Originally Posted by Unleash_the_Phury
The girlfriend got me into it about two months ago before she went away to Cuba. Have to say, it's absolutely brilliant. Some of the visuals are a bit cheesy, but that really adds to its charm.
Season 1 was one of the weaker efforts IMO; Ecclestone wasn't a bad Doctor, but he's better suited to more villainous roles; just my two cents, but he would've been absolutely KILLER as the Master. Still, he got me into the show.
David Tennant was beyond brilliant. It's rare you see an actor inhabit a character so completely the way he did. The writing for his tenure on the show was spot-on, and one of the best episodes of any tv show ever was done during his run; season 3 has an episode called 'Blink' and even if you've never seen an episode of Doctor Who in your life, Megavideo it or torrent it or something. It's so well-done, you owe it to yourself to give it a watch.
I like Matt Smith. I bought his Sonic Screwdriver. But I'm not entirely convinced by him yet. He's funny, but sometimes his shouting lacks impact and comes across as rather childish and un-Doctorlike. But he definitely brings an energy that the role requires. Can't wait for the new season to start, that's for sure.
Oh, and for those of you that have watched the new seasons, rank the Doctor's companions.
1. Martha Jones (Freema Ageyman)
2. Amy Pond (Karen Gillian)
3. Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)
4. Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)
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Flip Amy and Martha for me, but both are beauties.
I thought Tennant was great, adding some much needed humor to the role. It felt like they tried to pack too much into the last few episodes of his tenure, and tried to make Donna Noble more interesting than she really was.