Doctor Who: Every 10th Doctor Episode Ranked Worst To Best

Everyone's favourite Doctor, but did your favourite story reach number one?

Doctor Who The End of Time
BBC

The Tenth Doctor is, for many people, the definitive incarnation of the 900-year-old Time Lord. David Tennant's Doctor was charming, charismatic and dashing, with a fondness for smart suits and the immortal phrase "Allons-y" ("Let's Go", for you non-French speakers).

After only one year as the titular Time Lord he had already won over the fans, with Doctor Who Magazine readers voting him 'Best Doctor' above the usual favourite Tom Baker. So popular was Tennant that the BBC even debated axing Doctor Who when he announced his decision to quit the role.

However, despite his enduring popularity, Tennant had his fair share of naff scripts which could have done with another draft or two. For every Human Nature and Doomsday, there was an Evolution of the Daleks and Voyage of the Damned.

It speaks volumes about Tennant's devotion to the character that he managed to elevate even the most mundane of stories into a riveting adventure. Having said that, it is undeniable that even with the talent of such a leading man there is no redeeming some absolutely terrible episodes, some of which stood out like a sore thumb among the gems.

36. Fear Her

Doctor Who The End of Time
BBC

While Doctor Who episodes featuring embarrassingly awful CGI aliens or bad acting are examples of terrible episodes, sometimes having a mundane story can be the biggest crime committed. Fear Her commits this sin as it is quite simply boring from start to finish.

While the premise of humans being turned into drawings by a troubled child sounds like a potentially fun idea, the execution is as exciting as watching paint dry. Rose and the Doctor are also criminally underused throughout, just watching the action unfold and having no really effect on the outcome of the episode.

This episode also painfully tried to predict the 2012 Olympics - a full 6 years before it happened - which has aged terribly considering its numerous false predictions. From predicting that 2005 X-Factor winner, Shane Ward, would be releasing his Greatest Hits album to a completely inaccurate mock-up of the Olympic stadium, this episode is already the most dated of Nu-Who.

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