Watching Who: 6×09 Night Terrors

Things we’re taking away from this episode:
  • Not having a setting for wood is embarrassing.
  • Lifts. AGAIN. Lifts are bad news!
  • Ten cats IS a lot.
  • Is there a Time Lord fairytales book? If not, there should be.
  • If you are scared of everything, that does indeed include pants.
  • Anneli feels very smug about figuring out where they ended up (hint: not a place for giant termites trying to get on “The Property Ladder”).
  • Carpeting that looks like a swamp is a bad idea. For several reasons.
  • Lights are great, aren’t they?
Best moment:

The Doctor: I’m not just a professional, I’m the Doctor.
Alex: What’s that supposed to mean?
The Doctor: It means I’ve come a long way to get here, Alex. A very long way. George sent a message—a distress call, if you like. Whatever’s inside that cupboard is so terrible—so powerful—that it amplified the fears of an ordinary little boy across all the barriers of time and space.
Alex: Eh?
The Doctor: Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire. Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought. And a whole terrible wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes, they’re old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex: monsters are real.
Alex: You’re not from Social Services are you?


After some debate we’re giving this episode four out of five DPNs, for being really creepy, yet really sweet, with an extra bonus for the spooky song.



Watching Who: 6×08 Let’s Kill Hitler

Things we’re taking away from this episode:
  • Anneli is very glad she doesn’t have a friend like Mels.
  • Bad guys (gals?) very often have dark lipstick.
  • Entering a lift with hubris is a bad idea.
  • The Doctor really likes replacing weapons with bananas.
  • Low point of the episode, nay, series: “Plus she’s a woman”. Boooo.
  • Silence will fall when the question is asked. Anneli will ponder it. (Tove has seen this before, but did figure it out. It made her unbearably smug.)
Best moment:

Rory: Does anybody else find this day just a bit difficult? I’m getting a sort of banging in my head.
Amy: Yeah, I think that’s Hitler in the cupboard.
Rory: That’s not helping.


Despite the terrible “she’s a woman” line, we’re giving this episode three and a half out of five DPNs, for important plot, lots of funny lines, and a very cool and poetic mystery.

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Watching Who: 6×07 A Good Man Goes to War

Things we’re taking away from this episode:
  • The amount of information in this episode will leave you a little exhausted.
  • “I’m old, I’m fat, and I’m blue” is not an excuse that will ever work.
  • No balloons for human and private stuff on the Tardis.
  • Tove will never be completely over the fact that Captain Jack isn’t in this episode. Especially since the reason is because of scheduling problems with Miracle Day, of all things.
  • You can’t just cook yourself a time lord. OR CAN YOU?
  • The only water in the forest is the river. Again.
Best moments:

The Doctor: Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.

Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war
Demons run but count the cost
The battle’s won, but the child is lost


We’re awarding this episode three out of five DPNs, for being very intense and full of information, as well as bringing back a few old faces, but perhaps lacking in other ways.

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Watching Who: 6×04 The Doctor’s Wife

Things we’re taking away from this episode:
  • Anneli has been hexipuff brainwashed and sees them everywhere, flying through the universe…!
  • If Tove had a second-hand shop, she’d call it “The scrapyard at the end of the universe”.
  • “Petrichor” is a good name for a yarn colour.
  • Anneli can’t spell scrapyard. Scaryard is ALMOST right, right? (And yet Tove was the one consuming beer. We’re left wondering what Fortnum and Mason put in their tea.)
  • Fish don’t have fingers. Too bad we have to knit gloves for people and not fish.
  • Tove misses Ten’s control room. It could be that she just misses Ten in general.
  • Bunk beds are not cool. Sorry Doctor, you’re wrong.
  • The only water in the forest is the river….
Best moment:

Idris: You’re like a nine-year-old trying to rebuild a motorbike in his bedroom. And you never read the instructions.

The Doctor: I always read the instructions.

Idris: There’s a sign on my front door. You have been walking past it for seven hundred years. What does it say?

The Doctor: That’s not instructions!

Idris: There’s an instruction at the bottom. What does it say?

The Doctor: “Pull to open.”

Idris: Yes, and what do you do?

The Doctor: I push!


A solid five out of five DPNs, for being fun, innovative, and oddly moving.