April 08, 2010

and in the Eleventh Hour....

...we have a new Doctor. AND, he's brilliant. Everything was brilliant: casting, storyline, plot resolution, and 'hidden' clues to boot.

If you haven't yet watched - GO! NOW! And find it somewhere on the web.

As for reviews of the first episode, I liked the following paragraph in Wikipedia:

Sinclair McKay, for the Mail on Sunday, said: 'The moment the Tardis crash-lands in an English country garden... Smith faces down any doubters with aplomb.' He also added: 'Smith might turn out to be one of the best Time Lords of the lot.' [14] Benji Wilson, for The Telegraph, wrote 'It was ridiculous but it felt right: mad, alien, brand new but very old. A+ to the casting director. A+ to Smith.' [15] Matthew Bell, in the Observer, said: 'From the moment he appeared, dangling from the doorway of his time machine, the new boy demonstrated that he can more than fill the shoes of his predecessor.' 'Matt Smith fights aliens. He wears tweed. He loves custard. He is the Doctor. And he might be more the Doctor than anyone who was the Doctor before.' Roland White for The Times wrote: 'The previous doctor, David Tennant, smouldered his way across the space-time continuum. Smith is more of a geek-chic Time Lord... Smith is a much more quixotic, light-hearted Doctor than Tennant, who seemed to carry the cares of the universe on his shoulders.'[16]


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