Sunday, 16 September 2012

Mercy (Yeah, Yeah)

"Today, I honour the victims first. His, the Master's, the Daleks', all the people who died because of MY mercy!"

After taking a break from reviewing after Dinosaurs on a Spaceship gave me an aneurysm, I'm back! Yay. Oh, and what an episode to return with. A Town Called Mercy is easily the best of the series so far, and makes up for the disappointment that was Asylum of the Daleks and the unreservedly bad Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. I had high expectations from this episode, given that the writer (Toby Whithouse) has consistently delivered good stories, including last years The God Complex and Series 5's The Vampires of Venice. Unlike pretty much every other time I get my hopes up, I wasn't disappointed by A Town Called Mercy. While not perfect, it was still a breath of fresh air after a disappointing start to series 7.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Saving the Daleks

"Rescue me chin boy and show me the stars!"

When I first watched it last night, I came away from Asylum of the Daleks not thinking it was bad, merely disappointing. The pacing was all over the place, everything about the plot felt far too convenient, and the episode was just trying to do too much in not enough time. After watching it a second time, I still think the story has it's problems, but I've come to really, really like it.