Doctor Who returns to television, or DVD in this case, and we are in for a real treat.
I was a metaphorical virgin when it came to Doctor Who, i have never seen any of the old serials so this is from a completely neutral and unbiased stand point, and i enjoyed every second of this series.
Yes it is cheesy, yes some of the special effects are pretty pants, but do you have fun? Yes. By the bucket-load. From the first introduction of The Doctor "Run for your life!" to his cheeky farewell "You were fantastic... and so was I" Chistopher Eccleston has you captivated, The Doctor is clever, witty, cocky and at times even scary. Eccleston has a large emotional range, jokily explaining the Autons in the first episode to being full of fear when faced with the menacing Daleks. Billie Piper also brings alot to the show, giving the perfect verbal sparring partner to Eccleston. The two have excellent chemistry and are very entertaining to watch.
Each episode brings a new villain or situation that The Doctor must solve, some ideas are admittedly better than others (Aliens infiltrating Downing Street being a particular highlight) but each episode brings something new and different to the table.
Supplementing each episode is a commentary track providing interesting insight into the acting and other things. The real meat of the special features is CONFIDENTIAL, a set of 13 documentarys, one for each episode, narrated by Simon Pegg, with interviews from the cast and crew and fun factoids on how the fans reacted and how the creatures were created. Definately worth a watch.
Although some episodes stand out in front of others, the sheer entertainment granted from the package of a whole is more than enough to sway the score towards the might 5/5. Personally i would have given 4.5 but i'm rounding up as i am a fan of this series.
Now for a quick run down of the episodes. (tl;dr sorry)
1. Rose - 4/5
2. The End Of The World - 4/5
3. The Unquiet Dead - 4/5
4. Aliens Of London - 4.5/5
5. World War Three - 4/5
6. Dalek - 5/5
7. The Long Game - 3/5
8. Father's Day - 5/5
9. The Empty Child - 5/5
10. The Doctor Dances - 5/5
11. Boom Town - 3/5
12. Bad Wolf - 4/5
13. The Parting Of The Ways - 5/5