Don’t get me wrong. I love the Tenth Doctor. I cherish every one of the Doctors. His sole competitor for the number one spot is Tom Baker, who figured out how to be the universally adored Doctor for over three decades. However, that acclaim has constantly puzzled me, particularly as I go back re-watch the series. Ten is great, but is he is truly incredible? I don’t think so and here’s why…..
5. He is Very Pompous
This isn’t easy to catch during introductory viewings. As it is, Nine alludes to mankind as “stupid apes” and one of Eleven’s most irritating qualities is the way he goes on about how clever he is. Yet, it’s not what Ten says, but rather what he does.
In practically every circumstance he feels that no other individual has anything beneficial to add to the solution. He gives out tasks constantly, yet he seldom takes advice from his companions. Furthermore, when he gets supportive guidance, he responds with the kind of energy I show my kid after she gives me the same photo of a house and tree she’s painted a hundred times.
4. He Treats His Companions as Throwaway
Ten is a serial monogamist. In three seasons, he has had three intense relationships with three different ladies. None of these survive as an essential companion past their thirteenth episode. He abandons one in an alternate dimension, breaks the heart of another and deletes himself from the memory of third. Those initial few runs are magical and stunning. However, by mid-season he generally appears as though he’s attempting to figure out how to escape the relationship. Contrasted with the healthy way Eleven communicates with the Pond family Ten can simply be mean.