DOCTOR WHO “The Eleventh Hour” Review (Season 5 Premiere)

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It’s finally time for the US to meet the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, when season 5 of DOCTOR WHO premieres tonight at 9pm ET/PT on BBC America.

I was a huge fan of David Tennant as the Doctor, so of course was beyond upset when I found out he was leaving. However I was also confident that the showrunners would be able to find a great new Doctor to replace him, and I was right. While Matt Smith will never be able to replace David Tennant, he was able to create his very own version of the Doctor who will himself become irreplaceable.

The beauty of Doctor Who is that it allows for the show to continually reinvent itself, a new Doctor, a new TARDIS, a new sonic screwdriver, while still keeping its core intact. And with Steven Moffat at its head, this new era of Doctor Who looks like it’s going to have a great future.

As a fan of the show, I was more than pleased by the premiere, I absolutely loved it. It really felt like the Doctor was back in my life and I am ready to follow him on some new adventures. But of course, the Doctor is not the only person that we care about, in the premiere we also meet the Doctor’s new companion, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), who is absolutely adorable and has won me over in only one episode.

In the premiere, the Doctor has been regenerated into a new man and is still in the recovery mode when he needs to once again save the world, but here’s the thing, he only has about 20 minutes to do it. This is definitely a pretty intense episode, and a great way to start the season off. We get to see the new quirks of the Doctor, as well as get a preview of the dynamic between him and Amy Pond.

I don’t want to say too much more because it’s something that you have to experience for yourself, but “The Eleventh Hour” will have you on the edge of your seat and the end will have you cheering for the Doctor, yep he’s pretty badass. So don’t forget watch the season 5 premiere of Doctor Who tonight at 9pm on BBC America.