Doctor Who- Season 6- Episode 3- Curse of the Black Spot Review

DOCTOR WHO SEASON 6 REVIEWS- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Episode 3 was a romp, mateys! But getting a standalone romp after the first two mind-bendy/revolutionary episodes kind of feels like getting a swell handy after two nights of sex that was…well mind-bendy and revolutionary. That, though, is certainly Arrr-guble. (That’s the last time I do that, I swear.) Check out my spoiler filled review below…

Yo-ho-Spoilers! Or does nobody actually say that?

THE GOOD

*PIRATES- Pirates are just cool, and this is exactly what makes Doctor Who such a great show. It’s the only show that can give you aliens one week, then straight up pirates the next. Plus, Amy Pond dressed like a pirate gives Rory and Amy more role-play props (as seen in the Christmas Special).
*Siren* The Siren/Mermaid/Doctor-that-made-House’s-Bed-side-manner-seem-amazing was a pretty effective monster. It wasn’t Silence good, but it was still pretty cool.I especially like the idea that it wasn’t really inherently good or evil. It was just there, abandoned, and it was trying to continue its work.

THE BAD

* GREED – The whole “I can’t give up the treasure” thing bugged me. It’s not bad, really, but its not good either. Its very, well, traditional.

*UNDERUTILIZED PIRATES- As cool as the pirates are…they didn’t really do much. They ran in fear. They acted greedy (see above) but that was it. As cool as the story was it’s a little odd. They visited pirates but couldn’t have sword fights, never fired a cannon, and didn’t look for treasure. There’s not really anything bad about that, but its a bit like visiting the star wars universe and spending the whole time watching that chess game in which you’re suppose to let the wookie win.

THE UGLY

*Rory’s Almost Death- The first season of Heroes, I watched it like crazy. I was the biggest fan, but mid third season, I stopped watching. Why? Because people kept dying and getting resurrected. When Rory started “dying” at the end of this episode, I didn’t feel sad, I felt annoyed. This again!? Fortunately, this wasn’t the case, but still…

*NO RIVER OR CANTON- Moffat’s best problem is that he introduces such brilliant characters that you feel a loss when they aren’t around. I know they can’t be there every episode, but seriously.

BOLD PREDICTIONS

*LADY IN THE WALL- The Lady in the wall is opening a version of the “crack from season 5, a whole in time and place. My bold prediction. What the heck, let’s go crazy. It’s the same girl, Amy’s child, but as an adult.

FINAL SUMMARY

It is what it is…an adequate episode. It wasn’t bad, but after the last two weeks of jaw-droppers it just kind of fell flat. I’m really excited for next week, as the episode is written by my favorite author Neil Gaiman. I’ve been waiting two years for this!

Advertisements

About Jeff Conolly

Jeff is a writer, comedian, podcaster, and all around swell dude. Check out his website for more great stuff at http://www.jeffreyconolly.com

Posted on May 7, 2011, in Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. This review makes me want to check out the show again. I’ve been a casual Who fan at best. Well, I’m a big fan of THE WHO, but a casual DOCTOR WHO fan. I feel like I’m playing a hipster version of Who’s On First with myself. I love the stand alone episodes of Doctor Who because I think it makes the show accessible to everyone.

  2. Well done for yet another extraordinary post.

  3. It is about living. All kinds of war games, construction games, child games and the
    mind games are very popular computer games for all age men
    that will keep him happy and content for hours.
    And I’m talking about the photoshoot, in which the various parts
    of the registry just in case you are looking for the best result.

  4. สวย !

    บุ๊คมาร์ค

    . . . .

    กรุณา แจ้งให้เราทราบ

  5. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous
    blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  6. Everything composed made a great deal of sense. However,
    what about this? suppose you added a little information? I mean, I don’t
    want to tell you how to run your blog, but suppose you added a post title that grabbed a person’s
    attention? I mean Doctor Who- Season 6- Episode 3- Curse of the Black Spot
    Review | Off the Mike is kinda boring. You could look at
    Yahoo’s home page and watch how they create article titles
    to get viewers to click. You might add a video or a related pic
    or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve got to say.
    In my opinion, it could bring your posts a little livelier.

  1. Pingback: Doctor Who – Season 6 – Episode 4 – The Doctor’s Wife Review « Off the Mike

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s