I've watched the first 5 episodes of series 5. The Eleventh Hour was a good introduction to the 11th Doctor and his new companion. There were a few funny moments here and there, and his final talk with the aliens to get them to leave was awesome. Amy seems like an interesting companion. I am kind of wondering why the TARDIS blew up and had to fix itself at the end of the last episode/beginning of this one. I get the real life reason (an excuse to change sets) but it wasn't like the 10th's regeneration to the 11th Doctor was any more volatile than the 9th Doctor's regeneration into the 10th. Still, I can over look that. I liked how it was revealed that he came back the day before her wedding. Overall this is a good way to start the season. Next up was The Beast Below. I enjoyed this episode. The weird head spinning people weren't explained very well, but it wasn't a huge deal. I thought the revelation about the space whale was interesting, as was the fact that even after being tortured it still wanted to carry the country. The Doctor's little speech about the options before Amy figured out what to do was pretty good, too. The next episode was Victory of the Daleks. I liked the WWII setting, and the Daleks definitely needed something new to happen with them. I don't know if color coded Daleks was a great idea, I'd prefer a more metallic grey color, but its not a huge deal. I know they're implying that the cracks in space/time are what make Amy not already know Daleks, but while that plot point is interesting its also kind of a lame way to get a companion who has no knowledge of the Daleks. The fight scene with the space flying airplanes was pretty cool. Overall, this was another enjoyable episode. Finally, there is The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone. This was an awesome two part story. The weeping angels are back, and this time they're used more to their full potential and we get to see The Doctor go against them. They were really creepy, and I hope we see them again. River was back for this episode, and she was pretty good. I really hope the person she killed doesn't turn out to be The Doctor. The gimmick of The Doctor always meeting her at different points is pretty interesting still. The only flaw in this story was the stupid "seduction" scene at the end. It was just goofy, and honestly pretty out of nowhere. Although, that said, for a guy who has been in love with at least one companion already, it seemed to me that The Doctor was trying to imply that he could never have feelings for a human, which is a lie, even if he doesn't have feelings for Amy. Still, it was just a brief stupid moment in a great story. I like the 11th Doctor so far, although I don't think he'll beat the 9th, 4th and 10th Doctors. He's had some good goofy and serious moments, although he could probably stand to have a bit fewer goofy moments. I did like the scene in the two parter where River starts driving the TARDIS and The Doctor doesn't like her more smooth way of driving, complaining about the stabilizers being boring and preferring to hear the normal TARDIS noise, which is apparently caused by leaving the brakes on Amy's been a good companion so far, outside of the stupid seduction. I get what they're going with, its probably less about her wanting to screw The Doctor then it is about her being nervous before her weddingl, but it was still a stupid scene. Overall, Series 5 is off to a very good start.