I'm speaking, of course, of Doctor Who. The new doctor, the eleventh, is played by Matt Smith.
Smith took over from David Tennant, who was voted number one Doctor of all time by readers of Doctor Who Magazine. The readers of this magazine must be on crack as we all know the number one Doctor of all time is Tom Baker. And it always will be. I only watched a handful of Tennant's episodes. The story lines did nothing for me and I thought Catherine Tate as a companion was a huge mistake. Doctor Who can be humorous and absurd at times but that pair made it a farce.
Tennant replaced Christopher Eccleston, AKA the sexiest Doctor of all time. As voted by the writers of Rhiannon Hart: Young adult books and writing. (I hear she knows her stuff when it comes to hot men. John Pertwee came in a close second. Velvet smoking jackets and Victorian era curls, what more could a girl want?)
Yes, he's a bit funny looking, his ears stick out and he's a bit on the gaunt side ... But I defy you to not go all gooey over him in this scene, the last before he regenerates:
But back to the latest Doctor, Matt Smith. He's the youngest Doctor to date, and kinda funny looking like all Doctors have to be. I've been impressed by the episodes the last few weeks. The writing has been cracker and the Weeping Angels episode (part one at least) was amazing. Creepy as. Seriously good stuff. Plus I love the companion, Amy Pond.
I settled in to watch the latest ep, "Flesh and Stone", on Sunday night. Everthing was going brilliantly, and then, towards the end, the Doctor went all wrong. He started telling people to shut up. He got angry and impatient. The Doctor's always been a bit up himself, but I've never seen him so arrogant before. At one point he says some terrible line about Amy needing to trust that he'll always tell the truth because sometimes he's actually lying. Um...? Doctor, really! We understand it's the end of the world and all, but really, it's the end of the world every week. Can we get some of your trademark sweetness back please? Absentmindedness. Quirkiness. And that good-guy gleam in your eye. It goes very well with the tweed and your little sonic spanner thingy.
What do you think of the recent Doctors? Is Matt Smith a good Doctor, or does he need a bedside manner overhaul?