With four episodes of series 2 left to go, here's how I rank the stories shown so far:
- The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
- The Idiot's Lantern
- The Girl in the Fireplace
- School Reunion
- The Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel
- New Earth
- Tooth and Claw
... although that list is somewhat deceptive since I'd rate New Earth 6/10 and Tooth and Claw only 1/10, so there should really be a big gap in there. The series seems to be improving as it goes on, but then three of the remaining four episodes are written by my least-favourite writer, so it may be downhill from here... Incidentally, can some one please let Mr Davies know that "story arc" does not mean "name checking something in every episode"?
I'm finding that the one thing that is really annoying me this series is David Tennant as the Doctor. More specifically, every time he goes into "AWWWWWWW, you HUMANS! You're BRILLIANT, you are. Giveus a hug!" mode, I want to hit him. But the rest of the time he's all right.