Mediocre. I enjoyed it, but I don’t think that today’s episode of Doctor Who was really what it was built up to be. I didn’t think it was even scary – more just relatively entertaining. I think that the actor that acted George managed to play the part particularly well – perhaps a young talent to watch. The plat was relatively well done, and I particularly liked the general theme, though I was most impressed by the transitions from human to doll – that worked fantastically.
I also liked the detail that the BBC went to with the Doll’s House. It looked just right – the lighting, the props, the little toys. Whoever did the design on those were fantastic. If you were paying attention early on you would have realized it was a doll’s house (I realized it was some sort of fake house with the bit with the cooper/wooden pan), though the big clue was when we say the doll’s house in the cupboard.
One thing I did find interesting was the eye Amy and Rory found in the draw. That wasn’t expected, or explained.
Here’s a list of my favorite bits from this weeks episode:
- The painted grandfather clock
- “EastEnder’s land”
- The CG transitions
- Rory’s awful attempt at pretending to be Social Services
- The music at the end (it was something like ‘The Doctor’s time will come’ – though we know he doesn’t really die because there is a commission for next year’s series!)