How can you express an opinion without knowing whether I have watched it?
It so happens I watched an episode a week or two back after a gap lasting from the first episodes which I watched with my children.
I thought it had got worse rather than better. The dialogue was stilted. The doctor's 'eccentricities' unconvincing, the story was feeble in the extreme. They have clearly run out of any new and original plots to present. As to the present 'Doctor' I thought he was more concerned with projecting his own personality than adding conviction to the story line.
A child might be convinced by it, but it now carries so much baggage from its History
- e.g. what is a time lord, why the Tardis is bigger inside than outside, what a police box is or a sonic screwdriver - that this might prove too incomprehensible to be acceptable even to a new viewer.
The sad truth is that you can really only get so many episodes from an idea. Once you exceed a certain point it turns inevitably into something resembling a soap. It is clear that the good doctor has now reached this sad stage.
You will note that I have not referred even once to either Birkenhead Library or Birkenhead Central station in my critique.