I think the new Doctor Who actor looks like a great choice. He's 55 so he's hopefully going to be a more mature and restrained Doctor in the vein of Jon Pertwee. That can only be a good thing after the 'Street Cred' goofy annoyingness of Matt Smith's character, who is a great actor but was seldom given decent scripts to work with, instead having to contend with too much comedy and not enough drama. I'm all for light-hearted moments in a family show but not when they dominate it and threaten to undermime any sense of tension in the stories.|
I really would like to see a more mature and darker Doctor Who personally that emphasises drama and stories over all the family/companion nonsense and much of the silliness that has permeated (and ruined) much of New Who. I'd also like to see the Doctor return to being a more normal eccentric personality that doesn't have this huge ego complex because everyone in the Universe knows who he was. The way Matt Smith used to jump around like a teenager on a sugar rush and act all self-important in front of enemies like the Daleks used to make me cringe; I don't blame the actor really but the poor scripts that made his character look like a right douche bag IMO. Let's have a grittier sci-fi Doctor Who and less of the comedy fantasy please!
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