I’ve not been overly impressed with Doctor Who over the past couple of seasons, so I wasn’t expecting much from this Christmas special. At one point, I wasn’t even expecting to watch it. But tradition won out, and I’m glad it did. There may well be complaints that this wasn’t Christmassy enough (or indeed at all), that it was geared to the US market or that there are far too many superhero stories out there already, but I thought Steven Moffat’s The Return of Doctor Mysterio was great fun. A light, clever, witty homage to comic books and superheroes, complete with spectacle-wearing nerd/ supervigilante, plucky girl reporter and alien brain invasion, this wasn’t reinventing the wheel, but it was smart, fast and funny, zipping along at speed with just a tiny little touch of sadness sprinkled lightly on top. No Santa and no snow, but no matter: I thoroughly enjoyed it.