First things first, I have to say I love the new credit sequence for Jodie Whittaker's era of Doctor Who, from its kaleidoscopic depth to its grungy funky music.
However, after the joyous brilliance of the Thirteenth Doctor's introduction in The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the second episode of this new season brings us crashing back to Earth with a return to the Chris Chibnall of old.
While I genuinely appreciate the nods, both verbally and in tone, to the programme's past, and the fact that it looks utterly gorgeous and cinematic these days, this episode showed a dramatic drop in quality.
The Ghost Monument was very much a continuation of the first story, from the resolution of the cliffhanger to the nice connection to the martial alien race we'd met last episode.
The Doctor and her friends are rescued by the final competitors in an epic space race for the ultimate cash reward, with the last stage being a cross-planet jaunt to the legendary "Ghost Monument".
As well as making sure everyone stays alive, The Doctor is keen to discover why the planet of Desolation is now barren, despite there being evidence of habitation at some point.
While the journey element of the story reminded me, in spirit, of the travel segments of Marco Polo, the epic First Doctor historical story, the race itself felt like a rather artificial plot device and the antagonists thrown at our heroes were also quite uninspiring.
I couldn't help wondering if this was Chibnall's attempt to create his own "Are You My Mummy?" or Weeping Angels moment? Trying to make us afraid of bandages?
Whatever the motivation, while the intention to create something threatening was there, it ultimately just seemed a bit of a wasted opportunity.
I was willing to give a pass to the lightweight story of The Woman Who Fell To Earth because it was introducing us to our wonderful new Doctor and her fascinating assemblage of new companions.
Unfortunately, while there were some lovely throwbacks to the Doctor's history (Venusian aikido!), for the most part, The Ghost Monument just felt like a big serving of "meh".
On a positive note, The Doctor finally got her TARDIS back. Part of me had wondered whether the hunt for the TARDIS was going to last the whole season.
However, and this is obviously just my personal view, I really don't like the redesign of the interior.
It's like they're taken the coral look of the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS console room and jammed it into an ugly steampunk cave.