Anyone can write a review of Doctor Who – let’s see if we can have a more immediate response as we do a belated Liveblog a viewing of the series opener, Deep Breath, featuring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.
This was simply the most anticipated Doctor Who yet! With a new form of the Doctor wreaking havoc across Victorian London – along with a pissed-off tyrannosaurus in tow! – the longest running series returned to screens worldwide on Saturday 26th August 2014… and broke all sorts of viewing records along the way!
The highest viewing figures for the show since The Eleventh Hour (Matt Smith’s debut as the Doctor, as it happens)… 32.5% of the viewing audience, over 7m viewers, in the UK… Over two and half million viewers in the States, making it BBC America’s highest rated Saturday in the channels history… It’s quite the bunch of statistics. But what about the episode itself? Let’s find out, shall we?
I’ve been doing my damnedest to avoid all sorts of spoilers and opinions of the show so this should be a ‘from the gut’ take of the show. If I’m not busy on Saturday evening, when E02 ‘Into The Dalek’ airs, I’ll do this again – just, y’know, actually when it airs, instead!
Kicking off at 1pm – tea by me side, couple slices of toast with Marmite… Let’s do this!