Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Doctor Who Series 10 Part 2: DVD Review

Doctor Who Series 10 Part 2: DVD Review

Released by Roadshow Home Ent and BBC

Doctor Who Series 10 Part 2: DVD ReviewThe Doctor is back in one last time with the second half of this final series for Peter Capaldi.

In the second batch of adventures, Capaldi's Doctor and companion Bill face a new enemy and the Doctor's blighted by the loss of sight. In the last two full episodes, old enemies return for deadly consequences all round.

It's in the final episodes that this season finds its feet, wrapping back to the menace of the past and also cleverly segueing into the very first regeneration. Delivering one hell of a personal cliffhanger in episode 11 ups the ante and while writer Moffat falls back on his usual retcon lazy ways, there's a real feeling of danger that's been lacking through the season.

It helps that both Capaldi and Pearl Mackie as companion Bill have brought their A game to this series - the acting's been sensational even when the scripts have been as wobbly as the sets from back in the 1970s of the show.

Ultimately, what Doctor Who Series 10 Part 2 does is remind you why it's such a shame that Peter Capaldi leaves the TARDIS at Christmas - though it does prove to be a powerful tonic for the show's dramatic edges.

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