I’ve always been a Doctor Who fan, but this week’s episode, The Girl in the Fireplace, just blew me away. Stronger writing by a long stretch than any of the “new” episodes, except School Reunion. Fabulous characterisation and depth of emotion by all the actors – Sophia Myles is gorgeous beyond belief and totally believable as Madame de Pompadour and David Tennant’s lovestruck Doctor is a treat. For mine, this is one of the great Doctor Who episodes ever, on a very close par with (my memory of) Planet of the Spiders.
Neil Gaiman seems to agree with me!
Sorry to go all fanboy on you all. I just had to.