I think the Eleventh hour nearly put me off watching the rest of the series with the new Doctor, but I couldn't resist the Saturday feeling not watching one of my favourite TV Programmes, the 2nd episode began to brighten the series abit, and then Episode 3 - OH LORD!! just brilliant!
the first episode of the series, "The Eleventh Hour" is just fantastic and just a great way to introduce the new doctor and his new companion. However the second episode, "The Beast Below" is far from perfect as there didnt seem to be much of a story. The third episode " The Victory Of The Daleks" was a decent episode which saw the return of the daleks with a new design. Overall I would give ep 1: 9/10, ep 2: 6/10, ep 3: 7/10. Oh and finally, did any one notice the episodes getting shorter? episodes 2 & 3 on this dvd are 41 minutes long, missing 4 minutes of adrenaline fuelled adventure!
The first three episodes are a great introduction to a new Doctor and a new series of adventures. The new Doctor is pitch perfect in the lead, and the episodes are a lot of fun. Some quibble about some 'inappropriate' adult humour or sexuality, yet when in RTD's run there a number of similar references, no-one complained. The new opening theme take some getting used to.
My only quibble about the DVD releases are that for some reason they have cut the 'next time' episode trailers out completely, so what you're getting isn't quite the complete un-edited originally aired version. This is a little jarring, as the next week epsiode trailers are a lot of fun and usually a good teaser. Hopefully these'll be on the full season box set, should they decide to release one (I imagine they will).