4 Bumpy RideTrefusis | 26/11/2007 | See all Trefusis's reviews (243)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Games Reviewer Top 10 Music Reviewer Top 100 Books Reviewer Top 10 Sport and Outdoor Reviewer Certainly the least consistent of the new Who series, but with a few really good episodes towards the end to pull the score back up. Easiest way to demonstrate this is by a brief review of each episode:(1) Smith and Jones - Fun episode, introduces the new assistant, decent guest baddie.(2) The Shakespeare Code - Following the pattern of the previous two series we have the historical figure piece. Not a bad script, but can't compete with Dickens or Queen Victoria.(3) Gridlock - Rather silly story, some good moments, but essentially a cheapo that redresses the same car set ten times.(4) Daleks in Manhattan - This is where things really come undone, terrible script and a plot that makes no real sense.(5) Evolution of the Daleks - Again, after the interesting use of the Daleks in the first and second series, we now have the ridiculous sight of a man in a rubber face mask staggering about the place - the ending is rubbish too.(6) The Lazarus Experiment - Interesting idea, great performance from Gatiss, but the digital monster effects aren't quite up to scratch.(7) 42 - Boring story, very reminiscent of the Ood plot from series two, pointless episode telling the same tale that's been done to death in cheapo sci-fi horrors for years.(8) Human Nature - A little slow, but different, and so at least keeps the interest.(9) The Family of Blood - Almost back on track, a few moving scenes, but the ending is a little overblown.(10) Blink - The episode where The Doctor is hardly in it, but with a story that suits this approach. Doesn't make too much sense if you think about it in depth, but certainly the most original episode.(11) Utopia - Some dodgy looking monster men, but apart from that a good episode with decent performances.(12) The Sound of Drums - A marked improvement, following on the story from the excellent Utopia.(13) Last of the Time Lords - Slows down a little from the previous episode. Although the script and performances are still generally there, the ending is the weakest so far -and even resorts to stealing the last shot from 'Flash Gordon'.