Doctor Who has just started it's 9th season of the new series. I'm a big an of the show, and am excited about this season.http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5622553/Doctor_Who_article_story_large.jpg
I think Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are the best combination yet. Season 8 was OK but marred by what was frankly terrible plots and cheap gag-joke writing. With them the show has veered out of sci-fi/fantasy to become fantasy/sci-fi. Which I don't like very much.
I think they are doing this because the show has reached huge audiences and successes, they're becoming careful not to over reach. Season 8 was mostly set in the past, for the same reason - It's cheaper and easier to do well compared to a futuristic episode.
The amount of times "the power of love" has saved the day recently has becoming embarrassing. I hope they tighten that up a bit.
I have't seen the season premier yet, as I'm half way through sense8 (more on that later) but will post my take on it soon.
I recently watched sense8 - if you can get over the overt homosexuality it's actually pretty interesting.
Personally I feel social acceptance is human evolution which is all good but glee basically tried so hard to force the point it had the opposite affect of its intentions. It's shows like this that create prejudice.