DOCTOR WHO 5.6 (31.6): The Vampires of Venice

What I liked most about “The Vampires of Venice” episode of DOCTOR WHO was the characterization of the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond, because while the plotline was serviceable, if felt all too familiar.

The story saw the Doctor (Matt Smith) take Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) on a date to Venice in 1580, where they discover the cosmopolitan city has been sealed off from the outside world by Rosanna Calvieri (Helen McCrory), who operates a curious school for girls. It’s no surprise that Signora Calvieri and her “family” are vampires – but not exactly the kind of vampires one might expect.
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