April 3, 2010
Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour
New Doctor. New companion. New TARDIS. New writer.
That's a lot to change in TV show that relies on a formula. Yet somehow it's managed to do it over all these years, and this time is no exception.
The Eleventh Hour was massively entertaining: fast, witty (I laughed a lot) and no annoying logic holes. The story had actual, real time travelling, and was a great whirlwind way to introduce the characters. Zippy dialogue and no one said anything stupid.
Matt Smith was really good, there's still traces of the 10th Doctor but in general he was a bit more bonkers, more eccentric and has the potential to be great. I have no worries.
Karen Gillian was also excellent as the feisty Scottish girl in an English village. I loved the way that her belief had to be earned. And yes, the police costume theories were all correct.
It left me smiling and happy and entertained, and that is surely the point.
The trailer shown at the end of the episode was also awesome. Can't wait.