Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument

After the week following her first proper watch of Doctor Who, led to her quoting the Doctor – and not just quoting… playing being the Doctor. We settled down to watch the second episode together.

If last week was a slower paced introduction to everyone, this didn’t feel overly faster paced, it was a plod over the desert really, but the moments where the action did pick up, felt manic.  These moments sent the small one shouting in response, the smile never left during these moments.

Indeed, Twelves sonic screwdriver was helpful during the scarier moments (it was a way for the small one to help the Doctor and her friends on the screen).

I think I wrote last week about how gorgeous it all looked- that was no one episode fluke. This looked amazing from start to finish. Doctor Who, may possibly be having its best looking series ever (particularly better than anything from the 1980’s). Talking about the first episode, it’s good to see that Grace’s death hasn’t just been swept under the carpet.

As it finished, I asked the small one what her favourite part of the episode was.  “The last bit…”, was her response, “when they found the TARDIS”. I had to admit, I agreed. For the fun of the race through the desert, there was so much undeniable heart in the scene where the Doctor finally returned home. Perhaps that’s what we all felt?

I’m looking forward to The Doctor showing us a bit of history next week…

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