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3.0 out of 5 stars Not that impressed with the stories......................, 24 May 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I was (and still am) a complete fan of David Tennant as Doctor Who, and did think that the new guy had a lot to live up to. However, I am big enough to admit that I am quite impressed with how well the new Doctor is doing, and although there is room for improvement (and he is certainly no Tennant) I don't think he is doing too badly at all.

My disappointment does not lie with the new actor, but more with the story lines themselves. I have found them very weak, which surprises me, as Moffett has previosly written some excellent stuff for Doctor Who. I was really looking forward to the Weeping Angels, as I found them quite menacing in Blink, yet they completely failed to deliver in the over long two parter.

What's gone wrong? Where are the quality story lines that we saw in the likes of The silent Child/The Doctor Dances, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit?? I really hope the writing improves, because I am currently feeling very disapointed with the whole thing so far.

A Further gripe of mine is Amy Pond - she is feisty, forward and a strong woman, so i should like her, but I don't. I know she has the whole Doctor/childhood thing, but her character has been written like she knows the Doctor inside out, which she doesn't. It's like big chunks of their interaction has been cut from the audience - and why does she have to fall in love with the Doctor??? This is not a prerequisite for being one of his assistants surely. Catherine' Tate as Donna was a refreshing change in that there was nothing more than friendship between the two. Bring back Donna is what I say, I actually miss her!

I also have a problem with the scene where Amy was propositioning the Doctor - I am not a prude, but this is a programme watched by the young and old alike, and sex should never be included in Doctor Who - That's what Torchwood is for!! Leave that kind of thing where it belongs and get back to writing quality story lines.

I do like Doctor Who and I shall be continuing to watch it, but I really hope that the story lines improve and we see some episodes with real meat in them.
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2010 08:22:52 BDT
J. Yamamura says:
I agree 100%!!

Posted on 9 Jun 2010 16:08:48 BDT
Peter says:
The episode which you have named the silent child, is in fact called the 'Empty Child'. Also there is no Sex at all in this series of Doctor Who nor Torchwood in fact. However apart from these two hiccups, your review is right in its summary of the current Doctor Who series.
P.S - Christopher Ecclestone was so much better than David Tennant, whose only qualities were talking very quietly and quickly, and being able to strain without voiding his bowels. lol
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