I mean, it hasn't got the gorgeous visual style of Tooth and Claw or Girl in the Fireplace. It hasn't got the brilliant emotional stuff like GitF or School Reunion. It hasn't got the creepiness and philosophising of The Impossible Planet two parter, or the deeply fun vibe of Rusty's eps, or even the Mickey stuff that made me like the Cyberman eps. It hasn't even got the fandom imploding ability of Love and Monsters
But, I still really liked it. And I haven't the foggiest why.
Maybe it's the Matt Graham effect (I still can't define exactly what it is about Life on Mars that makes me like it so much). Or maybe it's just the fact I've finished exams, which puts me in a good mood.
Also, the trailer for the next ep? Is rocking my world.
ETA: Everywhere I go, I see hating on this episode. WHY? How can people hate something that made me cry?