One of the things I love about Doctor Who is that even when you know something is coming, it still surprises you.
Right then! River Song and Weeping Angels, and Rory and sexy fish vampires!
The first time I watched The Time of Angels, it was pretty late at night, into my initial first time marathon. Fourth episode, I was already having a great time with the series, and then I get the double punch of River Song and the horribly creepy Weeping Angels.
I started watching Doctor Who a little over a year ago*, basically because I was going through Sherlock withdrawal and figured something by the same showrunner might help me get over it. I’d watched the first few episodes from the Christopher Eccleston series, but then got distracted and never went back to it. So, yes, Matt Smith’s Eleven is my first Doctor, barring some vague memories of Nine. And I really enjoyed series 5, in fact I devoured the first half very quickly* (although I took a long time between the first half and second half), and I just loved the first part of the current series… but somehow I never really got around to actually writing anything about it.
*Upon reading the one real post I made about it, I realized that a) it was actually exactly a year and two days ago that I started, and b), I watched the first eight episodes in one day. So… yeah. Apparently I liked it even more than I remembered.
Today, I rewatched the first two Matt Smith episodes and figured I should fix that.