Do Yourself A Favor: Let Matt Smith Be Your Doctor Who

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doctor who matt smithWhen it was announced that David Tennant was leaving Doctor Who I was the first to stand up and shout that for me, there’d never be another Doctor. His last episode as the character ripped my heart out and stomped on it. Watching Tennant’s Doctor die was one of the most gut-wrenching television moments of my life. For me there will never be another Doctor. Tennant will always be the only Doctor; he’ll always be my Doctor.

But tonight, against my better judgement, I forced myself to sit down and watch this other guy. His name is Matt Smith and he’s bravely stepped into Tennant’s very big Tardis. He’ll never be Tennant and though I feel like a traitor admitting it, here’s the truth about this new Doctor: He’s the next best thing.

Matt Smith flew onto my screen tonight with the kind of energy and excitement and lust for life that in the past I’d only ever really seen in Tennant. He channeled David better than I’d ever imagined anyone else could. As time rolls on he’s sure to develop more of his own personality but as a place to start, that’s a pretty good one.