I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way about the Chris Eccleston's portrayal of the Ninth Doctor—although there is an argument to be made that the Ninth Doctor was fresh out of the Time War, and was therefore still getting used to being the Doctor again.

I watched Rose again recently with my six-year-old, and it’s sometimes tempting to wonder whether we’ve been more forgiving of that opening episode – of the series in general – than we would have been if it was in the middle of a Doctor’s run. How many of the shortcomings went unnoticed simply because it was Doctor Who, and it was back? Does it matter? I’d suggest it probably doesn’t, except when you line up all the Doctors in a row, whereupon Eccleston is the one that always sticks out like a sore thumb.

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