Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode Two; The Witch’s Familiar

Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode Two; The Witch’s Familiar

What did you think of episode two of Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar? On the whole I enjoyed it, a few nit picks but nothing that distracted me too much. I’m going to discuss it in detail but be warned I will be mentioning SPOILERS from the first two episodes. Just to note, I won’t be reviewing every Doctor Who Episode. My plan is to do the opening, final and a few episodes in-between that stand out either because they are particularly great or no so great.

There were some great moments in this double episode,  the Doctor entering the arena on a tank playing electric guitar, the Doctor going for a spin in Davros’ chair, Missy tricking Clara into trapping herself inside a Dalek (That was the best moment for me by far. Trapped inside a metal shell, unable to speak. Terrifying!) Brilliant writing.

There were a few iffy moments as well but nothing that ruined the episodes. As a friend pointed out to me, the Daleks didn’t actually kill anything in the Witch’s Apprentice, they just rolled around and shouted a lot. The opening of last night’s episode, compared to its predecessor, was a bit slow. It’s obvious that Missy, Clara and the TARDIS wouldn’t be killed or destroyed, it’s the start of the series.

Aside from that I’m not sure how I feel about the sonic sunglasses. I don’t know if they’ll be a thing now, but it’ll take a while to get used to. Oh, I mentioned it last weeks and I’m calling it now. The eyes on the wire we saw for a brief second when the Doctor was chatting to Davros. That’ll be the link in every episode. Speaking of wires, did anyone else notice that the Doctor tripped over on of Davros’ wires?

Anyway, it was a strong start to the series, the writing seems to have improved from the last series and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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