Originally posted by DrKF
Indeed. I've been a fan since I was tiny. The opening episode to this new series was an absolute blinder. Episode 2 seemed a little rushed (the second part of 2-part new Who always seems rushed to me), but still good.
The series villain is brilliant, the hooks for the series equally good, Neil Gaiman is writing the episode after next (!). What's not to like?
(Plus, now we know what was on the missing hours of the Watergate tapes! 🙄)
Sorry for the delayed follow-up.
Yes, the series has been fantastic thus far. "The Curse of the Black Spot" wasn't my favorite, but "The Doctor's Wife" was fantastic, especially in the characterization of Idris/the TARDIS. "The Rebel Flesh" had a good start, and I'm looking forward to "The Almost People" to follow it up. I think its theme was/will be especially poignant and contemporary (not that most episodes of Dr. Who aren't, but still...).
I'm also thoroughly enjoying all the little details (setting aside the season opener, of course) the series is laying out to intensify the suspense for the rest of the series, like the eye-patch woman and the phrase "the only water in the forest is the river" (or whatever it was). Dr. Who has always done a great job of connecting all the dots at the end of the season.