Way back in 2005 I watched the first episode of the revived Dr. Who, "Rose." At the time the episode didn't leave much of an impression on me, and so I let the new series slide. Since then, of course, the show has earned great critical acclaim and the high opinion of several of my friends, so I've given the show another try.
I'm a little over midway through the Eccleston season, and I must say I'm already won over. The show is a lot more fun that I remember, and much more ambitious than I anticipated. And perhaps most importantly, it's joyous - an important quality in an era drowning in irony and pessimism.
From what I've read, apparently the series gets even better as it moves forward in time. I can't believe it took me this long to catch up on the Doctor's adventures, and I look forward to great things to come.