John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan Thoughts

Meant to post this last night, but was feeling tired and went to bed instead.

I finished watching last night's episode of Doctor Who this evening, "The Angels Take Manhattan" and thought, "That's it? That's all they did?".

I've promised myself that I'm not going to give away too much about the episode, so there are no real spoilers here, but... The departure of Amy and Rory was about what I expected, and while it's made clear that they're out of the picture and won't be coming back, it was an Pond/Williams departure that was full of angst, fitting in many ways, but was so sappy and dripping with sugar that my diabetes could easily have rendered me comatose. Given that Moffat has taken the show in a very much faerie tale direction, the story of Amy and Rory ended up very faerie tale-like, with their happy ending, but even so...

There were some good moments in the episode, I liked the timey-whimey things that went on, and the love that Rory and Amy had for each other really shone here.

That said, the Weeping Angels have been overused since Moffat took over as showrunner, but to be honest, they're his creation and I thought that tonight's episode used them rather well, harking back to "Blink" and the real fear that they evoked. I liked the episode quite a bit in terms of the Weeping Angels themselves, though I was disappointed at the whole business with the Statue of Liberty as a Weeping Angel, since a) the SofL is not completely stone; and b) no one in the city of New York, "the city that never sleeps", noticed that the Statue of Liberty had gone for a walk and a stomp? Come on!

Other than that, an end to the current run of the story, as we now await the Christmas special and the introduction of new Doctor Who companion.
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