Hmm. I haven't really watched anything new this season. I suppose - New Who? Given that is has a new showrunner and all. It's strange: I live in the UK, I don't have sky or cable, and I haven't torrented anything for ages. Which basically means that I am limited to whatever terrestrial decides to show. Which brings be back around to Doctor Who.
The BBC gets unfarly slated for not producing any new programmes and living off repeats. I think that this is hidesouly undeserved. It's just that new programmes cost a whole bundle, and it is expensive to produce a whole bunch of them and then listen to everyone complain about how they're not as good as classic TV, and why didn;t they just show Only Fools and Horses or whatever. Which is why I think that bringing back Doctor Who was such a brave move - and why having a new showrunner is perhaps an even braver one. It's easy to stick to a formula that works, and a new showrunner isn't just a new season, it's a whole reimagining of the show. The Eleventh Hour was different in spirit and look from Rose, and not just because the actors and setting were different. It was a whole different show. I'm still a little uncertain about it at times - I have reservations over just how white this new show appears to be, and a few storylines have felt rather generic - but I am pleased to see it slowly finding its feet. This last episode, Vincent and the Doctor, was thoughtful and sad and interesting, without ever falling into being maudlin. That's not an easy feat to pull off in what is essentially the show's first season.