I am lucky enough to be in one of the few places in America that can watch the new Who series. Because Seattle is close enough to the border, we get Canadian TV. I'm a week behind the UK, but that's better than everywhere else in the US.
I enjoyed the first two episodes, but this third episode, written by League of Gentlemen's Mark Gattiss, is possibly the best single episode of Dr. Who ever.
Christopher Eccleston is a great Doctor. In between the last series and the new, his home planet was destroyed in a mysterious "time war". So, his Doctor is lonely and finding pleasure where he can. Even in the midst of trouble he will find a trifiling detail that makes him laugh.
Dark humor. Nasty aliens. The dead walking the earth to go see Charles Dickens read. The Doctor turning into a spouting fanboy when he meets Dickens.
I would type more, but no one cares. I know a bunch of you posted when it premiered, but I skipped your posts so that I could see it fresh.
I have the urge to type out the whole first sequence just to gush about it. What is happening to me?