I think I'm near the end of the 2nd Season.
I liked Christopher's version of the Doctor. Very snarky and obnoxious (then again, that might be something they all share). David is a lot more fun though (he's also oddly "adorable" for a 35+ year old too...?)
Rose is supposed to be hot. She has it.... then she doesn't. It took me two seasons to realize why: She's got a bit of ape-mouth going on -- her mouth is huge. Ah well, still pretty. I do like the relationship she has with the doctor; a kind of strange mix of being "more than friends and less than lovers" sums it up I think (and I look forward to seeing how well new companions work).
Oh, I also like Billie Piper's first gig as a late 90s Pop icon
Otherwise I think the non-invincible/magical doctor and his human companion are a great mix. I love that the doctor isn't particularly "magical" despite his rather grandiose sounding title of Time Lord
. His life span, intellect, general altruism, Sonic Screwdriver and super-changing-document-thing (that transforms) does the job while his human companion makes things a bit more interesting.
Rose's mum is a wonderful tart. And I did like Mickey. His comings and goings were effectively played each time Rose and the Doctor came back to town. Captain Jack was also in a league of his own, despite how short-lived it was (anyone here watch Torchwood?).
My favorite episodes are usually the more "out there" ones (literally and figuratively). However, this usually means that the episodes that take place in the present are kinda "eh". The World War 3 plot and the farting aliens were just stupid...And then there's the Cyber Men and the Dalek. I get that they're a reference to the old show... but MAAAANN DO THEY HAVE TO TALK LIKE THAT?? For ultra-intelligent aliens, they seem to have less of a grasp on the English language than foreigners do.
The Cybermen aren't much better. They're kind of just...there... as a threat...because they're slow/angry robots. That's about it.
I enjoyed following the two-episode story where they visit the Planet beside a black hole... then the Doctor finds "Satan". I keep imagining the pitch meeting for that. "Hey, how about the Doctor meets Satan!!!", then the boardroom has a laugh, then they immediately started writing a script.
Anyways. Despite the occasional cheesy effect or ham in the plot; I see what all the hub-bub is about. More to come I guess