There were funny bits, which I approved of (notably the benny Hill style running from monsters at the beginning, and the bit where Elton asked Ursula out). And it was quite sweet too. But it was... well, a bit silly. Peter Kay could have been funny but was just rather cheesy.
This *was* the Blue Peter monster, though I remain adamant that the Wire in The Idiot's Lantern only stole face because they took the idea from the kid who designed the Blue Peter monster! I felt as though they'd put this episode aside just to have the Blue Peter monster in it, and it wouldn't have mattered what kind of monster it turned out to be - that just doesn't seem fair.
I felt that the narrative choices were wrong in a lot of places - e.g. it just seemed silly for Ursula to get trapped in a paving slab at the end. Sure enough, it's the sort of thing that might happen in a sci-fi/fantasy sort of programme, I suppose... but it felt unrealistic more for emotional reasons.
Nevertheless there were some good things. LINDA were great as a group while they were all happy. Tennant didn't have a chance to annoy me. Rose's hair was pretty at the end. And most of all, Marc Warren is devastatingly cute and actually a good actor, so he made it watchable throughout.
But still, it just didn't seem like DW.
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Mean: 7.25 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.92