Bally good opening episode! I liked how they handled the introduction of Amy Pond. I do think she'll make the most interesting assistant yet with her eccentricities almost matching the Doctor's. It also helps that she is quite attractive in a quirky way. Matt Smith has a lot of boyish charm and youth energy. His carefree attitude is refreshing after Tennant's Doctor seemed to have weight of the universe on his shoulders in his last few outings. The episode itself was enjoyable. Wasn't the most amazing plot, but it did the job of introducing the characters and letting us get to know the Doctor. Did have some great sequences and for me, the Doctor running around a little English village is quintessential Who. Spoiler I loved the fire engine scene - when Amy receives the text to same duck and the ladder crashes though the window. A very playful scene. The clips of future episodes hold some very promising looking stuff, I think this will be a season well worth watching.