First off, I saw most of them in Scotland-but the BBC offers free download of the episodes that last 30 days, or just watching it online for a week. However, I think you have to be in the UK- although I'm sure there is a program out there to confuse your IP adress so you can get it over here.
I feel a lot differently about watching, say Dr. Who on youtube than I do other shows. Other shows need me to watch, so I see ads, so they get revenue. The Govt. funded BBC doesn't need that.
Tennant has so far proven himself to be my favorite Doctor, followed closely by Eccleston and Tom Baker. Each of them plays/ed the manic elements of the Doctor...The explanation of Eccleston's anger in "Journey's End" is appropriate and good.
I'm incredibly fond of Tennant. My favorite moment is in The Girl in the Fireplace, when he wanders in, apparently drunk off his ass, and delivers a great little monologue about the french. He plays the Doctor as 1/2 actually crazy, 1/2 guy desperately running away from his past. Tennant manages to actually play emotional, incredibly well.
Eccleston is just awesome. C'mon. The Doctor in a Leather Jacket? Seriously, all he needs is a motorcycle.
I agree. The constant "we're just friends" was getting annoying.
I really saw nothing wrong with Rose falling for the Doctor. I actually really liked the character. I saw nothing wrong with the nature of their relationship being explored-although I think Davies chickened out- BOTH times. But seriously. Why not a guy on the ship? I mean, even Sarah Jane was ret-conned into having fallen in love with the Doctor (and given that she started out with Three, thats a bit....creepy....)
The River Song thing was just...odd. Although, I think they're looking to wrap up two older plot holes-where in hell Susan came from, and how is the Doctor 1/2 human.
One thing I love about the New series is that they actually take time to look at the philosophical questions about timey-wimey balls and past and future. But-snapping the finger to open the TARDIS? That was cooool.
I can see the analog they're pushing for, but I agree it's not working as well as it should be. I'm a little tired of the writers giving The Doctor lines that indicate he's hugely egotistical, both in his appearance and his intellect.
Yes, but some of them are good. (" I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives...that was cool. Cheesy, but cool) Also, I think they're focusing more on that he doesn't just 'fall' into these situations-hes there because he's the only one who can help.
Man, I'm really turning into a Whovian aren't I? I think thats enough geekout for the moment.