Critic Consensus: "The Witchfinders" sparks excitement by highlighting familiar themes of Doctor Who's current season -- and ignites that spark with a dramatic shift in focus.
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"The Witchfinders" is another inconsequential romp in a season full of them...This series hasn't been the worst of NuWho - far from it - but it's far from the highs of Tennant and Smith's eras.
Overall the episode lacked depth in terms of the Doctor's companions, of whom we learned very little, and it neglected to address any wider story arc for the season.
It made everything a joke, and often a joke that wasn't funny. This is a story best avoided...
Fitful. Good opening, nice bit of evil hovering from a masked stranger, good playing as ever from the regulars. Yet soon it all got boggy again.
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