I downloaded the first two episodes of the new Doctor Who. I have to say, I quite enjoyed them. I think am becoming a fan of the series. It is a lot better than the original series. I only ever watched the first series a couple of times and I was quite little but I didn't think it was very good at all.
The new series is still pretty cheesey in a late 70's early 80's sort of way, but they make up for it with good special effects (especially when you remember how bad the effects from the old series were).
In anycase, if you have cable and a free hour when it comes on, if it even is playing in places other than the BBC I recommend that you watch at least one episode.