Stef (firecat) wrote,

The Tenth Doctor (Who)

I finished watching the David Tennant Doctor Who episodes. Should I put a spoiler cut even though all these shows aired 2006–2010? Might as well.

I liked the Tenth Doctor, but I kept thinking that he was like the kind of manager who ignores a problem until it's a huge problem and then gets his department to run around like a chicken with its head cut off to solve the problem and then gets a lot of kudos for it.

I also didn't like the constant emphasis on someone (usually a woman) dying to solve the problem.

I mainly kept watching because I thought so many of the female leads/guest stars/characters were great. Agatha Christie (though the story was dumb), Captain Brooke (though I didn't like the ending)...

Mostly I just liked little moments. The references to various Agatha Christie novels. The scene where a cell phone holds remnants of a dead woman's consciousness. People in Donna's family's temporary home singing "Bohemian Rhapsody." Daleks in German going around yelling "EXTERMINEIREN." Naming the Mars base Bowie Base One. The church with the little Tardis in its stained glass window.

I'm starting to watch the Eleventh Doctor now, but I'm worried because I don't trust Steven Moffat.

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