10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2006
... best sums up a fantastic 2nd season of new DR WHO. Children go missing and the Doctor and Rose do a bit of Mulder & Scully in FEAR HER which kicks off this final DVD. Then our intrepd travels are back to the Powell Estates and the Torchwood Institute to mix things up with some "spirits" in ARMY OF GHOSTS. Of course, all isn't what it seems and before too long its trouble times two as the Doctor squares off against both Cybermen AND Daleks. The Doctor pulls out everything, but in the end he loses Rose in DOOMSDAY. I have to mention here what an terrific pair David and Billie have been throughout the season. Her farewell was one of the most moving "companion" exits ever, next to Lis Sladen saying goodbye to Tom Baker's Doctor. Can't wait to see next year.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2007
These are great episodes to end the series.
The First one "Fear Her" is okay but not as good as the others. It is about a girl who gets posessed by a creature called the "Isolus". Whenever she draws something it disappears from reality and ends up in the drawing. It is a decent enough story but a very weak plot.(7/10)
The "Army of Ghosts" is a great episode. When the Doctor and Rose take a visit back to London they find out that at times in the day, there is a ghost shift when all these ghosts appear. It ends up that the ghosts are Cybermen and the Daleks are there aswell. Great episode!(10/10)
"Doomsday" is the best out of all of them by far. The Cybermen have taken control by upgrading everyone, while the Daleks are trying to open "The Genesis Ark", which in the end; we find out that it is a prison ship from the timelords, made to put Daleks in, then they take over. Then finally there is the great finale of the Doctor losing Rose! A very dramatic ending.(10/10)
I strongly recommend that you buy this. (Overall 10/10)!!!
on 16 March 2011
Fear Her. 10/10
An excellent episode with a bit of humour between the Doctor and Rose thrown in. Even though there are no obviously there monsters, it still manages to be frightening, because children are involved. I liked the setting of the London Olympics in 2012. The Doctor and Rose are oblivious of the heartbreak that is to come.
Army of Ghosts & Doomsday. 10/10
What's better than a huge battle between the Cybermen and Daleks? But for me, that didn't steal the show. What stole the show for the me is the heartbreaking end to the Doctor and Rose's adventures. You also see Rose's parents reunited, which is a bonus. The scene in Bad Wolf bay made me cry and the chemistry between Billie Piper and David Tennant is stunning. It was so sad when he never got to say 'I Love You' back. Billie will hugely be missed and I believe much of the success of series 1 and 2 has been down to her - she is the best companion Doctor Who has ever had.
I definitely recommend buying this DVD, and the entire series!
In my opinion, this is the best series of Doctor Who. <3
on 1 August 2011
David Tennant's Doctor says a sad and emotional goodbye to Bille Piper's Rose Tyler. The finale to Series 2 was fantastic and was emotionally aroused at the end of episode 13. The episodes are the following:
Fear Her: London, 2012, and the Doctor and Rose set off to see the Olympics, only to find terror in the most ordinary place.
Army of Ghosts: The Doctor and Rose are drawn to the Torchwood Tower, but a mighty invasion force is ready to march.
Doomsday: As two mighty armies clash, the Doctor realises that saving the Earth might mean the death of Rose Tyler.
Series 2 is out, and Series 3 will probably be soon underway, with filming normally starting after the current series. Goodbye Billie, hello to the next companion!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 August 2007
This dvd was a brilliant end to a brilliant series, it was exciting and emotional and I really enjoyed it. This is what I thought of each episode.
Fear Her= This episode isn't great, it has the potential to be exciting and brilliant but it just wasn't and I didn't really enjoy it much. It is about a creature who draws things and then they get taken into the pictures. This episode is amateur ( 6/10 ).
Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday= This is a brilliant two part episode and it is exciting and intriguing all the way through, it is emotional because this is the episode where Rose leaves the show. This double episode is about ghosts that are actually cybermen and they have a war with the Daleks ( 10/10 ).
I highly reccomend this dvd for the last two episodes alone but Fear Her is still worth watching.
25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2006
This DVD continues the second series of the BBC's hit revival of 'Doctor Who' and contains three episodes. David Tennant's performance as the Tenth Timelord remains strong, energetic and vibrant, whilst Billie Piper as Rose Tyler remains his equal in every way. This disc contains no special features, but there will be a 6-disc boxet released in November that comes crammed with bonus material and content. But if you're like me and can't wait that long, this DVD is definitely a must-buy when it is released. The three episodes on the disc are all of an extremely high calibre, and the standard set so far by the series is maintained. So, where is the TARDIS taking us this time...?
Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Euros Lyn
Originally broadcast 24/6/06
To be honest, the eleventh episode of the second series of `Doctor Who' is a rather underwhelming and disappoint affair, especially when compared to the thrills, monsters and excitement of previous episodes. `Fear Her' is misfortunate because its sandwiched between some truly brilliant episodes, and has a tendency to feel even more inferior when coupled with the two-part series finale, which also appears on this disc. It is also a disappointment that writer Matthew Graham (who wrote some brilliant scripts for `Life on Mars', another excellent BBC time-travel drama) was unable to make his imagination come to life successfully with his episode of `Doctor Who'. This episode also feels very similar to `The Idiot's Lantern' (the seventh episode of this series), and therefore the material feels unoriginal and quite bland really. Also, due to the fact that `Fear Her' lacks the big-budget CGI special effect treatment that most other episodes were treated to, it feels much less epic and exciting than previous episode, because it lacks scale and presence on screen. The storyline was also a wasted opportunity in my opinion - a worried mother living on a normal estate who is scared of her creepy young daughter's supernatural powers that make drawings come to life. It's a good premise, but the best that can be said for `Fear Her' is that there are a couple of snappy one-liners, and Billie Piper and David Tennant play well off one another. It's definitely the weakest episode of `Doctor Who' since it was revived last year, so you're probably wondering (with such a lacklustre review) why I awarded this DVD the full five-stars. Here's why:
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Graeme Harper
Originally broadcast 1/7/06 and 8/7/06
After the below-par `Fear Her', the two-part series finale sees the show firmly back on track, for Series Two manages to conclude with an ending you'll need forget. I don't want to give too much away - but `Army of Ghosts' and `Doomsday' are absolutely epic, emotional, gut-wrenching, exciting, gripping, tense and unforgettable, and above all mark the final appearance of Rose Tyler played by Billie Piper. I don't want to spoil her exit storyline but its an ending that does her character justice, and when I first saw this episode (broadcast for the first time last weekend), I cried. Russell T Davies' script is so beautifully and poignantly written, but also contains dialogue that will make you laugh out loud and the return of two old foes for the Doctor. In `Army of Ghosts', we finally discover the meaning of `Torchwood' (a recurring subtle theme throughout the series), and the Doctor thinks that there's something fishy going on because there are ghosts walking the Earth. In the thirteenth and final episode, there are two old foes from the Doctor's past waging an epic and brutal war across Earth, with the human race stuck right in the middle of the conflict. There are some truly mesmerising special effects employed in this episode, such as the opening of the `Genesis Ark', and as well as the return of some old villains, some familiar friendly faces from the past also make welcome appearances. The series one two-part finale was truly epic and exciting, but I can safely and honestly guarantee that Series Two climaxes in a fashion that won't leave you disappointed in the least. David Tennant and Billie Piper are both superb in this final instalment, and the final few minutes of the episodes are beautifully written and performed, and I'm sure will leave you in floods of tears and eagerly awaiting the Christmas Special in December.
There are a number of guest stars who make appearances in the final three episodes of the series, including the return of Shaun Dingall and Noel Clarke as Pete Tyler (Rose's father) and Mickey Smith (Rose's boyfriend) respectively. Tracey Ann-Oberman is also strangely likeable and fun as the leader of Torchwood. As for Series 2 as a whole, it has been hugely entertaining and by far the most inventive, exciting and continually watchable programme on television in 2006. Although I preferred Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, David Tennant has done a good job taking over the TARDIS and he has been brilliant in the majority of the episodes. Although I've found the protagonist of Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) slightly less interesting in Series 2 (compared to last year), Piper has still been brilliant and engaging as the Doctor's companion. `Doomsday' marks her final appearance in the show, and I will sorely miss her presence in the show, because Rose has been a companion that the audience can truly identify with, and (along with Sarah Jane Smith) has been my favourite TARDIS traveller ever. Billie Piper and David Tennant were especially marvellous in the last episode of Series Two, but have been great to watch all series and have had electrifying chemistry with one another. My favourite episodes from this series have included `New Earth', `Tooth and Claw', `The Girl in the Fireplace', `The Impossible Planet', `The Satan Pit', `Love & Monsters', `Army of Ghosts' and `Doomsday'. Now that the show has ended, Saturday night's feel hugely empty and I am missing the Timelord's antics already. I can't wait for further adventures in time and space, and Series Two has been massively entertaining, and therefore I highly recommend this DVD when it is released. Brilliant conclusion to a superb second series.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This series of Doctor Who seems to be a lot more ponderous and emotional the last year's. So here then are the last three episodes: 'Fear Her,' 'Army of Ghosts' and 'Doomsday,' the last two forming a two-part episode. 'Fear Her' is a brilliantly fun and quite moving story about a girl with the power to suck people into her drawings, while 'Army of Ghosts' is a fine action story (although large portions of the plot were spoilt by the BBC's insistence on showing a 'Next Time On' after each episode). And then there's 'Doomsday': the soul-destroyingly, heart-liquifyingly, eye-drying-outingly harrowing season finale. So good all round then.