I’ll admit that I was weary about David Tennant’s regeneration into Matt Smith. Smith is a phenomenal actor, but I had a few reservations about his time on the show. It was during these years that the show really blew up, becoming a big deal across the pond and cementing the reputation of the actors and creators. But as with things like this, when the goofy, nerdy thing that you like reaches the mainstream, it stops feeling like your thing. Suddenly you have to share it with the rest of the world.
But upon rewatching the first of Smith’s series as the Eleventh Doctor, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 5 Rewatch and Review
After the end of series four it was official, David Tennant would be leaving the show, along with showrunner and mastermind behind its revival, Russell T. Davies. To give the production team enough time to prepare for the new series, 2009 didn’t have a full series of the show. Instead, we got five specials across the year, ending with David Tennant’s departure. Let’s have a look at each of these in turn.
Read More Doctor Who – The Specials Rewatch and Review
Series 3 of Doctor Who had a tough act to follow. Series 2 was on another level in terms of what we’d seen on television at the time, and this series had to step up its game. With a new companion in the fantastic Freema Agyeman, and plenty of new places to explore, the series definitely succeeds.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 3 Rewatch and Review
This series marks the first proper appearance of David Tennant’s incarnation of The Doctor.
For fans of a certain age, Tennant will always be the best and most recognisable actor in the role. Eccleston perhaps didn’t stick around long enough, and for many, Matt Smith just wasn’t the same. David Tennant is The Doctor. And after watching this, his first series, you can see why he became the fan favourite.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 2 Rewatch and Review
With the recent airing of Revolution of the Daleks, I found myself genuinely excited, in a way that I haven’t for a long time in regards to Doctor Who. Even though the episode had its faults, it did hark back to a simpler era of the show.
Maybe it was the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, but I had an urge to go back and experience it all again.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 1 Rewatch and Review
One day, everyone on earth stops dying. But it soon becomes clear that this is far from the miracle that it first seemed.
It’s up to what’s left of Torchwood to solve the case – with help from a few new American friends.
Read More Torchwood – ‘Miracle Day’ Review
Torchwood returns for a third season – but things have changed. Airing on a new, bigger channel across five consecutive nights – and with the episodes cut down from 13 to 5 – does ‘Children of Earth’ feel like the Torchwood of old?
Read More Torchwood – ‘Children of Earth’ Review
When Torchwood came back for its second series, it had it all figured out. The adult elements had been fine-tuned, the stories were more confident, and there was a real sense of self-awareness about the whole thing. For the most part, it’s really excellent science fiction.
Read More Torchwood – Season 2 Review
I feel like Torchwood has kinda got a bad reputation since it aired. Billed as the “adult” version of Doctor Who, the show lived up to the description. It’s full of the sort of violence, swearing, and sex that would make The Doctor blush. And yeah, some of it’s pretty silly. And a lot of it hasn’t aged particularly well. But once you get past that, it’s a really fun science fiction show with a consistent first season – with a good number of episodes that are truly superb.
Read More Torchwood – Season 1 Review
Here we are, at the end of another series of Doctor Who, but this time with perhaps the most controversial and important twist to the lore we have seen in all of Nu-Who.
Read More Doctor Who – ‘The Timeless Children’ Review