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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016 Christmas Special) (2016)
Critic Consensus: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is a welcome return of Doctor Who after a year's absence, with the added fun of seeing Steven Moffat take a heroic swing at his version of a Superman story.
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Wonderfully witty, just festive enough and perfectly pitched between spills, thrills and scares, this was the time-travelling franchise's best and most family-friendly Christmas special for five years.
It was comforting and heartfelt, especially with the nods to the Doctor mourning his wife. It felt like the grounding transition we needed for the new adventures that will come in Season 10.
It does keep the tone as light as we would want for post-dinner viewing -- and is packed with enough witty one-liners and slightly bumbling action sequences to keep non-fans happy.
Here we are with The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and while I'm not ready to add it to the regular set in my house, it's decidedly not bad.
The referencing that we've come to expect falls strangely flat, a mishmash of tropes, symbols, and callbacks that ultimately don't lead anywhere.
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