Compared to the run-around, family entertainment epics of Russell T Davies’ first Christmas specials, Last Christmas requires a great deal of concentration to fully appreciate its richness and complexity. After the feasting and drinking of the day it is difficult to enjoy in one sitting and might have appeared as disjointed as those half remembered, interrupted dreams. Casual viewing will lead to some misconceptions that those with an anti-Moffat agenda will be all too quick to pick up on.
At first the alien threat appears to be yet another variant of a favourite Steven Moffat theme. A creature who only comes to life [...]
I think it’s one of those funny things, you can hype up something for weeks, have your own expectations and ideas and then when it comes it’s a bit like, “oh, well that was a bit flat.” That my friends is what happened with me and Death In Heaven.
Now, before people jump on me and tell me I’m wrong, let me explain.
It had everything in there, the makings of one of the best finales in years. I can safely say every single series finale of the modern era have excelled and surpassed any expectations we all had. I just don’t think this one was quite up [...]