Synopsis: The Doctor is brooding from his break-up with the Ponds and he no longer investigates things. Plus, it’s been 3 years since the begining of last season when he was 997 and so he’s a thousand years old. Which is a long time to live and you can tell it’s wearing on him, mostly because he keeps talking about the fact that he’s a thousand years old. Vastra and her wife as well as Strax have been trying to get him to take on a case of saving the earth, but the Doctor is done saving people. I think this is sort of like how I wont have pets because they keep on dying, the Doctor is refusing to take on human pets because they keep on leaving him. But then he meets Clara a barmaid who also is a governess and she engages him about a snowman that is suddenly there where it hasn’t been before, the snow flakes have memory and the ability to follow people’s thoughts of them. Clara is intrigued by the Doctor and follows him around and when the snowmen become scary monsters trying to take over the world, and when the frozen pond takes on life and chases her and her charges down, she calls on him for him.
*If you haven’t even seen the trailer, there might be spoilers, but I don’t consider anything in a trailer a spoiler so felt free to make my comments.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed that this Christmas special was a set up for the next story line while being a complete little Doctor Who mystery all on its own. Matt Smith is in rare form brooding and coming to life with adventure. I do like Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion. She has fresh excitement and a mystery all to her ownself. I’m not going to be happy if it turns into a romantic relationship, the Doctor is after all currently married to River Song, so that will make me uber mad. Mostly because I have personal issues with men who wont declare themselves in the relationships that they are in, but pretend to be bachelors thinking its ok as long as they don’t do anything wrong. So not OK. The snowmen were a nice monster of an episode and I’m completely excited for the new season.
Here is the new title sequence and you can watch the new trailer over at The Mary Sue.