*****

Sometimes Netflix takes a bit to remember that I have already given a rating to Doctor Who. It shows the predicted rating when that happens, and it’s a 4.5.

….You will also find in you data for my account that I’ve watched the whole series twice in six months with some episodes being watched onwards of eight, nine times.

Tell me I’m not rating this a full five. Tell me again.

8. Saddest Moment - The Angels Take Amy and Rory

Sure, leaving Rose in an alternate timeline was devastating. River’s “You’ll be the death of me” to the Doctor makes me scream out loud every time. Donna’s story leaves me feeling a little empty. But nothing makes me bawl harder than the end of “Angels Take Manhattan”.

Part of it is the Doctor’s reaction. Part of it is Amy’s goodbye to her daughter. Part of it is that there is nothing that can be done to avoid it. I’ve seen the episode four times, and I still sob loudly.

Yet I keep watching it. I’m just a glutton for punishment, apparently.


(Admittedly, there is a small amount of happy tears in there; Amy sacrifices herself to be with Rory. That’s a whole lotta love. I want a love like Amy and Rory.)