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Craig Owen Jones

Craig Owen Jones
Craig Owen Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 100% Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks: Miniseries (TV, 2016) Although the audience isn't quite led by the hand, the pace is slower, more measured; tropes are more often explained rather than set down, and the action is sometimes contrived. That said, there's a satisfyingly mysterious tone to "Power".‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/10 87% Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016 Christmas Special) (TV, 2016) The referencing that we've come to expect falls strangely flat, a mishmash of tropes, symbols, and callbacks that ultimately don't lead anywhere.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
5/10 93% Doctor Who: Season 10 - The Pilot (TV Episode) To laud "The Pilot" as the perfect start to the season is an exercise in wishful thinking. The plot's pretty thin, revolving around a mysterious puddle that seemingly consumes some of those who look into it.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
10/10 81% Doctor Who: Season 9 - Face the Raven (TV Episode) "Face The Raven" transcends the usual mix of gadgetry and running around that it is attendant on Doctor Who writers to deliver week in, week out. It is, quite simply, the first undisputed masterpiece of the Capaldi era.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
6/10 67% Doctor Who: Season 9 - Sleep No More (TV Episode) "Sleep No More" was by turns spine-chilling, dismaying, gut-wrenching and frustrating-but one thing it was not, was boring.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
7/10 93% Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (2015 Christmas Special) (TV, 0) The Husbands of River Song, contrary to its predecessors, actually carries all the hallmarks of being a substantial installment, rather than a bit of festive fluff.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/10 83% Doctor Who: Season 9 - Hell Bent (TV Episode) Even from the encumbered mess that is this series finale, there are seedlings of hope.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
9/10 88% Doctor Who: Season 9 - Heaven Sent (TV Episode) This is tight, densely layered storytelling: thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally compelling. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
9/10 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 - The Zygon Inversion (TV Episode) In an episode big on dramatic revelations, however, the biggest-how sad that it should be such a revelation-was Jenna Coleman's extraordinary performance as Clara Oswald.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
5/10 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 - The Zygon Invasion (TV Episode) The splitting of the action between three locales diffuses rather than reinforces the tension, especially as so little happens to Kate.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
7/10 83% Doctor Who: Season 9 - The Woman Who Lived (TV Episode) It is challenging viewing, going against that which we have come to expect, and the guest character it introduces is one big question mark. But it jolts the audience out of our comfort zone, and maybe it's about time.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/10 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 - The Girl Who Died (TV Episode) It is just a pity that the first three-quarters of the episode were so poor.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
8/10 95% Doctor Who: Season 9 - Before the Flood (TV Episode) To dwell on these minor failures would be churlish in the extreme when this episode gets so much right. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
6/10 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 - The Witch's Familiar (TV Episode) There is much to like in The Witch's Familiar. It's a pity that poor plotting detracts so severely from these strengths, and turns what could have been a stand-out conclusion to the series opener into a strangely formulaic runaround.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
7/10 93% Doctor Who: Season 9 (TV, 2015) The Magician's Apprentice was not perfect, but its strengths outweighed its weaknesses, and in leaving us with the image of our non-violent, absolutely moral protagonist pointing a Dalek exterminator at a small child, it made for compelling television.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2015