Ok, those of you who read my thoughts on last weeks episode will be happy to know that the series is finally winning me over! I did start to wonder if it was just me going off the series but after re-watching previous episodes I realized I was still hooked (to the point I just bought a police box, tardis blue, man bag and the 50th book “11 doctors, 11 stories”). So I knew I was still an avid Whovian and after tonight’s episode I can safely say that, when the time comes for Moffat to leave, Mark Gatiss should DEFINITELY take over as head writer of the series.
”Robot of Sherwood” had some amazing moments! Im liking that even with his dark side still intact, the humorous side of The Doctor is starting to come out again! The sword fight with the spoon was brilliant and “Diseases! If you were real you’d be dead in 6 months” “I am real” “……Bye!” floored me! The series is finally, for me at least, starting to build some momentum. I think this is for a few reasons!
Im glad Missy wasnt involved in this episode. I felt, even though it was only 2 episode in, she was shown a bit too much. We need to find out more of the story for us to find her intriguing (think Madame Kovarian and her limited appearances before we knew what was happening). If Missy is going to pop up every episode it would have been more frustrating than anything in the long run so her absence in this episode left room for “paradise” to settle in our minds.
The archery scene was brilliantly delivered. Robin Hoods attitutde compared to The Doctor’s reminded me of David Tennant and Matt Smith’s “comparing screwdrivers” scene from the 50th.
I love Jenna Coleman but im finding her quite irritating lately. It ties into what I said last week. That the writing is making her that way. I can understand why people felt she was so irritating in the last series but I saw that as us trying to figure out who she was. We know who she is now. Lets move on from the irritation! I felt she was used as a scene filler in this episode. Her scene with Ben Miller was very good and her mediation between Robin and The Doctor in the dungeon was quite funny but other than that I felt she over acted a lot!
All in all I liked the episode and it has restored my faith in the series. Im starting to feel excited about the direction of the storyline. What did you all think of the episode?