My Vincent And The Doctor Review

on Saturday, June 12, 2010

I honestly thought that this episode was extremely amazing well done. There was just something about it that made me think, "WAW!" The episode just worked. Tony Curran was excellent as Van Gogh. Okay, his accent did change sometimes throughout the episode, but he was still excellent.
The plot is basically about The Doctor and Amy going to a Van Gogh art show type event in a museum and meeting a Van Gouh expert called Dr Black (Bill Nighy), who has the same fashion as The Doctor. They both compliment each other on their bow-ties. NICE! The Doctor see's a painting of a church that has a monster stairing out of one of the church window. It turns out that the monster is part of a race called the Krafayis.
The Doctor and Amy travel back to 1890 to find out what and why the monster is there and to meet Van Gogh, who is depressed and thinks that his paintings are just a piece of crap. He's scared of the monster, that's seems to be haunting him and will not stop frightning him. So basically the rest of the plot is about The Doctor and Amy joining forces with Van Gogh to take down the monster, which turns out that Van Gogh can only see it. The only way The Doctor can see it is with this mad wee mirror machine thing that when it see's the monster, it can tell him what's the name of the monster and where it comes from. Cool wee machine.
So even after they take down the monster, Van Gogh still hasn't changed and still thinks that his art is crap. So The Doctor takes Van Gogh to the present day. Back to the exhibition, where all of Van Gogh's work is on showing. The Doctor ask Dr Black how amazing Van Gogh was. Dr Black explains that Van Gogh is one of the most amazing and talented artists ever.
Van Gogh stands with them and cries, but Dr Black doesn't suss-out that he's Van Gogh. It was a very emotional scene for both the actor and the audience, especially me. The Doctor and Amy think that they have changed him, but all of that didn't do anything for him. He still comited suicide. But he did do one thing. He dedicated one of his paintings to Amy.