Doctor Who *Spoilers Abound! We've lost Containment*

I'm happy that it's been so successful. I do hope future seasons with this cast and crew give a bit more to chew on, though. I was telling my wife last night that as excited as I was about the cast and the potential directions that could all go in, I've been lukewarm on the season as a whole. I haven't finished watching it, and I'm not sure I will.

For all of the upheaval in the casting of the Doctor and her companions, it felt like an exceedingly safe series. Enough so that I wonder if that was negotiated with higher-ups as part of the deal to get Whittaker, Cole, and Gill cast in the first place. Whittaker seemed at times to be doing a passing impersonation of Tennant instead of making the role her own, and the stories seemed fairly tame and by-the-numbers. (As a counterpoint, and as a demonstration of my poor taste and heartlessness, I didn't like much of anything about the Rosa Parks episode.)

I think there's enormous potential in the show right now—more than there's been in awhile—and I hope that future series will see them embracing that potential more, now that they've established that, yes, this cast and this Doctor and this showrunner can make it work.

Watched the new years special. I liked it. Only had a few minor problems with it. Going to be a long wait for the next season.

Can we get a McGann spinoff TV series?

Ha! What!? I need to get more of these audio productions.