Doctor Who Seasons 1-12 Ranked Worst To Best
Season 7 was a strange one. Each episode of the entire series was a stand-alone story which followed a loose arc. It was a bold decision to use a mid-season finale, like in season six, to split the series into two parts.
The shorter first half was made of five episodes which saw the end of Amy and Rory's travels with the Doctor. The second half focussed on the Doctor picking up Clara Oswald and trying to solve the mystery of the Impossible Girl.
While the split worked as a good idea to separate the very different stories, it still felt like there was a disconnect between the two halves. The problem was partly due to every episode being self-contained. Without two-parters which often allowed stories more breathing space and chance to develop, things felt very rushed; much like the Impossible Girl arc.
Clara's story felt as if it were all over the place - again, that could be down to the standalone episodes. It all seemed to be resolved too quick and too easily.
Some of the episodes in the series, while having great concepts, didn't quite deliver. The Power of Three, Cold War, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and Nightmare in Silver spring to mind. All of which are stories that fell short of what they promised to deliver.