September 3rd, 2011


Doctor Who: "Night Terrors"

"Night Terrors" should have been a really creepy episode. It certainly had all the trappings for it, what with a terrified little boy and a bedroom cupboard filled with monsters, but instead I found it tedious. Alexa thought it was scary, especially the dolls, but I didn't feel it.

The solution to the mystery was also a let down. It basically came down to the Doctor saying, "Oh yeah, there's this race of aliens I've never mentioned before that can do this." Whatever. How are we supposed to be invested in that?

Then again, maybe I shouldn't be all that surprised, considering this episode was written by Mark Gatiss, who gave us one of the entire series' low points with the second season's nearly unwatchable "The Idiot's Lantern," and last season's love-can-stop-a-robot-from-exploding episode, "Victory of the Daleks."

Is it just me, or has the great majority of this season of Doctor Who been disappointing? I have to say, my high hopes for Steven Moffat's tenure at the helm are starting to feel dashed.