Sunday, June 12, 2011

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War (review)

Well, it finally aired last night so I figured I could post some more in depth thoughts on the episode. I was loathe to do so before it aired in the US as there's always the odd chance someone will stumble upon this little blog and have it spoiled for them and I would hate for that to happen.

Now that that's out of the way.

The episode was fantastic. It's a really good cap off of the first part of the season. Amy is in the hands of a shadowy organization and the Doctor calls in a few favors to raise and army to kick some ass so that they can get her and the baby back. Rory dons the Roman armor again and the first casualty of the war are some Cybermen who might know where the base for the enemy is. Great stuff. Always love to see the metal men getting their asses kicked.

It's a rollicking good time, too. It's fun seeing the different people show up at the Doctor's behest and despite being a fairly serious episode, it still manages to be loaded with a lot of fun. Space pirates. Lesbian Silurians. Headless monks. Exploding Cybermen. Hell, we even find out a bit about River Song, as to exactly who she really is. We're still waiting on who she is to the Doctor and who she killed to get locked up, but it's the little things that keep us hanging on.

I can't wait to watch it again, I enjoyed it so much. Brilliant stuff that reminds me a lot of Eccleston's finale, where he goes balls to the wall to fight off the enemy.

Check it out.

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