I thought the episode boring, especially the first half. I watched this episode to see if it would renew my interest. I don’t know if she is frenetic, more serious, as we didn’t get too much screen time. The writing was too heavy on needless exposition. The Doctor’s appearance was fairly limited and seemed crafted to hit on the bullet points of the Doctor’s modern characterization more than anything.
I rolled my eyes at the Doctor’s knife PSA.
What I saw of this Doctor didn’t annoy me but I’d have to see more about what direction they’re going in.
There was something nice about the episode from a personal perspective. A friend died yesterday - she would have been 34 today - and I think she would have liked this episode. The Doctor’s speech at the end of the episode following the funeral felt almost by design.