Saturday, June 07, 2008

Goodacre and Rosson at Doctor Who

Mark Goodacre is reviewing each story weekly (or bi-weekly, for the double-length episodes), and I'll link to them as they appear. I'll list my own ratings beside his, but my full reviews will come all at once at the end of the season -- at which point we'll see how much of a prophet I am. So when all is said and done it will be like Ebert & Roeper at Doctor Who. Mark has to be Ebert, and not just because my last name begins with "Ro". Roeper tends to be the harsher critic.

Partners in Crime (4/5/08).
Goodacre: 4 ½ stars.
Rosson: 2 stars (as predicted).

Fires of Pompeii (4/12/08).
Goodacre: 3 ½ stars.
Rosson: 5 stars (higher than predicted).

Planet of the Ood (4/19/08).
Goodacre: 4 ½ stars.
Rosson: 4 stars (as predicted).

The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky (4/26/08 & 5/3/08).
Goodacre: 3 ½ stars.
Rosson: 2 stars (as predicted).

The Doctor's Daughter (5/10/08).
Goodacre: 4 stars.
Rosson: 2 stars (lower than predicted).

The Unicorn and the Wasp (5/17/08).
Goodacre: 4 stars.
Rosson: 2 ½ stars (lower than predicted).

Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (5/31/08 & 6/7/08).
Goodacre: 5 / 4 ½ stars.
Rosson: 5 stars (as easily predicted).

Midnight (6/14/08).
Goodacre: 5 stars.
Rosson: 4 ½ stars (much higher than predicted).

Turn Left (6/21/08).
Goodacre: 5 stars.
Rosson: 3 ½ stars (higher than predicted).

The Stolen Earth/Journey's End (6/28/08 & 7/5/08).
Goodacre: 5 stars
Rosson: 0 stars (drastically lower than predicted).


Blogger Mark Goodacre said...

Hi Loren. I've adjusted again (22 June); Fires of Pompeii and Doctor's Daughter down, Unicorn and the Wasp up. I have to give two separate ratings for Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead because the second episode just didn't quite live up to the first. But yes, 5s all the way for Midnight and Turn Left. In Russell we trust!

Blogger Loren Rosson III said...

Thanks Mark. I've adjusted the ratings, and look forward to your reviews of the "lite" stories, Midnight and Turn Left. These turned out much better than I expected, especially the former.


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