Doctor Who: Orphan 55

And we are back, unfortunately, to many of the deficits which plagued the first series of Jodie Whittaker's DOCTOR WHO with today's third episode, an entry that's heavy-handed, completely forgettable and which does nothing to broaden our understanding of the core characters. This is a distressing development given how much progress the opening two-parter seemed … Continue reading Doctor Who: Orphan 55

Doctor Who: Spyfall, part two

Okay, well, that was about as properly DOCTOR WHO as DOCTOR WHO has felt since the start of this new regime. It wasn't perfect, naturally, it had its flaws--the largest of which being that the underlying plan of the Kasarvin is not only utter nonsense, it's dispensed with almost off-handedly, so much so that secondary … Continue reading Doctor Who: Spyfall, part two

Doctor Who: Spyfall part one

I've been a regular viewer of DOCTOR WHO since around 1981, starting with Tom Baker (his first three seasons, which were ubiquitous here in the U.S. for many years) and I've watched it regularly and continuously since then--albeit with the huge gap in the middle that everybody suffered through in the 90s. In my household, … Continue reading Doctor Who: Spyfall part one

DOCTOR WHO

It’s Christmas Eve as I write this, and for the last near-decade, at least in my household, my children have learned about the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas, you see, is when Dad watches Doctor Who. Since the show came back in 2005, viewing each year’s Christmas Special has been something of a ritual, a … Continue reading DOCTOR WHO

DOCTOR WHO

It’s Christmas Eve as I write this, and for the last near-decade, at least in my household, my children have learned about the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas, you see, is when Dad watches Doctor Who. Since the show came back in 2005, viewing each year’s Christmas Special has been something of a ritual, a … Continue reading DOCTOR WHO