Series 5 of Doctor Who was a much needed relaunch, and a remarkably risky and successful series at that! It set up this Fairytale nightmare on an epic scale with twists and turns in the plot throughout and the introduction of a then unknown Matt Smith and in so so many ways he is THE Doctor. The alien, vulnerable characteristics that made him such a cult hero in the first place. He went where Tennant and Eccleston never went before with the role (and of course different too) and all three actors also marvelous but Matt Smith really IS the Doctor, he always is so accessible in such an alien way it is remarkable.
Not to mention the new companions played wonderfully as married couple Amy and Rory who push their roles even further than in series 5. And of course the show wouldnt be complete without the return of the mysterious River Song! together making up such a dynamic as TEAM Tardis!
Also the series opener boasts a villainous force that is arguably the most terrifying yet (yes even more so than the Weeping Angels) and the gothic macabre nature of the shows twists the dreamlike dissillusions of Series 5 what it did so remarkably well and turns it into a chaotic Tim Burton style nightmare!
Each episode pushes the story arc along and there are some absolute classics here the opening two parter The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of The Moon, The Doctors Wife and the mid-series cliffhanger finale A good Man goes To War is ultimately the most "EPIC" feel a finale episode has been in years! if not ever (and Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang blew all finales out of the water so that is a major compliment)
i will do a coplete review when the full DVD box set is released of series 6 later this year (presumably for the Christmas season and after series 6 has aired in full) But i cannot wait to see how exactly the show will continue to evolve with the cast and crew and the characters dynamic and relationships in particular!
An absolutely thrilling run of the first half of series 6. And if you loved Series 5 like so many, then you will be blown away by Series 6! Hold onto your seat and trust him....he is the doctor.