Review: Doctor Who, Series 5, Episode 10: Vincent And The Doctor (The Doctor Meets Richard Curtis!)

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(MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD)

“Carving colours into shapes”

After watching ‘Vincent And The Doctor’ more than a few times, I’m still not sure of how I feel about it! Not a good sign for a review, is it? I don’t love it, and I don’t hate it…somewhere in between, maybe? It was an intense character piece, no doubt, but I found the beauty in the scenery, rather than in the writing or characters. Seriously, this is the most stunning Doctor Who episode to date. Forget worlds conjured by CGI; this episode almost matched the beauty of Van Gogh’s paintings. Maybe I was too entranced by the beauty to distil the true nature of the episode? Or maybe I thought that Richard Curtis and Doctor Who should never meet… Continue reading