Now Really Is The Time To Buy The Single Best Ever Series Of Doctor Who

I’ve just snapped up a region free Blu-ray copy of Doctor Who‘s 2010 series, the first run of Matt Smith episodes, for the incredibly low price of $19.99, down from $89.99.

I love this particular series of the show. It was when Steven Moffat became the showrunner and Matt Smith made his debut appearance and we were blessed with The Eleventh Hour, still my favourite episode of the entire 49-and-a-bit years.

Indeed, the rest of this series was, on balance, the best time I have ever had with Who, culminating in the astonishingly zippy, surprising and smart two part climax, The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang.

But perhaps the best thing about this series is how well it works as a box-set experience. Last winter, I borrowed some DVDs of this run and gobbled them up in two days and enjoyed every minute all the more for those minutes being squished up close where they could interact with and resonate off of each other.

The final episode, The Big Bang, does a fine job of pulling all of the previous episodes together and giving them each a pay off – okay, with the exception of Amy’s Choice, but that’s brilliant on its own terms anyway. Moffat said he wanted to write one story that was a direct sequel to all of the previous stories, and that’s very nearly what he managed. It certainly makes for a beautifully cogent overall arc to the series, far smoother and more satisfying than anything he’s managed in subsequent years.

The Blu-ray set also has almost three hours of Doctor Who Confidential behind-the-scenes material, six in-picture video commentary tracks, two superb little minisodes, some outtakes, some video diaries and some sort of profile of the monsters. I can’t wait for mine to arrive so I can binge on all of the episodes again, then get stuck into this stuff.

Philip Glenister

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