Doctor Who returns once again and in a follow up to my previous post, I thought I’d give it some kind of mark out of ten, using a completely flawed and nonsensical system! Just for fun, obviously.
So, if we assume that ten is the mark for a perfect episode, and starting from a base of zero, let’s assign some scores to parts of our equation:
Expectation = +8
As I said in my previous article, I keep watching, hoping that it will give me the show I want.
Loss of Karen Gillan = -3
While the character of Amy Pond could be highly irritating, it was Karen Gillan.
Loss of Arthur Darvill = -1
Good actor, not so good character, but he had his place.
Addition of Jenna-Louise Coleman = +3
Positive start. Let’s see how this progresses.
Story = -1
Based on the expectation of a story worth 8 points, this was ok, but had a few too many things that irked.
Villains = -1
Purely for the “we could stop him now” exchange, there has to be a demerit for that!
Appearance of Richard E. Grant = +1
It’s Richard E. Grant. he should be in everything.
Overall score = 6
A fairly good start, with a not too bad episode, but there are improvements to be made! Her response of “something awesome”, when asked what she wants to see first, in the ‘next time’ bit at the end, was a little worrying; would she not have something specific in mind if she’d been thinking about travelling for so long?
Anyway, all foolishness aside, a solid return!