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What has been your favorite 'new series' series so far?


View Poll Results: What has been your favorite 'new series' series so far?
Series 1: Christopher Eccleston & Billie Piper 24 9.41%
Series 2: David Tennant & Billie Piper 14 5.49%
Series 3: David Tennant & Freema Agyeman 16 6.27%
Series 4: David Tennant & Catherine Tate 101 39.61%
Series 5: Matt Smith & Karen Gillan 54 21.18%
Series 6: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Arthur Darvill 31 12.16%
Series 7: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan / Jenna-Louise Coleman 15 5.88%
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:05
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I loved Series 4. The stories were amazingly written and the series fit together so perfectly. It was nice to have some dark stories near the end without adding even more major complicated story arcs too!

I wouldn't mind a season like that again.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:08
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1 or 4. Mainly because of 9 and Donna.

And Turn Left for being everything it it was.


Edit: Poll. Aghh. I had to go for 4.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:10
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My personal favorite is 5, can't really express it personally why, but it just had this charm to me that no other series has had and I loved how the story came together at the end.

The order of the next ones would probably be 1/4, 6, 3...2. All are pretty close for me asides from 5 which is the best and 2 which was the least enjoyable for me. Not putting 7 into the ranking yet before having seen the finale.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:11
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Difficult to choose as there are stories in each series that I really love but ended up voting for series 4 - due to the *magnificent* Turn Left and Midnight.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:13
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I think in the RTD era Series 4 was the best one....it had a great teasy arc, the chemistry between Tennant and Tate was the finest on the era too even when stories were lacking, their rpesence lit up the screen! It had a vibe of colour and fun across the first 7 episodes and the final 6 episodes really took us to darker teritory....the trilogy finale was ingenius of RTD even if the final part was a bit ropey and easily resolved it didnt really matter in terms of the vibe presented...it was a typical RTD era final i feel.

BUT, my favourite series EVER of Nu-Who will have to be series 6 for me. I loved that Moff took everything that was so strong about series 5 (my second favourite series of Who) and pushed it into a more macabre atmosphere....we had a significantly great arc...if TPO/TBB was the fienst finale to Who then TIA/DOTM was the finest opening episode Who has ever had IMO....we had some classics early on...the opening episode, Doctors Wife, the mid series final and openers, the girl who waited, god complex and a really mad twisty finale that you get caught up in and provides enough questions for the future.

I loved that it relied more on new monsters/creations/concepts than Daleks/Cybermen etc....but also alluded to the past with its epic cliffhanger vibes and its stunning pre-credits sequences across the majority of the episodes. So yeah...i very much adore series 6!

How i would rank them

series 6
series 5
series 4
series 1
series 3
series 2

and i think the way series 7 has gone it may sandwich between 5 and 4 most likely.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:16
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4 of course,
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:24
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Unquestionably series 4. It was just fantastic.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:26
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Four, closely followed by five.
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Old 12-05-2013, 14:38
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My personal favourite is 4, followed closely by 6. I did however elaborate on this a bit further and decided to calculate all the scores from each series from IMDB (a bit sad I know).

Here are the results based on a score out of 10 for each episode and 130 for the whole series. this does not include any specials or Christmas episodes.

1st - season 4, score 104.3
= 2nd - 3 & 5, score 103.6
3rd - 6, score 103.5
4th - 1, score 102.5
5th - 2, score 101.5

These scores could obviously change and I haven't included 7 because it's not complete.

So it seems series 4 is the most popular and best series so far, which is funny because I'm sure there were a lot of negative comments about Catherine Tate after the runaway bride. I think the on screen chemistry between DT and CT was fantastic.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:00
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Series 5 without a doubt.
Starts out with The Eleventh Hour; one of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever and quite possibly THE best introduction story for a Doctor. It also sets up the series' story arc, leaving plenty of questions unanswered.
Then follows The Beast Below which I loved and Victory of the Daleks which although it was silly in the extreme was fairly enjoyable.
Next comes the return of the Angels and River Song in a fantastic two-part story, the second of which adds more mystery to the story arc.
This is followed by a good old fashion adventure with The Vampires of Venice and my all-time favourite Who story, Amy's Choice.
I also enjoyed the Silurian two-parter and can't see why people hated it so much. It had more of a Classic Who feel than any other New Who story, in my opinion.
Vincent and the Doctor then gave us a fantastic heartfelt story which for once was more about the human side of things and the sci-fi element being more of a sub-plot.
The Lodger gave us a bit of light-hearted comedy before things got serious in the last two episodes.
Finally, the two-part finale is probably my favourite ever finale. It answered most of our questions (not quite all, but most) and was just a bit bonkers.

Series 5 also has more things going for it- it quickly established Matt Smith as my favourite Doctor, it had a well paced, well thought out and interesting story arc (as opposed to Series 6's arc, which was bit of a mess) and it wasn't disrupted by a stupid mid-series break. It also maintained the usual episode format so had the right balance of one-part and two-part stories.

I would give almost anything for a return to Series 5's format.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:02
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Series 4 for me too.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:10
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Series 4 for me, with Series 1 not too far behind. I know that Series 2 doesn't get much love, but aside from those two episodes and perhaps The Idiot's Lantern, I think it's also one of my favourites. I really loved all the two parters (the Cybermen, The Impossible Planet, Doomsday), and I think all the other single parts are very solid episodes. I think it's a bit unfairly dismissed because it has some of the worst episodes, but I believe everything else in the series far outweighs them.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:13
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Series 5 by far for me, loved Series 4 also but it had too many off moments and I wasn't a fan of the last two episodes whereas Series 5 has the best series finale so far imo.

I would rank them:
Series 5
Series 4
Series 6
Series 1
Series 7 (could rise depending on next week, if it was just the first half it would be 3rd.)
Series 3
Series 2
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:30
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Voted 5, but 4 (a lot to do with Catherine Tate and the Cribmeister,as only I call him) is a v close second; 6 gets the bronze.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:32
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Series 4 all the way.
Not a fan of series 5 at all, nothing special about it in hindsight.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:41
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Is no-one a fan of Series 3?
Series 3 would be my second favourite. Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, the Dalek two-parter and the Lazarus Experiment are all decent, but the second half has quite possibly the strongest run of episodes ever.
I loved 42 even if it isn't that popular, but Human Nature, Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia are New Who at its finest. The Sound of Drums was pretty good too. Last of the Time Lords could have been much better than it was, but it still wasn't bad.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:46
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Series 4 is my personal least favourite
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:48
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Is no-one a fan of Series 3?
Series 3 would be my second favourite. Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, the Dalek two-parter and the Lazarus Experiment are all decent, but the second half has quite possibly the strongest run of episodes ever.
I loved 42 even if it isn't that popular, but Human Nature, Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia are New Who at its finest. The Sound of Drums was pretty good too. Last of the Time Lords could have been much better than it was, but it still wasn't bad.
Well for me it only just edges series 2 mainly for as you say the lattter bunch of episodes post-42 for me really...martha wasnt a massive pull factor for me across series 3....but it hit its stride with the Family Of Blood/Human Nature two parter, Blink, Utopia (my fave episode of series 3) the finale two parter was good and had an epic feel to it but it was very limp i felt too.

so for me series 2 and 3 are at the bottom.
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:49
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Series 4 is my personal least favourite
Shows the variation of the fanbase As i say series 4 is currently my third favourite (series 7 may overtake come the finale and rewatching it all from start to end)
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Old 12-05-2013, 15:55
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Series 4 is my personal least favourite
What Josh Pinder said. Also, while it's one of my favories a lot of people are quoting Turn Left and the last few episodes as teh reasons, personally I hated Turn Left and wasn't that fond of Stolen Earth/Journey's End, but I loved most of the other stories in it as well as DT/CT chemistry and IMO the best NuWho companion in Donna.

As for series 3, well it was extremely uneven for me. Martha's character got ruined due to the lovey dovey stuff for me, and all the crying over Rose made me cringe. Human Nature/Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia were brilliant but all the other stories were average to below average for me. Last of the Time Lords had a lot of promise on which it failed to deliver, but still loved the ending.
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:00
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What Josh Pinder said. Also, while it's one of my favories a lot of people are quoting Turn Left and the last few episodes as teh reasons, personally I hated Turn Left and wasn't that fond of Stolen Earth/Journey's End, but I loved most of the other stories in it as well as DT/CT chemistry and IMO the best NuWho companion in Donna.

As for series 3, well it was extremely uneven for me. Martha's character got ruined due to the lovey dovey stuff for me, and all the crying over Rose made me cringe. Human Nature/Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia were brilliant but all the other stories were average to below average for me. Last of the Time Lords had a lot of promise on which it failed to deliver, but still loved the ending.
Cheers

it has been something i always found with RTD era series....the divide of styles acros each one...like the first 7 episodes were more focused on the fun dynamic and the latter 6 episodes cranked it up a bit with a finale that summarised to a mixed effect every single time really.

Whereas i felt with series 5 and 6 we had a finale based on the strength of the characters and the power of the acting in two different ways.....Series 5 had an intimate display and actually id end the universe at the same time....series 6 had timelines clashed and such an epic apocalyptic feel around it summarised in 45 minutes which i also loved too. And series 7 looks set to be something very different too.
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:01
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1. Series 6

2. Series 7 (a very close second, I don't get the negativity, I'm loving it)

3. Series 5

4. Series 4 (for me definitely RTD's best, but still rather overrated)

5. Series 1

6. Series 3 (for me this series was not great, but was redeemed by the brilliant "Blink" and "Human Nature/Family of Blood")

7. Series 2 (I found this series utterly dire)
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:08
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4 followed closely by 3, small gap to 2 then 1 and 7, with a huge gaping chasm to 5 and 6 which were equally poor IMO......
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:12
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4
3
2
5
1
6
7

For me. Most of the series are really quite close together in my estimation, but series 7 is a long way behind the others for me at the moment. Not entirely sure why.
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:14
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1. Series 6

2. Series 7 (a very close second, I don't get the negativity, I'm loving it)

3. Series 5

4. Series 4 (for me definitely RTD's best, but still rather overrated)

5. Series 1

6. Series 3 (for me this series was not great, but was redeemed by the brilliant "Blink" and "Human Nature/Family of Blood")

7. Series 2 (I found this series utterly dire)
wow the same for the same reasons...cool man
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