06 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor: Review


This weeks episode was directed by Richard Curtis, writer of 'Love Actually', 'The Boat that Rocked' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.  I am a massive fan of 'The Boat that Rocked' and seriously who doesn't admire (and watch every christmas) 'Love Actually'? I was very much looking forward to tonights episode and I wasn't let down. 

This episode was in my own opinion VERY GOOD. It wasn't the monster that was interesting, in fact i felt that brought it down. It was the acting and the relationship that developed between the Doctor, Amy and Vincent. They all worked really well together and made up for the fact that Rory was gone!
Tony Curran who played Vincent Van Gogh was the person who made this episode, you felt for him, you laughed with him, you liked him. Van Gogh was a sad man who saw the world in such an amazing way and his friendly nature was portrayed by Tony Curran in a very realistic manner and was so realistic. I was in tears (again) when Amy saw the picture with 'For Amy' written on the vase! 

Tony Curran was in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003 as Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man). He is also in The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (out in 2011) asLt. Delcourt. He is a scottish actor and let me just say, the scots bloody rock! David Tennant, Karen Gillian and now Tony Curran (plus James McAvoy but thats not DW related) You cannot deny that the Scottish are fantastic actors!  

4 stars out of 5

1 comment:

  1. I agree entirely! I loved this episode, and like you, thought that the monster brought it down, cos I kinda felt like it needn't have been an Alien, they could have done something else, and Richard Curtis went 'Crap, DW, we need something space related'
    Loved the bit in the TARDIS, with all the buttons and stuff
    A few people I follow on Twitter were saying that they thought that the episode was patronising, and that they put a helpline number at the end just proved that point, but I think they handled his Depression really really well, and you couldn't help but feel for him, you know?
    And when The Doctor went 'Right, Amy, Rory -' and then realised what he said - :(
    Also, my brother said it was crap and I threw a cushion at him



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