Almost on par with Series 6, includes many great things, if not quite phenomenal like that. Everything feels smoother and easier to watch this series including Matt Smith.
First half is slightly better, because the second half has a few so-so episodes in Journey and Nightmare, and drops the arc halfway through - The Crimson Horror is a wasted opportunity in terms of Clara.
Journey is really a good story
but is too loud with some gratingly blunt lines. If those were fixed, it might not matter so much that it doesn't go as far with spectacle as it maybe should, now it does as it's not otherwise well-made enough.