Sunday, 4 April 2010

Who's a winner

There were many reasons why I loved the first episode of Steven Moffat and Matt Smith's take on Doctor Who. And Karen Gillan as the Doctor's feisty new assistant was one of them. Not convinced about the new theme, though. 

6 comments:

Roger Edwards said...

I stopped watching Dr. Who a few seasons back as I felt that it had become the "David Tennant" show.

I was very sceptical of the casting of Matt Smith, guessing that the BBC were simply pursuing a new demographic.

I watched last night the first episode out of courtesy to a friend, as I was a guest in their house.

I am happy to stand corrected with regard to my preconceptions.

I enjoyed the writing and especially Matt Smith's performance. A throw back to the Troughton days? Who can say. But I certainly think he will stamping his own identity on the role and I will definitely be viewing the series again.

In a time of declining standards, I'm really quite pleased the Beeb got this right and did not fumble the ball.

New theme is a bit iffy though.

Mark Salisbury said...

Since Moffat was responsible for the best shows of the RTD era of Who, I felt sure he wasn't going to drop the ball. And so it proved. This first episode managed to combine character, pathos and end-of-the-world excitement in one tasty bundle.

Stram said...

I must admit I was a bit worry about Matt Smith copying his acting on DT too much... but I'm glad he didn't, and found a new energy and funny clumsiness to the Doctor. The dialogue were amazing, quite modern, and I can't wait to see what Steven Moffat has for us!

Gina said...

Absolutely adore Matt. He's done a lovely job with his Doctor persona. And Amy, what a wonderful character - as you said, very feisty, and I love it.

As for the theme, I was worried they'd "modernize" it too much but I like it just fine. It's not too different, and had I not watched the show for a year, I bet I would have even been able to tell that they changed it. But in fact, I watched the weekend marathon in January and random episodes in February. :)

Mark Salisbury said...

Haven't seen episode three yet but Smith's definitely hit the ground running. So much so that I've almost forgotten David Tenant's Doctor, as good as he was...

Mark Salisbury said...

Didn't like episode three. Very disappointing.