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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.
The Return of Doctor Mysterio is a delicious mash-up of Doctor Who, Christopher Reeve's Superman and Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, condensed into an hour that never drags.
The Return of Doctor Mysterio was surprisingly fun and ... we don't know any other word to describe it but "palatable," which sounds like a backhanded compliment but isn't meant as one.
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