Series 2 was always going to face problems before it was released. Would the writing continue at such a high standard? Would David Tennant be any good as The Doctor? Would the return of the Cybermen be a good idea?
Thankfully the answer is yes to all three as, not only did the series continue with some brilliantly life affirming stories, it also tugged the heart strings during a generally memorable climax to the series. Tennant not only settles into his role, but actually infuses it with enthusiasm and a genuine sense of charm. You WANT to be on that Tardis with him and Rose and you SO WANT the two of them to stay together forever. Tennant is surely on his way to being the best Doctor of the all (And I'm a die hard Tom Baker fan)!
Billie also settles into the character of Rose, after some awkward moments in series one, and overall the thirteen episodes are just, as the Doctor would say "brilliant!"
High points are "The girl in the fireplace", "School reunion", "Tooth and claw" and the double parter at the end... And if your not excited by the prospect of who flies out of the sphere at the end of episode twelve... Then I just dont know!!!!
All in all a brilliant show, with a brilliant cast and quite simply one of the best writers, Russel T Davies, at a career high.
So sit back, enjoy the ride and remember, whatever happens in the future of the series, television CAN be this good in a modern day of throwaway programmes and a deluge of imports! Long live the Doctor!