Getting to Know Who - Series 1, Episode 1: Rose has an excellent episode guide called "Getting To Know Who". This is the bit they wrote about ‘Rose’:

Why it’s worth a watch

As “jumping on” points go, there are few better than Rose. It manages to reset the series perfectly for a new audience – the arrival of a new Doctor that doesn’t get bogged down in the complex business of regeneration, and (even more importantly) introducing a new companion, who we care about and whose life of “alarm-work-home-repeat” we can all relate to. There’s bags of action and running around, but this time it’s supplemented by modern (at the time) CGI. Balanced against this are moments of great stillness, like the Key Quote, above, and tonnes of comedy – mainly from the phenomenal Jackie Tyler, but also, perhaps surprisingly, from Christopher Ecceleston’s grinning Doctor. When Rose finally dashes into the TARDIS at the end, none of us can wait to join her…

You should click through for the whole thing.

Oops, it’s that Neil Cross again. I said he’d be back. In truth, fans of dull facts will be fascinated to know, this was Neil’s first script for the show and the reason we got him back so fast. He wanted to do a spooky ghost story and nailed it on his first draft. This is proper, scary Doctor Who, full of surprises and twists, and — unexpectedly — a rather gorgeous love story. Or two, maybe…

The fact is you can’t beat a haunted house, and in this show we’re delivering one of the very best.
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