Doctor Who. Sure, it is campy… sure, it is silly… sure, it is even ridiculous at times – its supposed to be. Its Doctor frickin’ Who and I dig it.
Being a fan of the old Doctor Who series, but by no means an expert, I can only compare it to the few incarnations I have seen. As a fan of the Tom Baker doctor… I really like the Christopher Eccleston version. He has the same wit and charm just as the writing and special effects have the same wit and charm.
I am pleased that the special effects, although updated, do not take over the show. Part of the charm of the original series was the subpar effects. Monsters in rubber suits and cheesy laser beam weapons were all part of the appeal back then, and while the new version is obviously not your father’s Doctor Who, it still seems related.