We we’re away in Northumberland, so I used the cottage’s free wi-fi to download last night’s episode.
This week’s offering, entitled ‘Under the Lake’ was penned by Toby Whithouse, a veteran writer for ‘new-Who’, but probably better known for his excellent BBC 3 series Being Human. For me, I’d say this was a slow-burner, as what started out as a typical Doctor-meets-threatened-humans-and-saves-them, evolved into a much more complex storyline. As always, I won’t reveal the details here, but it’s a good episode – with lots to think about – and plenty of references to past Who storylines for the geeks out there – and in here! (for details, take a look at Den of Geek’s article HERE). There was also some humorous scripting along the way – mostly one-liners – that made me smile a lot.
Oh, and I think the manufacturers of Sonic Screwdrivers will be shedding a tear in this episode, as I can confirm that the Doctor has moved on – to ‘wearable technology’!
I’m really enjoying the series so far; the acting has been spot-on and the stories are much better scripted than many of the episodes in series 8.
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