Now, Imagine ‘Doctor Who’ as Your Roommate …

Finally, Matt Smith gets to hone his comedy chops when paired with British comedian James Corden

Last Updated: July 14, 2010 @ 1:03 PM

This week’s episode of "Doctor Who" placed the Doctor (Matt Smith) into the life of ordinary man Craig (James Corden) where he must assimilate into the roommate routine football, and pizza-beer-tele nights.

The Doctor mostly goes it alone in this episode, while companion Amy is left behind in a time-looping TARDIS, unable to land. Following a note left by Amy in the future he tracks the time disturbance to Craig’s flat. Over the coming days, the Doctor must try to determine what is happening upstairs that makes a gross mold-spot on the ceiling of Craig’s flat.

This episode, placed, as it was after the emotional “Vincent” and prior to the season finale, was a fun filler episode. Primarily, we get to see the Doctor in a fish-out-of-water tale, and Smith gets to hone his comedy chops when paired with well-known comedian Corden. The two play nicely off one another and makes for some of the story’s funniest gags.

As far as ‘Doctor Who’ episodes go, this was not one of the best sci-fi stories. The ending was completely preposterous, even for ‘Doctor Who,’ that’s saying quite a lot!  Still, there were many fun moments and lines, and we got to see a wholly different aspect of Smith as Doctor number Eleven.

Best Parts:
The Doctor: weirder than the weirdest human.
We got to see a lot of Matt Smith.
Enlisting a cat as a spy. Brilliant!
The Doctor can cook?

Worst Parts: Light on the sci-fi.

My Rating: Amusing situation, but the ending was weak and unsatisfying so I’m give it a 2 out of 5.