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This review is from: Doctor Who -- The Complete Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
WHAT has happened to Dr Who? Loved the first 4 series. All of the characters with Rose Tyler and Martha Jones being excellent companions. Catherine Tate was OK, but having watched her comedy shows previously, some of the voices kept manifesting themselves in Dr Who!. Mr Eccleston and Mr Tennant were superb, and 80% of the episodes were superb -John Smith double header my favorite BUT AND WHAT A BIG BUT...series 5 and 6 so far have been awful. Storylines are jumbled. Diction/dialogue is almost inaudible. Scenes seem to be set in 'dark' locations (cutbacks at the Beeb?). The set up of Amy/her boyfriend/The Doctor is totally flawed - no real emotions. Boyfriend is like a spare part. Bought all episodes from first four series. Since then, not one episode has come alight. I am a real Dr Who Fan and am so upset a great show has now gone down the pan. Through series 5 I kept watching, hoping that the next episode would be the one that launched the series. Alas it was the same feeling I get every time I watch an England International Football match. You just hope against hope that THIS will be the moment.....but it never is. Unless there is a change of writer, and a new companion for the Doctor then alas Dr Who will be just an 'also ran'.