|New Doctor Who, Part Two
||[Sep. 30th, 2006|12:46 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
...um, Electric Boogaloo?
Most of the time, watching TV is a passive experience for me. There are only two shows that give me actual visceral reactions while I'm watching them -- gasping, "oh no"ing, putting one or both hands over my mouth, clapping dorkily, and other things you never want to see a grown man do. One is The Office. The other is the new Doctor Who.
Tonight, the SciFi Channel showed both "The Christmas Invasion" and the proper second season premiere of Doctor Who. Two and a half hours of glorious, geeky Doctor Whoness. "The Christmas Invasion" was kind of meh, though -- aside from the wonderful "This planet is defended!" line -- and I started hating David Tennant for no reason other than the fact that he isn't Christopher Eccleston. The season premiere, on the other hand, was really good, so now I'm happy again and liking Tennant. Bits of it were hokey (the Face of Boe decides not to die yet because the Doctor showed him there were new things in the universe to see?), and ultimately it was just another Russell T. Davies zombie episode, but they managed to sell it somehow, through the writing or the acting or both. I also really liked the hints about Rose's crush on the Doctor - I think it humanizes both characters very well.
So, the second season is off to a nice start, though I think it'll take me a while to adjust to David Tennant after loving Eccleston so much in the role. Also, I'm really looking forward to the episode with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 in it! Yay K9!
Okay, that's enough geekiness for one night. Now it's back to being stoic and manly.