The easy chemistry between Capaldi and Mackie makes me wish she had been around longer in the series. When she introduces the Doctor as her Granddad in this episode, it is just too funny, especially in light of how strongly he objects to the designation. That the TARDIS is employed as a moving van is also a nice excuse for a chuckle.
American Gods is shocking and disconcerting and so very intricate and compelling. It may even be one of those cases where it exceeds the source material in every way. This is a must see for anyone interested in the suspenseful and chilling whether you are familiar with the material or not.
Ms. Quill (Katherine Kelly) is fast becoming my favorite if (delightfully) deranged character. Her considering which chess piece would make the best offensive weapons is so endearing.
This third spinoff from the New Who lands squarely between the squeaky clean juvenile sensibilities of The Sarah Jane Adventures and the mature audience tone of Torchwood. It is too early to tell how successful the middle ground will be.
The final season with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor begins with him in semi-retirement as a university professor who has been around so long that if his physics lectures turn into poetry discussions, nobody complains. “Same thing,” he explains.