The last series ended with an overdose of our beloved David Tennant. We got to see him say goodbye in so many ways, and in a way that Christopher E. did not. That puzzled me. And now I know why.
We are being hit with the total and complete NEW. There is a new Doctor,a new companion, a new Tardis, and even a new Sonic Screwdriver. In a way, this *is* a new show. I think that we were getting to a point where there was nothing left to do with the characters that we had (We all loved Rose, but if she had another guest appearance we just wouldnt care anymore.) and no way to further supplement the tenth doctor. (With Donna gone, we were starting to have trouble pairing him, and seeing him with other people). The new writers needed a way to start fresh as David T. left, and the only way to do so was to go completely fresh.
Now that I have been mature, it's time to whine (Just a little). I spent half this episode wishing this was the tenth doctor speaking these lines. He would have been fantastic. I spent the other half spotting every difference and sitting near tears over each one.
Here's why Matt Smith is sort of hateable: On an older man, we respect that type of wisdom and bragging when the Doctor proclaims his brilliance. He's a grown man, it MUST be true. However, on the lips of a 20 something, it feels like he's a know it all. We don't trust him. It feels like he thinks he's better than everybody else. And to quote another sidereel membr, he just doesnt have that adorable factor. He actually seems a bit creepy.
BUT, we will love him. I know we will. We deep down already do. Why? Because he's the doctor. Plain and simple. And we love Doctor Who. We will watch once a week, and we will love every episode. And soon, we will love him. Admittedly so.
One more thing, about this smoking hot companion: She feels like a good mix of Rose Tyler and Donna Noble, So I think Amy Pond and I just may get along too. After all, I would stand my future husband up for the Doctor any day. Wise Choice, new, sucky-til-proven-cool companion. Wise choice.
A- for the whole episode.