Published on December 24th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley1
The Snowmen Spoiler-Free Reviews Roundup
As such we’ve searched the web for previews published by websites and newspapers fortunate enough to have already seen The Snowmen. There are no spoilers in any of these links, but if you’re of a spoilerphobic nature we urge you to move along to the next article…
We’ll begin with the Telegraph, where Catherine Gee rates the episode 3.5 stars out of 5, without giving anything away. Their spoiler-free review spends a few lines on Richard E. Grant’s Dr Simeon.
Sadly Grant’s emotionless stiff face makes him less menacing than hoped – it seems more like you could stop his evil doings with a quick slap to the face with a leather glove. But fortunately, our CGI adversaries more than hold their own in the scary stakes.
Over on io9.com, Meredith Woener offers a nice angle on the theme of the story. We wonder if it might be something that goes beyond the Christmas special…
Meanwhile WhatCulture – a website that is generally so overly critical about Doctor Who that we don’t know how they gain access to press events – observes the differences between Clara and previous female companions.
Finally, if you’re like us and have been left thinking with previous Christmas specials that perhaps not enough effort is made in making them dark and scary enough (perhaps a production-side nod to Christmas Day being a wider audience?) then fear not. Den of Geek has revealed that Christmas is merely a setting, a backdrop rather than a plot point.