I think Matt plays the Doctor just fine. I think the episodes move too quickly, though. They are too action packed. There's very little time for conversation, reflection. I feel like every episode is rushed and it doesn't give Matt a chance to play the doctor any other way but crazy hyper. I need a calmer doctor. Amy is a bit on the irritating side, too. I actually liked her kid character better. Still, I'm glued to the tv every saturday and am thrilled to have BBC America where I can actually see the episodes and not wait until they come out on DVD.
I think it was like that because we are essentially starting with a huge story arc...imagine if they had given away who actually is behind all of it and who River Song really is! Wow....that would have been an ear/eyefull!! Whew!! I liked the quick paced action packed series!! Kept me excited!! I think we'll see a slower pace with series 6...maybe! I think it just portrays the madness that is this Doctor.
My dad and I have drawn a lot of parallels between Matt Smith and the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton. He's a bit of a hyperactive buffoon, keen on bow-ties, weird habits, young Scottish companion. A lot of the the plots in this latest series contain echoes of long lost Troughton episodes that the BBC carelessly destroyed back before production companies kept their archives.
yea, he's a lot like Troughton...In fact, I think he got a lot of traits from him and Einstein. I love the hyper gestures and weird habits....like the wringing of his hands! and the awesome stares he gives people! I love both doctors!