There hasn't been a topic about good old Bobby Lew and Kryten in the new show so far so I thought I'd make one to discuss him. I think most people agree that Kryten jumped the shark somewhat in series VII and VIII, becoming in turns annoyingly whiney and ridiculously OTT. I've been much happier with the Kryten we've seen in series X and, in fact, with the benefit of having more screen time than DJJ, I'd say he's my favourite regular of the new series. Doug is writing him as much more of the classic Kryten these days with only the occasional stupid scene ("smudge" and 'spoon drying spoiling the otherwise nuanced characterisation. I like the fact that he's back to being Mr. Exposition but also that you get the feelign he's also the smartest one of the group let down by his own programming curtailing his logic from time to time. Bobby has generally done a great job portraying Kryten this series and I think he deserves praise for rediscovering what made the character great. He's delivered some cracking lines ("Sir, please don't order me to help you, you know how I HATE helping you!") and some brilliantly withered looks when being put down by Rimmer or grimacing at the stupid logic of one of the crew. His facial reactions have outdone Chris Barrie in this series by a mile. I've loved his interactions with Rimmer this series and they've made a great pairing, better in fact than the Lister/Rimmer dynamic which has waned a little. My only criticism of Bobby would be that he does have a tendency to waive his arms around to a distracting level these days when reciting long passages of dialogue and he often puts too many "sirs" in one sentence but these are minor niggles. Good Job Bobby and Doug I'd say. Kryten's return to form is definately one of the successes of the new series.