Doctor Who Pond Life Spin-Off Episode 2 Assures Us That Everything Is Totally Fine

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

We’re one day closer to Saturday’s premiere of Doctor Who season 7, and that means it’s time for another installment of the Pond Life webseries. The shorts, running one per day this week, give us glimpses of what the Ponds have been up to after last season’s finale. Namely, trying to live a normal life, but still having that normalcy occasionally interrupted by a frenetic time lord. This time the Doctor shows up a little bit ahead of schedule…

I wasn’t overly impressed with the first episode yesterday. It was so scattershot and random that it seemed more irritating than engaging. Episode 2, happily, is a definite improvement. When you’ve only got a little over a minute’s worth of time, it pays to pick one concept and make it shine, and that’s what this one does. It’s another take on the “spoilers” notion of the Doctor’s timeline crisscrossing all over the place compared to “linear time.” Plus, it’s amusing to see him violating the Ponds’ “bedroom rule.”

We’ll be back with episode 3 tomorrow!

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