The Mirrorball Man wrote:
About Martha... I find it odd that more people can't sympathize with a story about unrequited love. I thought that was a rather common human experience.
Oh it is, it was just the way it was handled. Plus, as far as I'm concerned, Freema isn't a great actress, but beyond that, and probably more importantly, she hasn't the screen presence needed to compete with the likes of Tennant/Barrowman who eat up the screen. Too often she just blended into the background in a way that none of the other nu companions have.
Odd really that in many ways she had the best exit of any nu Who companion, in that finally someone walked away from the Doctor rather than having to be torn away from him because she (and he) wanted to travel with him for-evah!!