Reviewing Doctor Who (Season One)

As we await Doctor Who to return for its eleventh season, let’s take a look back at the past ten. To start off, here’s our review of the 2005 season starring Christopher Eccleston…

 

Synopsis: 

Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) is whisked away from her boring, ordinary life when she encounters the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), a charismatic alien who travels in time and space in his TARDIS. Over her travels, the duo – along with friends like Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Rose’s ex-boyfriend Mickey (Noel Clarke) – save the universe repeatedly. But will they succeed when the Doctor’s old enemies, the Daleks, return in full force?

 

1. Rose

Save a burping bin and a plastic Mickey, ‘Rose’ was the perfect way to relaunch Doctor Who – making the Doctor a mystery and introducing us to his world through Rose’s point of view. Eccleston and Piper are brilliant from the off and kudos to Davies for bringing back the Autons. 9/10

 

2. The End of the World

A wonderful Douglas Adams-esque ride full of memorable, brilliantly-named aliens – the Face of Boe, the Moxx of Balhoon ETC – and a high-concept premise (see the title). What’s best is how it explores the Doctor and Rose as characters. Love that closing heart-to-heart in a high street. 8.5/10

 

3. The Unquiet Dead

A smart, atmospheric Victorian ghost story that starts the “celebrity historical” subgenre of Who episodes. It also pushes the boundaries of horror for Doctor Who – the pre-credits scene is chilling. Plus, there’s some set-up for what will become the spin-off show Torchwood. 8.5/10

 

 

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