Critic Consensus: The return of an old friend and a new nightmare-inducing monster make "The Ghost Monument" both a powerful step forward and fun callback to the Doctors of yesteryear.
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Critic reviews for The Ghost Monument
The dynamic of the new series became a little more concrete this episode by showing how the best friend gang is going to function.
Overall, the episode works as a fascinating, swashbuckling bit of sci-fi fun.
Resplendent in corals, golds, and warm tones, watching Jodie Whittaker's Doctor (wo)man the controls was a heartbursting moment, a reminder of how important this Doctor truly is.
A simple mystery to solve, a quest for knowledge-it's pure Doctor Who, at its core. If that's the sort of thing this new era of the show wants to chase, by all means: hop in that shiny new TARDIS and chase away.
But what is interesting is that "The Ghost Monument" manages to take a concept that's already been done dozens of times with other people and jazz it up into something that feels like we haven't seen it before. Or at least, not entirely.
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