Friday, December 26, 2014

New Episode Reaction - Last Christmas *SPOILERS*

Hello readers. After a few weeks off our screens, Doctor who returned last night for this year's festive special. Was it a Christmas cracker or was is a festive flop? Find out below as I react to Last Christmas. Enjoy!

About this Story

TitleLast Christmas
No. of Episodes1
Series No.
Episode No.
2014 Christmas Special
Broadcast Dates25th Dec 2014
Overnight Ratings (UK)6.34 million
DoctorTwelfth Doctor
CompanionClara Oswald

The Doctor teams up with Clara and Santa to
take on the Dream Crabs

The Reaction


  • Build Up - The build up in the first half of the episode was brilliantly set up, leaving me intrigued and wanting more.
  • Concept of the Monster - I liked the idea of this monster which was quite similar to that of the Weeping Angels; "Don't think" instead of "Don't blink".
  • Acting - Both the main and the guest cast are on brilliant form, particularly Peter Capaldi, Nick Frost and Natalie Gumede. For me they held the episode together, and they acted the transition between the dream and the real world well at the end of the episode.

The Dream Crabs attack in the Infimary

Low Points

  • Repetition - After the good build up, the climax was repeated about four times before the episode came to an end. My mum found this a good thing, because she sometimes struggles to follow the action, but for me it got boring and predictable.
  • Old Again - I got deja-vu all over again with the ageing companion business. I think Peter Capaldi is the only main cast member not have been artificially aged in the past 4 or 5 years...?
  • Overall Lack of Threat - The Dream Crabs had a scary concept, but they didn't seem to do anything with it. This was highlighted by the fact that the Doctor was going to walk away and leave them before realizing they were in a dream that was in a dream (that was in a dream (that was in a dream)). For me, there was no threat of world domination, meaning I didn't really see how they were much of a big deal about them.

Quote of the Week

Santa: "It's an invasion, Miss Oswald."
Clara: "An invasion of what, elves?"
Wolf: "Woah, that is racist!"
Ian: "Elfist!"
Wolf: "Which is a bit hypocritical, from someone of your height"

Thank you for reading! Drop a comment with your thoughts or suggestions! They will be greatly appreciated!

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