This will review every episode of the boxset.
The Snowmen: 8/10. One of the best Christmas episodes. Genuinely freaky monsters and a good fun storyline. New titles, theme tune and tardis also. Slightly underused Richard E Grant.
The Bells of St John: 8/10. Fun, pacy opening episode which introduces modern day Clara. Sets up the series well.
The Rings of Akhaten: 7/10. Underused monsters and a cheesy moment involving a leaf aside, was a decent episode, stunning visuals, and the doctors speech is one of the highlights of the series.
Cold War: 8/10 A good episode which reintroduces the Ice Warriors, well one of them. Could have had an extra few minutes at the end, as only reached 40 minutes.
Hide: 9/10 really enjoyed this episode, mixing sci fi with the gothic genre really worked. Good to see Matt Smith wearing David Tennant's space suit from The Satan Pit.
Journey to the Centre of the Tardis: 8/10. Good episode, got to see different rooms of the tardis although not as many as I was hoping. Supporting cast were a bit wooden.
The Crimson Horror: 8/10 a really good episode, as it wasn't as doctor-lite as it had been built up to be, good light hearted adventure with some good comedic moments from Strax
Nightmare in Silver: 8/10. The new design of the Cybermen is fantastic, although they could have been used a bit more I think. Warwick Davies was excellent as Porrdge however some of the other supporting cast were poor, and the child actors were awful.
The Name of the Doctor: 10/10 best episode in a long time, great nods to past doctors and some wonderful acting, arguably Jenna-Louise Coleman's best performance of the series. Oh and the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers which leaves us with an awfully long wait until the 23rd November, I for one can't wait.
My only slight problem with the series is Moffat's idea of getting rid of two part stories as I thought some stories could have benefitted from this such as Nightmare in Silver