Sorry for missing some reviews again. Naughty Jae!
First up we had "Midnight", the Donna-lite episode of the season. This featured the Doctor heading off on a tourist trip and ending up finding trouble. No surprise there then! The episode was "ship in a bottle" esqe featuring paranoia and group psychology as the broken down tour "bus" is attacked by something unknown and manipulative.
Now this episode was very good in parts but suffered from high "boredom" factor at some points and a predictability when it comes to the reactions of the terrified travellers who begin to make stupid decisions.
I won't be watching this one again.
Then we have this week's episode "Turn Left" which is the Doctor-lite episode of the season and is an interesting (if some what cliche) look at the concept of those "what if" moments in life. In this case the seemingly meaningless choice for Donna of turning left (and meeting the Doctor) or right (and causing the end of the world, possibly universe). It went back over some of the key moments in Doctor Who since the "Runaway Bride" but these events are shown from the perspective of Donna who lives in a world in which the Doctor is now dead, because he never met her.
It was actually quite good, if slightly slow to get going.
I won't give away any more plot details but the episode marks the proper return of Rose, who is just as glum and annoying as ever. Bring back Martha is what I say. Pardon? They are bringing her back next episode plus: Jack, Sarah Jane, more Rose, Luke and the other SJA crew and Gwen and Ianto???? Wow! Could it get more crowded? Daleks and the End of the Universe too???
Me thinks this is either going to be rubbish or the most awesome thing in the entire of creation. A bit like Donna... :D