Top critical review
on 3 May 2014
This tried to replace the much-missed Sarah Jane Adventures following the death of Elisabeth Sladen.
It failed, despite having some strong names in front of the camera and behind it.
The biggest problem for me was that, while the SJAs would occasionally have silly moments (farting Slitheen), they still maintained a parity with the parent programme that meant children watching were not treated like idiots.
This was not the case with WvsA. This came across like a hastily-cobbled together Harry Potter clone with sci-fi elements chucked in. Plus Brian Blessed giving us "pantomime villain on LSD".
I know this show has its fans, but all it did was make me miss the SJAs even more.