I declare Season 10 of Doctor Who Revival to be the best season. I am serious. Christopher Eccleston started the revival, David Tennant brought the series to UK popularity, and Matt Smith brought the series to US audience.
Honestly, I think Seasons 8 and 9 was a little lost, as if the writers don’t know what to do with Clara. So the writers got really, really smart about Bill and her story line in the finale (no spoilers) and I really like writers’ treatment for her.
Season 10 is different from Seasons 8 and 9, and it is not just about the new companions. The writing is much tighter and the story arc is actually the entire season. You can have great actors, but the script…the script sets up everything. BBC, whomever the writers are you brought on board this season, keep them.
My old boss at my old job loved Doctor Who. He loved the classic episodes which at first I didn’t catch the fever.
As a child of a certain era, I’m more used to a fast paced story. Having a 4-6 episode story arc was too slow for my taste. I left my job in good terms for a career move. Then forgot about this show for a while.
Then a friend recommend the show again. He recommend watching the reboot.
Before getting myself too invested in the show, I decided to watch a crash course first. So I watched Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide.
The ultimate guide was well done, I got curious enough to watch the 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor.
I was hooked. So hooked, I start to watch the first episode of the reboot, Rose, and the rest is history. I am looking forward to be hardcore enough one day to watch every episode from beginning to the end, from Hartnell to Capaldi.
I will write a short review of Season 9, Episode 1, soonish.