As much as opening gifts and hanging out with the in-laws, our big Christmas tradition (at least for three of us) is the Doctor Who Christmas Special. Always a great time of fun, adventure and a few tears... except this year's.
This year we go back to Victorian England to find a young boy who has made a friend... a snowman. As an adult this man (played by the great Richard Grant) has now controlled the snow to do his bidding. That is the basic plot... no spoilers.
What is interesting about this episode is the state we find the Doctor in; ready to give in to his misery of losing Amy and Rory and no longer wanting help anyone. But along comes new companion Clara played by the lovely and quite charming Jenna-Luise Coleman who will look to change his solitary life.
So what can I say about Matt Smith except that he IS the Doctor. Every new episode cements his place as the best Doctor so far.
For the past bunch of years, the Doctor Who Christmas Special was a one off episode that may have had lose threads leading into and/or continuing into the next. This episode felt like more of a lead into the upcoming season that begins in April.
By no means a bad episode, but not what I was looking for or expecting. There was a lot of humor especially when Sontarian companion Strax (played by Dan Starkey) was involved. Hope this character hangs out a bit more.
So what did you think?