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Ranking the Doctor Who Seasons

Here it is. I’ve planned to do this after I finished Doctor Who season 9, and I finally did it.

Special Note: All Specials will be their own season, and I will separate half seasons.

12: Season 2

Oh, Season 2… it had blossomed at the end, but the beginning (except for the werewolf, “The Girl in the Fireplace” and the Sarah Jane episode) was ridiculously bad. The finale had one great moment and that was the “end” of Rose, who is really overrated. But it did introduce the Ood in a brilliant way, and we got the devil as the monster. While the fanbase hates “The Idiot’s Lantern”, and “Fear Her”, I always defend those, but had it been in a later season, it wouldn’t be hated. I truly think it’s disliked is because it’s in a bad season. I will also say, the worst premiere of any season ever. Best part: The Ood double-header Worst Part: “New Earth”

11. Season 1

I’m happy I started Doctor Who at Season 1, because if I had caught on somewhere else and decide to go back, I would have quit at the Green farters. Season 1 was not very good, but it has gems in “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances”, the finale, “Dalek” and “The Unquiet Dead”. But it had big failures in “Rose” which wasn’t a very good pilot, “The Long Game” which I consider a bottom episode of Doctor Who, “Aliens of London/World War Three”. Those three episodes poorness over-power how good the four episodes I mentioned before. The best thing of the season was the storyline of “Bad Wolf”, but the worst (by far) was Adam Mitchell.

10. The Specials

I’m talking about every Christmas Special, the specials in between seasons 4 and 5 and the specials in between 7 and 8.

The only reasons that it’s not the bottom two is because “Water of Mars” was a special, “The Christmas Invasion” was good, and “Last Christmas”. Also, the 50th anniversary episode.

Let’s start at the beginning. “The Christmas Invasion” is a fun episode. But then came “The Runaway Bride”. This was one the first episodes I watched, and I didn’t like it at all. And then “Voyage of the Damned”… maybe one of the worst episodes ever. “The Next Doctor” honestly fell flat. “End of Time” wasn’t too good. Nor was “A Christmas Carol”. I refuse to talk about “The Doctor, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. “The Snowmen” was… okay. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, not great…  but then came “Last Christmas”. Possibly a top 10 episode of Doctor Who revived. “The Husbands of River Song” fell flat.

Then the non-Christmas specials in “The Planet of the Dead”, “The Water of Mars” and “The Time of the Doctor”.

“Planet of the Dead” was a great episode, but not perfect. “The Water of Mars” is a brilliant episode, the only one of these episodes I’m willing to put into my top 5 episodes. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, but slightly overrated. It’s not the greatest ever Doctor Who.

Best part: “The Water of Mars”. Worst part: uhhh… “The Doctor, The Witch and the Wardrobe” or “Voyage of the Damned”.

9. Season 3

Season 3 is like season 1. A season with a lot of gold, but the poor performances of two stories weighs the season down a lot. The two stories are “Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks” which is without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Then came “The Lazarus Experiment”. Something that I will say about “Blink” is that it’s incredibly overrated. There I said it. On a first watch, “Blink” is really good. If you have one shot to get someone into Doctor Who, show them “Blink”. But on repeat watches, it’s not brilliant at all, whatsoever.

But there’s a lot of great iconic episodes. “The Shakespeare Code “Girdlock” and “42” are three episodes which were incredible episodes but everyone forgets. Then we get to another good episode in “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” which is solid. Also, a good premiere in “Smith and Jones”. And in my opinion, I like three-part episodes, and “Utopia/ The Sound of the Drums/ Last of the Time Lords” is a big reason why.

Best part: “42”.

Worst Part: the Daleks

 

8. Season 8

I’m shocked Season 8 is not at the bottom, knowing I almost quit watching after this season, but here is, beating specials and the first three seasons.

It was half good, and half bad. The good half was “Into the Dalek” a good idea that actually worked, “Listen” (the best post-Tennant episode), “Time Heist” a big mind blower, “Kill the Moon” which was a polarizing episode, but it was really good by itself, “Mummy on the Orient Express” a solid action filler episode and “In The Forest of the Night” which is an episode I’ll defend a lot.

But the bad stuff were all ideas that were tried, but didn’t work. Like “Deep Breath”, “The Caretaker”, and “Flatline”. Then the bad stuff that would never work, “Deep Water/Death in Heaven”, and “Robot of Sherwood”.

Best Part: “Listen”

Worst Part: “Flatline”

 

NOTE: The gap between 8 and 7 is a really big gap.

 

7. Season 7 Pt. 1

Started out in an insane way with the Daleks, but QUIT BRINGING BACK DALEKS! “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” fell flat, as did “The Angels Take Manhattan”. It’s so far down because (SPOILERS) Amy & Rory died. Despite “The Town Called Mercy” was so brilliant, and “The Power of Three” was a really fun episode.

Best Part: The Power of Three

Worst Part: Dinosaurs

 

6. Season 6 Pt. 2

It had a interesting start with “Let’s Kill Hitler”, but then “Night Terrors” came, and it was great. “The Girl Who Waited” was good, not great, very overrated. Then came “The God Complex” which was so much fun to watch. “Closing Time” had Cybermen.. moving on. Then the finale fell flat.

Best Part: “Night Terrors”

Worst Part: The Teselecta

 

5. Season 6 Pt. 1

I will say it had a great beginning (“The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of the Moon”) and ending (“A Good Man Goes to War”). “The Doctor’s Wife” was really overrated, but still good. But “The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People” was really good. Had “Curse of the Black Spot” had been left in the original spot and “Night Terrors” the original episode 3 was switched, this would be in the top 5. “Curse of the Black Spot” just sucked.

Best Part: “The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon”

Worst Part: “Curse of the Black Spot”

 

4. Season 7 Pt. 2

“The Bells of Saint John” fell flat a lot, not a good episode at all. But then we had a legendary episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” which was a great episode to me. And then “Cold War” *head drops*. I hated “Cold War” after two watches. “Hide” was a really good episode. “Journey in the Centre of the TARDIS” is like “Cold War”. But”The Crimson Horror” was a great episode. “Nightmare in Silver” was a great experiment that works. Then “The Name of the Doctor” was mind-blowing.

Best Part: The end of “Rings of Akhaten”

Worst Part: “Cold War” or “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”.

 

3. Season 9

The premiere (“The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar”) was solid. Then came “Under the Lake/Before the Flood” which was fantastic, and a deaf girl, even more fantastic. Then came “The Girl who Died” which was good. “The Woman who Lived” was not very good at all. “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” was so much fun to watch. Choices on “Doctor Who” always make me interested. Then came “Sleep No More”, depending on who you talk to, it’s an experiment that worked/ didn’t work. I think it worked. “Face the Raven” was not good. At all. Fight with me on the comments below. Go for it. But then came “Heaven Sent” what a brilliant episode. “Hell Bent” made no sense.

Best Part: “Zygon Inversion” or “Before the Flood” or “Heaven Sent”

Worst Part: “Face the Raven”

 

 

2. Season 5

After a long break, they came back with a bang. “The Eleventh Hour” was incredible. Then we have some episodes that people don’t talk about in “The Beast Below”, “Victory of the Daleks”. Then the Weeping Angels! Then comes the vampires… not too bad, pretty brilliant. “Amy’s Choice” is never spoken about ever. Then the Silurians double header was great, and iconic. Then we have Vincent Van Gogh who was great, and then “The Lodger” was good, not great, and then the finale… Just woooow.

Best Part: The Silurians

Worst Part: “The Lodger”

  1. Season 4

The funniest premiere in “Prisoners in Crime”, a average/good episode in “Fires of Pompeii”, “Planet of the Ood” was a great episode. The Sonartan double-header wasn’t too good, but it wasn’t bad. “The Doctor’s Daughter” is brilliant, as is “Unicorn and the Wasp”. Then the beginning of River Song. Then the greatest episode in “Midnight”. Then the finale, where everyone returns.

Best Part: “Midnight”! 🙂

Worst Part: … none of the episodes were bad. so… uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the Sonartan double header.

 

Summary:

  1. Season 4
  2. Season 5
  3. Season 9
  4. Season 7 Pt. 2
  5. Season 6 Pt. 1
  6. Season 6 Pt. 2
  7. Season 7 Pt. 1
  8. Season 8
  9. Season 3
  10. Specials
  11. Season 1
  12. Season 2

 

 

Feel free to comment about how wrong I am.

 

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