Really surprised and actually quite impressed with the new Dr Who casting. Peter Capaldi is an amazing actor who will bring something very different to the role.
I know some people are grumbling that he won't appeal to the 9 year olds, but I think that attitude is a misreading of the wider audience. Yes, Dr Who is loved by kids and the merch is very heavily skewed towards children, but there is also a much wider audience than just children. Millions of adults love the show too, and this casting will definitely precipitate a shift in tone and style away from the goofball comedy that Matt Smith did so well.
Perhaps a more dramatic style will be welcome. it's really nice to see a casting made on the basis of acting and drama and not chasing a child/US friendly face for the toy range.
Good work Moffatt etal I think. But we are still waiting for a female Doctor.
Olivia Coleman and Maxine Peake would be amazing.