Doctor Who: 12 Reasons To Love The Twelfth Doctor
He's only been with us five minutes but already we are smitten.
Series 8 is finally upon us, and it heralds the triumphant appearance of a new Doctor. Despite the new face, it's still obvious that number 12 is the same man we've all come to know and love over the last 50 years. One of the highlights of a regeneration episode is to see what the new incarnation is like, what his likes and dislikes are, but at the same time waiting for that one defining moment where is no doubt in mind that the essence of the Doctor hasn't changed at all. This is crucial when introducing a new Doctor, but when it's played correctly, the audience comes to love his new self for being the same but also different. The Twelfth Doctor's introduction in Deep Breath is a prime example of this principle. He was new; he was muddled; he was undeniably Scottishbut by the end of the episode, there was no doubt he was still the Doctor, just with a different personality. It's normal for a new Doctor to develop a new set of quirks after a regeneration, and the Twelfth Doctor was definitely no exception. And, as it should be, these new quirks just serve to endear him to us all the more. Here, then, are 12 reasons to love the Twelfth Doctor.