5 Reasons the Tenth Doctor Wasn’t All That Incredible:Doctor Who
3. The Curse of The Time Lords
People call Eleven emo. However, by the Sash of Rassilon, Ten just never let up with the existential tension. It was mostly “The curse of the Time Lords” this and “I’m alone in the universe.” Ironically, he is the only advanced Doctor who really gets the opportunity to meet other Time Lords outside of “Day of the Doctor”. To put it plainly, he was an Anne Rice vampire.
It never seemed like he appreciated having the ability to travel through all of space and time doing whatever he wanted to. He felt burdened in doing it. This makes me wonder if he would have been more content stuck on Earth like Three working with UNIT or something.
2. He Never Has a Plan
Can you name an example of a great plan in a Tenth Doctor episode? There isn’t one. There’s never a minute similar to the one you get with Eleven where you understand that he’s been playing a misdirecting game the entire time. Matt Smith’s Doctor was a Machiavellian cheat, while Eccleston’s Doctor approached circumstances like a soldier surveying the circumstances and responding accordingly.
However, Ten mostly pretends to be tipsy or silly or clumsy, pushes many buttons and flee from the blast. He shares a M.O. with Bugs Bunny. His natural wit and quick thinking usually saves the day. Nevertheless, it’s never planned that way.