Fuckin brilliant. This is definitely going to be the season to get me fully on-board with the Doc. I love Capaldi in the few things I've seen him in and he's always been one of those actors that I really like but rarely see. Just the same, I've always only kind of been interested in the series, but god damn it all, I COULD NOT get pass the cheese-factor and the effects; on top of that, no one on the show made me want to watch it enough. I enjoyed the couple episodes I saw of Smith, and I really do like him, but it couldn't overrule the other factors for me. Now, with technology the way it is, and the actor being of fine choice, I'm on board. I really enjoyed this episode despite it being a bit flat. I'm one that doesn't judge a show by it's pilot though.
I know little to nothing about Doctor Who as a whole, but I'm ready to jump into it and hopefully I'll slowly open up to past seasons, but somehow I doubt it. I'd just love to dive in now and hopefully they'll get better and better for me. But yeah, Capaldi FTW. When I was watching Smith, I liked how quirky the Doctor was and apparently that's a staple of the character, but (OF COURSE) I'm the type that'd love a dark quirkiness...something on the fringe, that's funny, but also...he could obliterate you at any moment. Capaldi has that in spades and I FOOKIN' LOVE IT.