Orac Zen wrote:
Acting often seems to be one of those things that's very much in the eye of the beholder. I, for example, am always astonished whenever someone claims that Tennant can act - I think he's dreadful, with all that bug-eyed, manic flapping about. But to each their own.
Tennant isn't a very good actor and gets by a lot on his looks to be sure, but a lot of the blame for the OTT-ness lies with Russell T. Davies.
RTD pretty much assassinated Tennant's reputation and legacy in fandom with the 2009 specials.