There’s nothing quite like a good ‘Doctor Who’ creepfest to punch up a humdrum Saturday night. This week’s episode was much darker and spookier than last week’s zippy Neil Gaiman-penned hour, and, dare I say, ‘The Rebel Flesh’ was the best episode since the epic two-part series six opener.
I’m aware that many of you fell truly, madly, and deeply for ‘The Doctor’s Wife,’ but Gaimain’s ‘Who’ entry, while great fun and ambitious, felt a bit lacking in emotion and bite. I enjoyed that episode, especially the scene with The Doctor flying around in an open-air Tardis, but ‘Flesh,’ with its gothic elements and crackling combination of sci-fi and horror, was more engaging, and it played more into my wheelhouse (I’m a big fan of gothic horror and sci-fi movies).
This was scribe Matthew Graham’s second ‘Who’ episode, and it easily topped his 2006 suburban-set offering ‘Fear Her.’ Like ‘Fear Her,’ ‘Flesh’ was loaded with mystery and scenes of terror and suspense, but this ep offered a full-on macabre nightmare scenario that raised some interesting questions about identity and ownership. Read the rest @ Aol TV.