Doctor Who

  1. Death in Heaven
    Episode 12 Death in Heaven
    Doctor Who Recap: Blame It on the Rain A great season delivers an uneven, yet strangely compelling, finale.
  1. The Time of the Doctor
    Episode 16 The Time of the Doctor
    Doctor Who Christmas Special Recap: A Whole New Life Cycle The Matt Smith era comes to a bombastic, unsatisfying close.
  2. The Day of the Doctor
    Episode 15 The Day of the Doctor
    Doctor Who Recap: All the Doctors The series celebrates 50 years and gives itself a new mission.
  3. The Name of the Doctor
    Episode 14 The Name of the Doctor
    Doctor Who Recap: What’s in a Name? Season seven’s dramatic close comes with a shocking, must-see cliffhanger.
  4. Nightmare in Silver
    Episode 13 Nightmare in Silver
    Doctor Who Recap: Upgrade Is Progress Neil Gaiman delivers the best episode of the season.
  5. The Crimson Horror
    Episode 12 The Crimson Horror
    Doctor Who Recap: Seeing Red A half great–half bad episode.
  6. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
    Episode 11 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
    Doctor Who Recap: Press the Big Friendly Button “Picture the biggest ship you’ve ever seen … “
  7. Hide
    Episode 10 Hide
    Doctor Who Recap: A-Haunting We Will Go The Doctor is spooked and Clara goes for a ride.
  8. Cold War
    Episode 9 Cold War
    Doctor Who Recap: Das Boo! Stop worrying and love the bomb.
  9. The Rings of Akhaten
    Episode 8 The Rings of Akhaten
  10. The Bells of Saint John
    Episode 7 The Bells of Saint John
    Doctor Who Recap: Starting Over, Yet Again “Don’t click on it!”
  11. The Snowmen
    Episode 6 The Snowmen
    Doctor Who Christmas Special Recap: Everything Old Is New Again Steven Moffat’s Christmas specials are most certainly dark fairy tales.
  12. The Angels Take Manhattan
    Episode 5 The Angels Take Manhattan
    Doctor Who Recap: It’s Complicated This week’s episode was all about romance. 
  13. The Power of Three
    Episode 4 The Power of Three
    Doctor Who Recap: Another Point of View This week’s episode was a letdown after the last three installments. 
  14. A Town Called Mercy
    Episode 3 A Town Called Mercy
    Doctor Who Recap: Keep Out A morality tale set in the old West. 
  15. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
    Episode 2 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
    Doctor Who Recap: Child’s Play In this digital age of creating dinosaurs with ease, it’s almost amazing that it’s taken Doctor Who seven seasons to get around to doing it.
  16. Asylum of the Daleks
    Episode 1 Asylum of the Daleks
    Doctor Who Recap: A Hammer House of Dalek Horrors This may have been Steven Moffat’s best season opener yet. 
  1. Last Christmas
    Episode 13 Last Christmas
  2. Dark Water
    Episode 11 Dark Water
    Doctor Who Recap: Cyber Scam A female Doctor at some point in the future now feels inevitable.
  3. In the Forest of the Night
    Episode 10 In the Forest of the Night
    Doctor Who Recap: Fractured Fairy Tale Can’t see this forest for the trees.
  4. Flatline
    Episode 9 Flatline
    Doctor Who Recap: Physical Graffiti Clara is the Doctor … of lies!
  5. Mummy on the Orient Express
    Episode 8 Mummy on the Orient Express
    Doctor Who Recap: Don’t Stop Me Now Having a good time, having a good time.
  6. Kill the Moon
    Episode 7 Kill the Moon
    Doctor Who Recap: The Incredible Inedible Egg I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.
  7. The Caretaker
    Episode 6 The Caretaker
    Doctor Who Recap: Come and Knock on Our Door The episode that needed to happen.
  8. Time Heist
    Episode 5 Time Heist
    Doctor Who Recap: See If You Remember This One What do you want more than anything else?
  9. Listen
    Episode 4 Listen
    Doctor Who Recap: Fear Makes Friends of Us All What’s underneath your bed?
  10. Robot of Sherwood
    Episode 3 Robot of Sherwood
    Doctor Who Recap: We Can Be Heroes A deliriously funny trip to the Middle Ages breaks up this season’s darkness.
  11. Into the Dalek
    Episode 2 Into the Dalek
    Doctor Who Recap: Familiar Voyage After 50 years of Dalek stories, it cannot be easy coming up with something that hasn’t been done before.
  12. Deep Breath
    Episode 1 Deep Breath
    Doctor Who Season Premiere Recap: A Smorgasbord of New Doctor The season eight premiere with new doctor Peter Capaldi delivers an unexpectedly cinematic experience.
  1. The Husbands of River Song
    Episode 13 The Husbands of River Song
    Doctor Who Recap: River Song is Coming to Town The Doctor and River Song are together again, for the very first time.
  2. Hell Bent
    Episode 12 Hell Bent
    Doctor Who Season Finale Recap: Duty of Care Season nine goes out with a deft series of emotional bangs.
  3. Heaven Sent
    Episode 11 Heaven Sent
    Doctor Who Recap: Echoes of Death Ah, yes. Now the season’s back on track.
  4. Face the Raven
    Episode 10 Face the Raven
    Doctor Who Recap: Tattoo You Don’t read this recap until you’ve watched this episode. Really. Don’t.
  5. Sleep No More
    Episode 9 Sleep No More
    Doctor Who Recap: Enter Sandman, Exit Reason Season nine finally fumbles, stumbles, and falls.
  6. The Zygon Inversion
    Episode 8 The Zygon Inversion
    Doctor Who Recap: The Bonnie Situation Zygon … I’m still only in Zygon.
  7. The Zygon Invasion
    Episode 7 The Zygon Invasion
    Doctor Who Recap: Truth or Consequences Let’s let Zygons be Zygons.
  8. The Woman Who Lived
    Episode 6 The Woman Who Lived
    Doctor Who Recap: 3 Immortals Walk Into a Bar … The episode offers some of the finest acting of Maisie’s career.
  9. The Girl Who Died
    Episode 5 The Girl Who Died
    Doctor Who Recap: Signs and Portents, Ripples and Tidal Waves Maisie’s more important than we ever expected.
  10. Before the Flood
    Episode 4 Before the Flood
    Doctor Who Recap: Lovely, Lovely Wibbly-Wobbly Season nine is already looking tremendous.
  11. Under the Lake
    Episode 3 Under the Lake
    Doctor Who Recap: Ghosts in the Machine All your base are belong to us.
  12. The Witch’s Familiar
    Episode 2 The Witch’s Familiar
    Doctor Who Recap: Mercy Mercy Me Things ain’t what they used to be.
  13. The Magician’s Apprentice
    Episode 1 The Magician’s Apprentice
    Doctor Who Season Premiere Recap: Genesis of the Davros The season premiere loots the series’s past for riches.
  1. Twice Upon a Time
    Episode 13 Twice Upon a Time
    Doctor Who Christmas-Special Recap: Postscript Peter Capaldi raised the bar for who and what the Doctor can be.
  2. The Doctor Falls
    Episode 12 The Doctor Falls
    Doctor Who Season-Finale Recap: Where I Stand Is Where I Fall A rich, emotion-drenched final episode for the Capaldi era.
  3. World Enough and Time
    Episode 11 World Enough and Time
    Doctor Who Recap: Genesis of the Cybermen The shockingly horrific beginning of an end.
  4. The Eaters of Light
    Episode 10 The Eaters of Light
    Doctor Who Recap: History Lessons The unlikeliest TARDIS trio ever travel to second-century Scotland.
  5. Empress of Mars
    Episode 9 Empress of Mars
    Doctor Who Recap: God Save the Queen “Empress of Mars” brings Doctor Who back to the sci-fi basics.
  6. The Lie of the Land
    Episode 8 The Lie of the Land
    Doctor Who Recap: Alternative Facts Act III of the Monk trilogy loses its way.
  7. The Pyramid at the End of the World
    Episode 7 The Pyramid at the End of the World
    Doctor Who Recap: Loving the Aliens Timely and political, Doctor Who delivers another splendid episode.
  8. Extremis
    Episode 6 Extremis
    Doctor Who Recap: The Shadow World “Extremis” is Doctor Who at its darkest and most brilliant.
  9. Oxygen
    Episode 5 Oxygen
    Doctor Who Recap: Zombies in Space “Oxygen” is a breath of fresh air for Doctor Who.
  10. Knock Knock
    Episode 4 Knock Knock
    Doctor Who Recap: This Old House “Knock Knock” is the first truly duff episode of the season.
  11. Thin Ice
    Episode 3 Thin Ice
    Doctor Who Recap: The Frost Fair “Thin Ice” is a brilliantly cracking yarn about racism, climate change, and income inequality.
  12. Smile
    Episode 2 Smile
    Doctor Who Recap: The One With the Emojibots The trip to humankind’s future in “Smile” is a feast for the eyes.
  13. “The Pilot”
    Episode 1 “The Pilot”
    Doctor Who Season Premiere Recap: The Women With the Stars in Their Eyes The latest episode of Doctor Who is rife with the promise of greatness to come.
  14. The Return of Doctor Mysterio
    Episode 00 The Return of Doctor Mysterio
    Doctor Who Christmas Special Recap: Man of Feel Steven Moffat’s love letter to old Superman movies.
  1. Demons of the Punjab
    Episode 6 Demons of the Punjab
    Doctor Who Recap: Treading on Your Own History The TARDIS travels through history once again to deliver an episode that’s exceptional on just about every level.
  2. The Tsuranga Conundrum
    Episode 5 The Tsuranga Conundrum
    Doctor Who Recap: Light in Dark Times Chris Chibnall hasn’t found a perfect balance with his vision for Doctor Who quite yet, but he’s getting there.
  3. Arachnids in the U.K.
    Episode 4 Arachnids in the U.K.
    Doctor Who Recap: Spiders in the City The Doctor and her companions encounter an eight-legged threat and an American villain with some familiar features.
  4. Rosa
    Episode 3 Rosa
    Doctor Who Recap: Big Trouble in the Deep South The TARDIS visits a turning point in history in a standout episode.
  5. The Ghost Monument
    Episode 2 The Ghost Monument
    Doctor Who Recap: Brains Beat Bullets A middling actioner of an episode is propped up by some incredible South African location work as the new era continues to roll out.
  6. The Woman Who Fell to Earth
    Episode 1 The Woman Who Fell to Earth
    Doctor Who Season Premiere Recap: Stranger in the Night Jodie Whittaker wastes no time establishing herself as the Doctor in a season premiere that feels like an exciting fresh start.

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