Okay, so as a David Tennant fangirl, I was expecting to be disappointed. I expected wrongly! Matt Smith was wonderful, just the right amount of swagger, the right amount of cheekiness, menace when confronting encroaching aliens, and is surprisingly fit, even wearing a bow tie.
The writing was on par, the action swift and engrossing. The baddie was ugly, the flying eyeball was awesome in it's weirdness.
Amelia Pond actress Karen Gillan) is gorgeous, feisty and....well.....yeah. I liked her though, she is on course to be an awesome sidekick, and the story of how she waited for 14 years for the Dr was touching without being maudlin and spew inducingly sickly.
The wedding trope is nothing new though, I guess it's meant to add a bit of will they wont they suggestion to the doctor sidekick relationship.
Best line of the show "I AM a mad man with a box."