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8 years, 6 months ago
A (positive) review of 'Amy's Choice'. Because not even I can complain
all the time.
Okay, that's better. The best episode for quite some time. The first really
good one since 'Turn Left'. Nothing major... but genuinely clever and verbally playful, with nice imagery and a texture of ideas, hints and suggestions.
Simon Kinnear called this, with his customary acuity, a "Freudian farce". The Dream Lord is the truth of the Doctor as an older man, lusting after a young redhead... or at least, lusting after her attention and loyalty and esteem. He and Rory compete over her as though she's territory. The Doctor wants Amy's bump to disappear so that the bumpless reality will prove to be real. Meanwhile, the ancient beings inside the elderly Ledworth residents annihilate the village's children. The aliens are even 'oral'. "They're not going to be peeping out of anywhere else are they?" asks Rory pertinently.
This is all played for laughs and, refreshingly, it's actually funny. (Thinking back, I remember quite liking How Do You Want Me?
just made me want to kick ...