Agrajag wrote:I definitely prefer "not completely silly" which is different than "serious".
I prefer this as well, but the ratio of silliness/over-the-top-heroism vs. serious moments was too often tilted to the former. This made the endings a refreshing change for me. Then again, I watched Eccelston and Tennant in one foul-swoop of three months rather than waiting a week (or in some case, months) to see a new episode. Waiting a few months to see the next special and finding it to be another depressing one could definitely dampen the veiwers' experience.
A good example, I think, of balancing the funny with not-too-heavy seriousness would be "The Girl In The Fire Place," although perhaps with a little happier of an ending.