Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS” – Doctor Who

About a half an hour before this episode aired I got into one of those Twitter debates that can eat up your evening. A friend of mine was singing the praises of Russell T Davies, and how the show has … Continue reading

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“Hide” – Doctor Who

And this is how we do a confinement episode. This series of Doctor Who hasn’t wowed me in general, if I’m honest. I’ve certainly enjoyed pockets of it, and I’ve definitely enjoyed segments of certain episodes — but apart from … Continue reading

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“Cold War” – Doctor Who

A step up again, if not exactly a triumph. Mark Gatiss — he of Sherlock writing and acting fame – returns to the Whovian fold once again for his fourth adventure, and also ticking off our “return of a classic … Continue reading

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“The Rings Of Akhaten” – Doctor Who

What do you do with a second adventure that’s not a second adventure? As far as Clara Oswin, this Clara Oswin, is concerned, “The Rings Of Akhaten” represents her first foray into the timey-wimey world of the Doctor. Episodes of … Continue reading

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100-Word Premiere: Mad Men

Eschewing the treatise usually dedicated to reviewing any episode of Mad Men, I’ll just say that the show has finally drawn me in after years of being in my “no” pile — mainly because, in season six, it’s finally reached … Continue reading

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Anatomically Incorrect

Some things – like burying a beloved family pet or leaving someone at the altar – are all about timing. That indescribable, zeitgeist-y moment when an idea evolves, Pokemon like, from a mere sideshow in the great online circus into … Continue reading

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“The Bells Of Saint John” – Doctor Who

And we are back. After a fantastic Christmas episode that saw Clara “Oswin” Oswald re-connect with the Doctor in Victorian London – and then, once again, bite it – we return to present time and present London for an adventure … Continue reading

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