About eighteen months ago, I decided to embark on what I called my “Modern Series Marathon”. Basically, I watched every modern episode and briefly reviewed them and gave them a mark out of ten. Eighteen months on, and we have thirteen new episodes of Doctor Who, forming ten new stories. My opinions on some older stories have changed too, so here is my updated episode ranking.

118. Let’s Kill Hitler

117. In the Forest of the Night

116.Sleep No More

115.The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

114. Vampires of Venice

113. Fear Her

112. The Return of Doctor Mysterio

111. Robot of Sherwood

110. A Christmas Carol

109. Night Terrors

108. Knock Knock

107. The Lazarus Experiment

106. The Caretaker

105. The Next Doctor

104. Asylum of the Daleks

103. The Idiot’s Lantern

102. Aliens of London/World War Three

101. The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People

100. Victory of the Daleks

99. Love and Monsters

98. The Woman Who Lived

97. The Beast Below

96. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

95. The Wedding of River Song

94. New Earth

93. The Curse of the Black Spot

92. Smile

91. The Doctor’s Daughter

90. Closing Time

89. 42

88. The Power of Three

87. A Town Called Mercy

86. The Girl Who Died

85. Gridlock

84. The Girl Who Waited

83. The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

82. Cold War

81. Flatline

80. Time Heist

79. The Husbands of River Song

78. The End of the World

77. The Bells of Saint John

76. The Long Game

75. The Lodger

74. The Eaters of Light

73. Partners in Crime

72. Hide

71. The Runaway Bride

70. Boom Town

69. The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky

68. The Crimson Horror

67. Extremis/The Pyramid at the End of the World/The Lie of the Land

66. Hell Bent

65. The Angels Take Manhattan

64. The Snowmen

63. The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords

62. Dark Water/Death In Heaven

61. The Unquiet Dead

60. The Name of the Doctor

59. School Reunion

58. The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

57. Last Christmas

56. Nightmare in Silver

55. The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

54. Voyage of the Damned

53. Into the Dalek

52. The Unicorn and the Wasp

51. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

50. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End

49. Smith and Jones

48. Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel

47. Planet of the Dead

46. Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

45. The Shakespeare Code

44. Kill the Moon

43. Empress of Mars

42. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

41. Fires of Pompeii

40. Under the Lake/Before the Flood

39. Oxygen

38. Midnight

37. The Time of the Doctor

36. The God Complex

35. Planet of the Ood

34. The Rings of Akhaten

33. The Christmas Invasion

32.  The Pilot

31. Rose

30. Amy’s Choice

29. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday

28. Turn Left

27. Deep Breath

26. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang

25. The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon

24. Father’s Day

23. Mummy on the Orient Express

22. A Good Man Goes to War

21. Thin Ice

20. The End of Time

19. The Doctor’s Wife

18. The Eleventh Hour

17. Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

16. Utopia

15. The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar

14. Tooth and Claw

13. Human Nature/Family of Blood

12. The Girl in the Fireplace

11. Heaven Sent

TOP 10

10. Blink

9. Vincent and the Doctor

8. Listen

7. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead

6. World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls

5. Dalek

4. The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion

3. The Day of the Doctor

2. The Waters of Mars


Do you agree with me? What episodes have I underrated and overrated? What are your top three modern-era episodes?