|Aubrey the Malformed|
I'm sure it would, but on the other hand I'm not going to force myself to watch something I don't really like. I guess it's a Marmite thing - you either like it or you don't. I'll give the next episode a go (on iPlayer) and see what I think.
That said, I think the main issue, on reflection, is the format of 50 minute episodes, so a story has to crammed into about half the time that a story under the 4 25 minute episodes format old serial format provided. It all seems very rushed, people run around a lot, and then there's a rushed, implausible climactic scene, and then at the end there's a bit cod-heavy emotion about something or other (this time the regeneration, but someone always has a moan about something). It's all over before you'd half-way through a old serial.
Not, of course, that old Who was always great - the later stuff was famously duff and even during the classic period they had plenty of less memorable stories (which unreliable memory tends to edit out). But at least there was time to develop the story a bit more.
I can't be the only one who remembers the old Who here - is there anyone else who has a view on this?