- I don't like the new opening titles. Clockwork just makes me think 'steampunk', these days.
- I do like the new TARDIS interior! Very cool.
- Peter Capaldi is a sexy bastard. But you all knew I was going to say that.
There was much that was ridiculous about Deep Breath - the dinosaur and the fight below the restaurant, in particular - but much to like as well. I can't get enough of Madam Vastra's team, especially Strax, and there was some genuine suspense. When Clara was facing off (ha!) the scary android, I found I was imagining myself in the companion role for the first time since...the days of Ace, probably. (Companions are spoilt and mollycoddled these days, though. Did Sarah Jane Smith get Silurian pep talks and a phone call from Jon Pertwee after he turned into Tom Baker before her very eyes? I THINK NOT.)
Into the Dalek was...a bit silly. I like Fantastic Voyage plots but I think they could have done more with this one; the Dalek interior was fascinating, but I couldn't see what was achieved by getting miniaturised that couldn't have been done with a set of Allen keys. Also not sure why the Doctor suddenly has such a down on soldiers - apparently just as much of a blanket prejudice as the one about Daleks themselves - when he spent most of the 1970s hanging out with them.
Currently, I think Peter Capaldi is my fourth-favourite Doctor, and he may even sneak ahead of Patrick Troughton if he keeps this up. Certainly he's the first since the reboot to trouble the charts. He's even got callmemadam watching again!