Doctor Who gave off a lot of Black Mirror vibes tonight

Megan Davies
Photo credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Stuart Manning

From Digital Spy

Last week's premiere of Doctor Who's 10th season wasted no time in hitting all the right notes and introducing us to a new companion in Bill (Pearl Mackie) who turned out to be a much-needed breath of fresh air for the series.

But Moffat isn't about to rest on his laurels after a pretty positive debut in his last series as showrunner, and so along came tonight's episode, 'Smile', which turned out to be a creepy, chaotic instalment that unashamedly put the Doctor, Bill and their new friendship in the driving seat.

Photo credit: Simon Ridgway / BBC

Related: Doctor Who – Watch our video review of 'Smile'

Packed as it was with intriguing sci-fi ideas, emoji-bots and the classic Doctor Who staple of an eerie, abandoned human colony proving to be more threatening that you first thought, 'Smile' gave a lot of people a lot of Black Mirror vibes – 'Hated in the Nation'? 'Nosedive'? A mix of the two? – and after a bumpy start it still managed to impress us.

But how did it go down with all you lovely viewers? We turned to Twitter to find out.

The Black Mirror comparisons were rolling in:

The elusive thing that happened that led to the Doctor making a promise has certainly piqued interest:

And Nardole continues to divide opinion:

The Doctor's emoji-patch had a rather familiar – and much appreciated – feature:

And Bill and Twelve's relationship is still a major highlight:

The ending was one The IT Crowd's Roy would be proud of:

But overall, it was another great outing for the Doctor:

Just remember to smile. You know, to be on the safe side:

Doctor Who returns next Saturday (April 29) at 7.20pm on BBC One, with the episode 'Thin Ice'.

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