Here we go with my thoughts about episode seven of series thirty-seven of Doctor Who, which is called Kerblam!. To sum up, I’ll start by saying it was not my cup of tea, but I expect it will be popular with most. And, even though I mostly didn’t enjoy it that much, there were some good things about it. Ryan got through a whole episode without mentioning his dad, for one thing, and then there was the threat.
I just watched the latest episode of Doctor Who, which is episode six of series eleven of New Who. It is like no episode of Doctor Who I have ever seen before, but in a good way. It wasn’t perfect – Doctor Who never is – but it was well above average. A lot of the latest season of the show has been harking back to glory days, with space station under siege episodes, giant monster episodes, and a regeneration episode.
Season four of Supergirl is in full swing now, and it is a show that rewards watching. I’ve been a fan from the very start, and I wrote a post about Supergirl’s sci-fi credentials back then. If, like me, you started watching this show for superhero battles, you will notice that this element is getting less and less. The first season did knock-down, drawn-out battles between opposing super powered individuals very well, but the show has a lot of episodes under it’s belt now, and it has evolved beyond that, into something different.
The fifth episode of New Who season eleven, The Tsuranga Conundrum, was… erm… yeah… not good. It had a lot of potential, and there were some enjoyable moments, but all the good stuff it had going for it was let down by a laughable monster, and a cast of characters who were all there to provide brief, unearned, tiny, shrunken, redemption stories. I’m a Who fan, so I enjoyed it, but I can well imagine that somebody less invested in everything related to the Doctor might find their attention wandering.
The credits just rolled on the latest episode of Doctor Who, so I have immediately hopped onto the computer to get a blog post up about it as soon as possible. The episode is called Arachnids in the UK, which is episode four of series eleven, and again it is a very fine and entertaining piece of television. I’m so impressed that, at almost the half-way point now, this series of Doctor Who has yet to really put a foot wrong.
Doctor Who is back again for episode three, and maybe the best episode of the show – whether classic or revival version – that I have ever seen. From the trailer for the show, I thought it was going to be something like an episode of Timeless, but I was wrong, it is a lot more than that. It is an extremely powerful episode of TV. It starts, as usual, with those beautiful credits, that consist of little more than a blob of CGI, blossoming from the dark and pulsating like a cloud of chaos.
After great success jumping back on with the new season of Doctor Who, I thought I would try the same trick with The Walking Dead. I gave up on the show after they killed off Glenn. I will not go into a long rant about how badly the show had lost its way at that point. Suffice it to say that I prefer stories where communities pull together against zombies, not stories where bands of crazies wage war against each other for no good reason.
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