Originally Posted by Jake
Dr Who has had great acting and dialog in the past? It seems like the big difference in the new series is that they are willing to admit that even though the large scale story is serious, everything moment-to-moment is incredibly hammy.
I get what you're saying, but old Who never felt like an episode of Eastenders with a scifi/supernatural twist to me - new Who, more often that not, does. The show's not supposed to be a kitchen sink drama, it's supposed to be about big ideas.
Maybe my perspective is skewed by my diminishing willingness to suspend disbelief as I get older and a fuzzy/selective memory, either way I can't watch an episode without cringing and feeling nauseous.