I haven't seen him beyond the episode of Doctor Who he was in, but I can say so far that I like the look of him. I don't mind the thought of an older Doctor. In fact, I quite like it.
Like it, I say? But...but...how will he run? How can there be running with a 55 year old man as the Doctor??
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I'm not a classic Who fan, so I can't be like other people and remind the internet of the older Doctors from days past who got around just fine. But I can say that I don't think 55 is too old to be able to run around and have adventures. I don't think that's going to change. Mark Harmon is 62, but I happen to think Leroy Jethro Gibbs is one of the biggest badasses on TV right now.
But how can he flirt with Clara when he is old enough to be her grandfather??
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|So let me get this straight, internet...You think I'm old enough to have a 26 year old granddaughter? |
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So, in summary, I'm sure it will be fine. I've seen lots of posts on the internet at large saying he's too old, he's not cute enough, Doctor Who is going to loose the American demographic (really?), Doctor Who is going to loose the younger demographic (again, really?), etc.
This comes as no shocker, but I think people are jumping to conclusions. The internet gives us a voice to gripe about anything, and by golly we are determined to create things to gripe about because of it. But in reality, real fans will keep watching. I didn't think I'd keep watching beyond David Tennant, but Matt Smith ended up winning me over. Clearly, he won most fans over or the show would be in a lot of trouble instead of as huge as it is throughout the world. I think Peter Capaldi will do the same.
So to all the fuss on the internet about the casting choice of the new Doctor, I say:
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