I also enjoyed Cracked.com's
"primer" on Doctor Who, though it is unfairly hard on Eccleston.
Eccleston? It was unfairly hard on ALL of the actors. It's written in a personal and vindictive style. Whenever anyone questions the article, she immediately comes back with a giant bitch slap lobbied directly at the poster.
If I was unfamiliar with Doctor Who and read that article, I wouldn't even give the show a chance.