I haven't watched it yet but my son said he thought it was 'too dark' for a younger audience
I thought Peter Capaldi was great in 'The Hour' but I can't help but think he's too old for this part now fans have got used to much younger 'Doctors'
But then I thought Matt Smith would be a dismal failure!!!
Have you seen Peter Capaldi in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
? There he plays the Angel Islington, really good performance and a super show.
I'm more objecting to the writing than the acting in this pilot episode. I think some of the Matt Smith / David Tennant episodes were also very dark, but usually had a little humour for comic relief. My husband, of course, is saying, "But there was
humour! You were asleep
!" ...nothing that made me smile in the first half hour though. Didn't help Dr Who was staggering around with post-regeneration amnesia.
Well, a pilot is only a pilot. I actually hated the pilot of Breaking Bad
, it was so full of cliches, but am glad I persisted with that series...
Matt Smith, that really worked, didn't it?