I'm not going to describe the plot - for a start,I couldn't explain it properly without spoilers and the Moff has expressed his unhappiness about spoilers. Secondly, no amount of description would do it just.
So, I'm going to resurrect something I used to when I was reviewing 24. I used to do "24 Points on 24". That's a bit long, so I'm going to do eleven points, one for each Doctor so far.
- The TARDIS travelling effects look much better than they've ever done before - of course, Doctor Who has had some ropey effects over the years.
- Matt Smith's Doctor, while very good here, tends to be at his best in Steven Moffat stories. Moffat of course created the character and so can channel him best - others do a rather hit-and-miss job. Gaiman's was a hit though.
- Speaking of chanelling, Idris did remind me a lot of Helena Bonham Carter in a lot of her roles (it's rare for Bonham Carter not to play crazy these days). Full credit to Suranne Jones for a great performance - she's left Corrie well and truly behind her now.
- Rory's is turning into this show's version of Daniel Jackson without the archaeological knowledge.
- Amy does not have a very nice episode - she even lets out a couple of screams. It says something about the state of the show now that it's no longer a huge issue that a companion screams. Of course, Rory does as well.
- That was Michael Sheen doing the voice? I thought it was Gabriel Woolf!
- Oh, lovely to see [spoiler] again - I hope to be able to see it in person at some point soon.
- We haven't had this many repeating corridors since "The Horns of Nimon".
- I'm happy with the outcome in connection with my RP.
- It's a good choice of title - that's all I'll say.
- Uncle and Aunt were creepy. In fact, much of this episode was.
A very good episode and one that's arguably a lot differently from regular Doctor Who. There were great performances all around and a very moving ending. By no means perfect (the pace was a little off in the middle and the Doctor was a little unconvincing at times), but a lovely first go and I'd be glad if Gaiman came on board for another story.