This week's Doctor Who
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Toby Whithouse's episodes tend to be among the best of each series, which I guess is true again here, although in this case it's not had much to compete with so far. I'm pretty much "whelmed" by "A Town Called Mercy," which had some really good one-liners as you'd expect from Whithouse ("Tea. The strong stuff. Leave the bag in.") and it's got a horse with gender issues just to piss of the anti- "gay agenda" people. But the story didn't really grab me much. It was hard to pay much attention to a second viewing - of course Whithouse was mainly stuck with desperately trying to make sense of the fact that as of last week The Doctor is someone who casually murders people, so the fact that he got anything else in among the backtracking is praise enough. I don't know, so far Series 7 hasn't engaged me much, which you can probably tell from how long it takes me to get round to writing even as half-hearted a review as this.