Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Girl Who Died


Almost every episode in Series 9 has in some way played around with the audience's expectation and subverted more conventional means of storytelling. The Girl Who Died takes this to a new extreme: constantly questioning its identity as the season's quirky comic historical. This is a story which desperately wants you to rewatch it and appreciate it on multiple levels. However, the trappings of its apparent genre and trying perhaps too hard to capture everything prevents it from excelling at anything.