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  • Summary: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory continue their adventures in the TARDIS beginning with a stop in 1960s America.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Apr 15, 2011
    100
    A terrific two-parter that features aliens, Richard Nixon, and crackling dialogue. [22/29 Apr 2011, p.92]
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 25, 2011
    80
    [An] immediately exciting new season.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    Absolutely an incredible season starting with the classic Doctor character Matt Smith has created and taking a very dark and sinister turn very quickly. This is an amazing start to the season and I have a feeling it's going to be a long summer waiting for more Doctor Who. Expand
  2. tce
    Jun 28, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Doctor Who is hitting new heights of quality and intelligence. A compelling narrative, run through with twists and turns, is propelling one of the most enigmatic Doctors and one of his most troubled entourages towards a seemingly inescapable tragedy - at the start of the first episode. Steven Moffat knows how to make you pay attention, that much is certain! Answers to the mystery of season 5 still lie tantalisingly out of reach, but the emergence of the ugly (and ever so dapper) manipulators, the Silence, assures that we'll know everything very soon. Matt Smith relaxes superbly into the role of the Doctor, taking a more composed and less scatterbrained approach than his debut in season 5, but Amy's "burden" seems to be sidelining her into plot device territory while the lovable Rory becomes (or at least pretends to be) more macho. River Song's story arc is at last hitting its nitty-gritty and we're about to learn just what her deal is, why she's incarcerated, and where her attachment to the Doctor originates. That's a fascinating plotline, even if it seems to be heading in dubious directions ("my love"?) and Alex Kingston has a sort of classic charm that eases the wait for River to finally reveal some depth. At the heart of it all, though, is the Doctor, and I'm already reserving the tissues for when he ultimately has to confront the tragedy surrounding Miss (or Mrs...?) Song's timey-wimey relationship with him. Keep it up, Team Moffat! Your dazzling ambition for Who is working wonders, even if there is still the odd naff script worming its way in from time to time. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    10
    A fantastic new series, with Matt Smith being better than ever, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill being exceptional as always, and Alex Kingston fantastic as River Song. Brilliant new episodes, brilliant arc - just plain awesome, really. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2014
    7
    Definitely my least favorite season. I didn't like the plot of the season compared to the other ones. While the acting was great and the individual episodes were entertaining, some of the episodes trailed away from the main story and seemed pointless. Despite all of this, Season 6 is still pretty good and definitely worth watching. There's plenty of action and drama. Not my personal favorite, but still a good season. Expand
  5. Feb 18, 2014
    7
    Steven Moffat seems to have gone mad with this series now. Season 6 makes this very clear. Steven Moffat focused so hard on jokes, and sexuality that it seems he forgot he was writing a Doctor Who season, and not softcore porn. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2014
    4
    Oh dear...
    Well my disappointment continues and this time it plummets to near rock bottom. The whole show is now unnecessary Americanised,
    the main story is stupidly complicated and is concluded very poorly, I don't mind it when the show changes but when it doesn't work it feels like putting two repelling magnets together, however there are a few good stories here that do need to be praised, and the directing, acting is as good as was before, in fact most of the positives culminate around those areas. This series is way more missable than the previous one and I recommend that you don't watch this series if you do, watch the ones that aren't connected to anything. with that said lets get this over and done with.
    A Christmas Carol:
    A parody on the Charles Dickens novel, entertaining for only the Christmas spirit apart from that a causal watch, Michael Gambon is as great as always though.
    6.01: The Impossible Astronaut / 6.02: Day of the Moon
    This two parter starts of interesting, before it gets too gun hoe and well "American" and you don't even need to think about it, however some really good imagination as this series starts of promising, I did like this two parter. 3rd out of 11 stories
    6.03: The Curse of the Black Spot
    A seemingly interesting story, with a good amount of pace that keeps you from getting bored, this is before it gets silly, which makes this story just another causal watch. 5th out of 11 stories
    6.04: The Doctor's Wife
    probably the best episode of the series, great plot, really good cinematography work and overall good acting which keeps the episode flowing as is unveils it interesting mystery's 1st out of 11 stories
    6.05: The Rebel Flesh / 6.06: The Almost People
    This two parter is a dull as it is boring...oh wait same thing. The whole story could be wrapped up in a single episode, I found it hard to care about this one. 8th out of 11 stories
    6.07: A Good Man Goes to War
    This episode takes a different turn, a rather different type of story than normal which surprisingly works, but yet again this gun hoe style return and feels like and advert to america, never the less I liked this episode and it reveals some well kept secrets. 4th out of 11 stories
    6.08: Let's Kill Hitler
    THE WORST EPISODE OF NEW WHO< TERRIBLE
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  7. Sep 10, 2012
    1
    This is about the worst Sci Fi I've seen since Voyager and the show seems to hate character development, the doctor is a superstar so its just a self suck fest when he is around, Amy Pond is terrible and being a **** seems to count as a character and her husband is a giant wuss that just watches his **** of a wife love another man every episode. What happened to this show? Expand

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