Real Life was bad. Real bad. It's another one of those "Doctor" episodes, which really really really start to grind my gears in the later seasons. It's still better than some other episodes, but the family is so unrealistic as to take me out of the episode. I know that was their intention, but why can't we have a NORMAL family?
Distant Origin was a fun episode, but its also one of those that makes me yell at the screen. I know its allegorical, but I just hate the type of stories where one of the characters is 100% closed minded. So, I liked the idea, but at the same time it grinded my gears as well.