Critic Consensus: Doctor Who morphs once again into an enchanting odyssey in its fifth season, spearheaded by Matt Smith's endlessly endearing incarnation of the Time Lord.
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I may be chancing my arm, but it's obvious from the off that the 11th Doctor will be up there with the greatest. Despite his youth, Matt Smith instantly embodies our ancient hero, the "mad man with a box".
Ablaze with confidence, subtly shifting from the cinematic verve of the Russell T Davies era to a quirky new flavour.
Despite the occasional misfire though, it's hard to knock Steven Moffat's remarkably assured debut as Doctor Who show runner. Season 5 mightn't have been perfect but it reinvigorated the aging time-travel format with a burst of creative energy.
Long live David Tennant, of course, but if "The Eleventh Hour" is any indication, Matt Smith is "the man," even if the Doctor promises in this episode never to use that phrase again.
Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 5
One of the best seasons of Doctor Who. With the possible exception of "Victory of The Daleks," every episode shines, with "Vincent and The Doctor" being in the race for one of the best episodes of series.
An unpleasant shock to wake up and find that this is the Doctor Who we are to be subjected to after the showrunner change.
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