I have no time for people who compare the new Doctor Who episode to a Sylvester McCoy story like it’s a bad thing.
Please help me prove a point. Reblog this if you love Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor.
The Happiness Patrol Review
“I only wanted the best for them!” exclaimed Helen A.
“The best?” said the Doctor, aghast. “Prisons? Death squads? Executions?”
“They only came later!” Her face was a mask of grief. “I told them to be happy, but they wouldn’t listen! I gave them every chance. Oh, I know they laughed sometimes, but they still cried, they still wept!”
“The overall look of the production is almost laughable making it impossible to even take seriously from the start.” - Mark Irvin
“Not an essential piece of Doctor Who viewing by any means.” - Benjamin Bland
“Before the dowdy painted backdrops of Terra Alpha stand the gaudy colours of the Happiness Patrol themselves. It’s like lurching from one extreme to the other between each celluloid scene. Instead of complementing the design they simply undermine it further, looking as they do extremely silly.” - John Anderson
“the show is an embarrassment about nothing in particular” - Peter G. Henn
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to one of my favorite Doctor Who stories of all time.