Critic Consensus: Creepy, crawly, and chock-full of first-class guest stars, "Arachnids in the U.K." feels like a big budget B-movie, providing another delightful romp for Team T.A.R.D.I.S..
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Critic reviews for Arachnids in the UK
There was a distinctly Seventies atmosphere to this episode, with the Doctor and a ragtag gang of humans battling a monster-of-the-week in an Earthbound setting.
'Arachnids in the UK' was an average episode of Doctor Who.However, the final moments of this episode were incredibly sweet, and we are now fully set up in regards to the dynamics of the show from this point on.
For the first time since the Davies era of Who, the companions' families are getting some extra attention.
When all is said and done, it feels like there isn't an ending to this episode. It never reaches a strong climax and is just left to flounder as everyone makes their way back to the Tardis.
This episode fires on all cylinders: a horror movie for Halloween, snappy one liners, a simple but excellent monster of the week and some amazing guest characters.
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