My average rating for episodes this series was 7.153, which is down on Series 3. Though I thought this season was better overall - the finale really dragged it down. A handful of spoilers and misuse of the dl tag:
- Midnight [10/10]
- Chilling and atmospheric.
- Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead [10/10]
- Brilliant, but sadly let down by certain dodgy effects.
- Turn Left [9/10]
- The grim reality of life without the Doctor
- Fires of Pompeii [8/10]
- Amusingly fun
- Planet of the Ood [8/10]
- If you can ignore the improbability of evolving external brains on an ice world, great!
- Partners in Crime [7/10]
- Despite the drawn-out reunion, quite fun, and the mimed conversation is worth the ticket price alone.
- Sontaran Strategem/Poison Sky [6/10]
- Above average for an early-season two-parter. Plus returning old-school monster!
- The Doctor's Daughter [5/10]
- Fun, but crap logic.
- The Stolen Earth/Journey's End [5/10]
- Even if it had the best cliffhanger so far, it's the same damn thing every year.
- The Unicorn and the Wasp [4/10]
- Felt vaguely confused. Perhaps I'll like it more on a rewatch.
Overall, I think series 4 was the strongest so far, finale notwithstanding. Speaking of which, I still have questions:
- Why are there bits left over when Earth is moved?
- Why is it when they bring the Earth back, the moon is sitting there happily waiting instead of flying off through space because the mass it's been orbiting has been gone?
- Why do the Daleks steal some planets from the past instead of all from the present?
- Why do they round up what seems like all of humanity and then just vapourise a dozen or so? What did they do with the rest? How many people were killed when the crucible exploded, exactly?
- Could the ending have possibly pissed off more people?
Also, I suspect the next time we see Martha, she'll be running UNIT...