NEW WHO SEASON REPORT CARD – TEHANI
The Doctor: I came to Eccleston’s Doctor from a Season and a half of Matt Smith, and it took me a few episodes to warm up to him, but I did, and by the end was rather sad to see him go. His tendency to grin that massive grin in the face of danger, even after mad pronouncements of doom, was a wonderful character trait, and despite (because of?) his “daft old face”, he was just lovely.
Rose Tyler: I really am not a Rose fan – she’s just so, urgh, right word, frivilous? That’s not really it, and to be fair, she does improve throughout the season, and I thought her few minutes channelling the time vortex was done brilliantly. I guess I just don’t find her all that believable a lot of the time – maybe she’s too opportunistic? Her self-centredness gets on my nerves. Second time around, she’s okay, and in her good bits, she’s great!
Adam Mitchell: I liked that he was smart, but he was never going to last!
Jack Harkness: Absolutely LOATHED him on the first watch through, but second time around he was really likeable. Weird, but true.
Jackie Tyler: Jackie is tough despite her ditziness, and I love that we get to see more of her evolve as the season goes on.
Mickey Smith: Poor Mickey. Starts out really quite useless, but gets stronger as time passes, partly because Rose is so horrid to him. Well, maybe not entirely fair – I think for her Mickey kind of devolves to a brotherly role – not her fault he didn’t feel the same.
What is your favourite episode of this season?
“The Unquiet Dead”
Least favourite episode?
“The End of the World”
Favourite guest performance?
Describe this season in one word!
Grade: If I’d seen this season first, I would have been impressed, but it had to live up to what came later for me, which is hard to do. Thoroughly watchable though! B