Thursday, August 1, 2013

Doctor Who Tag - Day Five

Least favorite episodes

Series six had some strange episodes, like "Night Terrors" and "The God Complex".  I didn't exactly dislike them, but they seemed unnecessary to me.

"Night Terrors", for one, had an interesting premise, but the mystery didn't lead up to very much.  The climax left me feeling unimpressed.  It was meant to be creepy, and I did find it to be creepy sometimes.  The dolls had a very frightening design, with their large ghost-white heads and sunken, black, empty eyes.  But Amy being turned into one verged on ridiculous, and I couldn't help but laugh.

"The God Complex" was also a creepy and strange episode.  It felt a bit out-of-place to me.  Each writer of Doctor Who has their own style, so I understand that not every episode will feel the same.  That's one of the cool things about Doctor Who, that it experiments and is willing to take risks.  I still thought this episode was a bit too weird.  I also felt like it may have been some sort of commentary on religion or faith, or maybe just faith in general, which I don't have a problem with at all.  I was just not expecting it; it caught me off guard.  Overall, I thought "The God Complex" was an incredibly interesting and complex episode, but it was too strange, even for Doctor Who.  So strange that I think I actually liked it.  Yeah, I've changed my mind!  I like this episode.  But it was very strange.

The only episode of Doctor Who that I actually disliked was "Love and Monsters", the tenth episode of series two.  I believe "Love and Monsters" was Doctor Who's lowest point.  I also felt like it didn't belong with Doctor Who.  I try to pretend it doesn't exist.


  1. I mostly agree about "Night Terrors," it was not terribly great compared to most of the series. "God Complex" is one of those middle of the road episodes of Doctor Who, if you know what I mean. It was not my favorite but it was just good.
    I can't remember "Love and Monsters," although it has been around five or six years since I have seen it.


  2. "Night Terrors" did get a little hokey, but I really like it and "The God Complex." I liked that they were different, and "Night Terrors" was really scary if you don't think about it. "Love and Monster" was certainly a low point though. That one was just plain weird.

  3. I like Night Terrors and The God Complex. They're not huge favourites of mine but I do enjoy them. My least favourites are Aliens of London/World War Three, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks and The Next Doctor. I also hate End of Time. I think it's a terrible send-off for Ten. He deserved so much better.