Doctor Who: Partners In Crime

I've had some time to mull over the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, Partners in Crime, and I've come to the careful and considered conclusion that my initial impression was entirely correct: it was crap.

Contrary to my fears, Catherine Tate was fine. She and David Tennant did very well with what was, I think, the worst script I have ever seen. RTD has some issues he needs to work out, but the main one is the notion that some juvenile jokes, some "cute" monsters, and some references to previous episodes constitute a plot, and that dialogue hacked together in the back seat of a taxi on the way to the shoot can make it hang together. I know it's a series which is for kids, but that doesn't mean it's ok to have it be bad

And then, hey, we'll include Billie Piper for a gratuitous shot at the end.

I have a lot of respect for RTD for being at the helm of the new Doctor Who, but for gods sakes, take his crayons away and let some of the far better writers - Moffat and Cornell being favourites - do the writing. The series, really, can only get better.

Posted by Drew Shiel at April 7, 2008 2:00 PM

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