Post your thoughts as you go, if you like! I always enjoy reading what people about individual episodes. As I went through the series, I went back and read the old posts about episodes as they aired.
Well okay. I just watched "Vincent and the Doctor", which I kind of already knew about, especially the touching bit at the end, because literally everyone loves the touching bit at the end so I've seen it referenced all over the place. It was indeed touching! Bill Nighy was a fun cameo, and the guy playing Van Gogh was great.
Let's see, before that was "Cold Blood", and it's always fun when they're obviously putting some spin on a race seen in the old show to explain the difference in effects - at least I'm assuming that's what the masks on the reptile-people race are about. Speaking of effects, they're actually kind of pretty decent by this point? Which is a new development in BBC SF I've watched. I assume the whole Rory being erased from existence
thing we'll be coming back to fairly soon, as I'm pretty sure I've seen clips of him that I haven't got to yet...
Before that, "Amy's Choice" was a bit of an odd one. It's obvious to viewers which "dream" has to be the right choice, since only one is plausible for this point in the overall plot (nevermind the final twist). Still, it mostly exists to be a character interaction piece, and that succeeded well enough.
"The Vampires of Venice" was pretty silly. Which is not a criticism.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this is about the point at which I've become totally accustomed to Matt Smith as really being The Doctor (though obviously I'm not making any personal fave calls as I've still seen way more of Tennant than anyone else yet).