "Oxygen" very good
6-8 are a 3 episode story
7. "The Pyramid at the End of the World"
8. "The Lie of the Land"
This 3 episode story has some good ideas but, the story itself falls under it's own weight to bloated
9. "Empress of Mars" really solid episode with a very smart social commentary on humans and our need to destroy what we don't understand
huge stand out episode
10. "The Eaters of Light" terrible cheap story forgettable in every way
Episode 11 and 12 is the epic season finale
11. "World Enough and Time"
12. "The Doctor Falls"
(Good Lord this two episode story had so much potential and you get no real pay off
Mostly a bad ending for almost everyone)
The last 5-10sec is a great moment But, as a epic season finale to wind down Peter Capaldi's last dance as the Doctor
It's very anti-climatic i feel very bad for the cast they all did a great job it's not there fault the series had so many missteps through-out
If you are a huge Dr Who fan you'll going to get this set (I will when it's on sale But, its one of my least favorite seasons since the re-boot and it's a reminder that the series/franchise needs a major shake-up
This being Capaldi's last full season is a bit Tragic and sad
After this manic all over the place season it's time for changes
I'm sure Jodie Whittaker is going to surprise all the smocks who have issues with her taking over as the new Doctor
along with Chris Chibnall as the new head writer
This new season of Doctor Who has had some pretty great writing and a really good build-up. This might be the best Companion for The Doctor since Donna. I always appreciate a Companion that has no attraction to The Doctor as it allows for better stories to progress. Bill has no interest in The Doctor at all. Returning concepts have been pretty well handled here as well. And something.. interesting in that vault that The Doctor keeps messing with.
This review is from Doctor Who: Season 10 - Part 1 [Blu-ray]
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Last of the good series
Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
A New Kind of Hero; Becoming The Companion; 3D Binaural Audio for Knock Knock; Deleted Scenes; 6x Doctor Who Extra; 12x Inside Looks; 12x The Fan Show: The Aftershow
I haven't been a great fan of the latest Dr. Who. However, I think the writers were to blame ( and maybe a little towards Peter Capaldi). However, this Dr. Who series is getting better; still worth watching for anyone who has enjoyed Dr. Who.
Peter Capaldi's turn as The Doctor ends with Series 10 and it's one heck of an exit. (Mostly) free of the dead weight Clara's story had become, his final run introduces Pearl Mackie as Bill and brings back Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fun, exciting and emotional, this may be outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat's best series (season) yet.
I have been watching Doctor Who since I was a child. I, like most other fans, have our favorite incarnation of the character. As the series was relaunched I have found solid production values. But story quality can take a backseat to special effects sometimes. I found the 10th season enjoyable because on several occasions it caught me by surprise. There is a definite difference between haphazard and delightfully unpredictable. These episodes were almost always among the latter.