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Doctorwhathappened - What was this?
After an ok first episode, we steadily go downhill. It is very boring. What was a fun, adventure show has become a preachy, after-school special. Jodie had potential but she doesn’t really develop as a character of her own. She borrows way too much from the Tennant and Smith Doctors in her performance. The companions are just there, very lackluster. Graham is the only one that feels real. Unfortunately, they act as yes men and just follow the Doctor around. No questioning or challenging a character who has always dabbled in a greyish area, morality-wise. The scripts are not good overall, but for me, the biggest disappointment is just the utter boredom and uninterest this series has inspired in me after loving this show so much. I will not add this nor the next series to my collection.
ixworks - Rosa Parks, ‘nuff said
Back to what I love about Doctor Who...Rosa Parks is a great episode. Hope it continues with the new doctor.
Feb 2020: the episode after Rosa started into social justice for things I don’t think belong in the Dr Who universe and I don’t want a lecture, I want to be entertained. I’ll watch from places where I’m not paying outright to see if it gets better. Or, is there anything after Rosa that someone could recommend
Man, Myth, Legend - Amazed by the "Long-time Dr. Who-watcher" Reviews
I've been seeing this fairly consistently across social media, etc. So many so called "Long-time Doctor Who watchers" complaining about the writing and stories in this season. They are both wrong about the writing, and their basic premise of the history of the show. The shows writing is great, and the stories offer good role-models and make you think about interesting, challenging messages.
Dr. Who has always been about morality, doing what is right, and fighting for equality. People that are complaining that the show has too much social commentary seem to be unaware that Dr. Who (and really all good sci-fi) has always been a vehicle for exploring the present.
It seems like people have complained the most about "Rosa", which I really don't understand. Does anyone really think that an episode that condemns racism is bad. Especially when that story tries to ground in message in actualy historical events. It seems like certain watchers may be unhappy with actually being forced to think about current and recent events.
As for the writing and characters, I love the new Doctor. She is very likable. Upbeat. Resourceful. Intelligent. Everything I would want for a role model.
The dynamics between the new group is fun. Very "Box Car Children"-ish. I do agree that character development is a little hard with three companions, but I feel like the writers have pretty good paths for each member of the cast.
So, yes, if you are looking for a mindless hour of television, go watch Transformers or something like that. If you are looking for good role-models and stories that are willing to attack difficult topics, this latest season of Dr. Who delivers.
Abyssal-King - Jodie is Amazing!
I really enjoyed series 11, Jodie is an amazing doctor and I hope she stays awhile and develops further.
B Wisen - One of the best seasons of modern Who
I was a big fan of modern Doctor Who from Eccleston onward. It was one of my favorite shows for years. Around the 3rd Matt Smith season, the show's quality began to dip and I found myself still watching but enjoying the show less over time. By Capaldi's last season, I felt the show had been mediocre for too long and finally gave up on it half way through the season. I only bought this season because it was on sale. I had not heard many positive comments about it. After watching, I don't get the complaints. What a difference a new show runner makes. This is not just a great season of Doctor Who, it's a great season of any television show. The character development of the companions (especially Ryan and Graham) is fantastic. I can't believe people said the season had too many companions. The directors of individual episodes do a fantastic job making the show more visually appealing than in the past. Having given up on the show and coming across this season was like running into someone you used to really like that developed massive issues, then running into them again years later and they've figured it all out. Give this season a shot. I can't guarentee you'll like it, but I'd completely given up on the show. What a foolish move by me. Give this season a chance. Clearly some people don't like it, but I loved every moment.
MJMJ93 - Great!!
mhc365 - I'm sick of the political correctness.
Jodie is amazing. She gets five stars. The show does not.
I am a huge fan. I liked watching Doctor Who to escape the problems of the real world and get lost in the complex story arcs and fun banter of a rogue time traveler.
But now when I watch the show I have to put up with the same political correctness and social issues that I'm sick of in the real world. It's not fun to watch anymore and I'm sick of this content being forced down my throat and ruining the entire point of the show.
And why are we casting actors using nothing but little checkboxes for minorities procured? True, the show represents lots of minorities, but none of the actors' performances are interesting. Can we please just hire the best actors, regardless of their race? Martha, for example, was awesome and just happened to be black. Currently, I don't care about any of the characters because their portrayals are sub-par. Except for Jodi.
Please fix the show by removing hot social issues from the script, casting the highest caliber actors, and adding some trademark brain-twisting story arcs that span several episodes.
Give Jodie a chance to be remembered in a better way.
-Lady_Amara- - Absolutely Fantastic
This series is simply incredible. Although I was suspicious of Jodie’s casting as the newly regenerated 13th Doctor at first, like many others, she did not disappoint. Whittaker’s Doctor bears resemblance to the fun and quirky 10 and 11th Doctors but Whittaker adds her own uniqueness that separates herself from those Doctors. Her companions, Yasmin Khan: the police woman, Ryan Sinclair: the ex warehouse worker, and Graham O’ Brien: The retired bus driver, add their own bit of flare and chemistry to the new season. Without them, the season truly wouldn’t be the same. The only thing that could truly be improved throughout Whittaker’s era is the writing. Although most episodes are on par when it comes to the storyline, a few are completely off. However, you are only able to tell this after watching the episodes a handful of times; or at least I was.
Overall, I recommend season 11 of “Doctor Who” to new and returning fans of the show. It was quite an adventure to watch and throughly impressive.
eaglebelf - It doesn't matter how good the actress is if the writers are bad.
This show took a giant nosedive in the writing department. I watched the entire season with hope that it would get better and it just never did. It's a shame. I think Jodie Whitaker is doing the best she can but the writers can't even write her character consistently. Even her beliefs and fears change from episode to episode. It's just bad. Please, someone save this beloved show and make it good again.
Freder_58 - Worst stories and writing in the history of the series
It only took three episodes for Chris Chibnall to completely kill DOCTOR WHO -- a franchise that should have been unkillable. But his poor characterizations, and lousy storytelling finally succeeded. Please note I have no objection to a female Doctor. It's the WRITING this season that's been TERRIBLE. This is not DOCTOR WHO -- it's empty, vapid,and unwatchable. Wake me when Chibnall's been fired as showrunner.
Loser837591 - Jodie is amazing.
Jodie is a brilliant and amazing actor. Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows.
gts7160 - Dr. WOKE
That's all i can say.
Mac43581 - Sad state of the Doctor
It takes an existing franchise, loved by fans, and shoves politics down the throats of fans. It is demeaning to men, and plays to the worst hateful stereo types. It does nothing to advance discussion, or entertain. Don’t believe? take your favorite movie, tv show, or ...replace woman for a man and then turn her into both the punchline idiot and evil villain and call it progressive. Then don’t get mad or be labeled hateful.
Cucumber 1789 - 👌👌👌
This is the good stuff. Still got the charm. Still the Doctor. The fanboys are just butt hurt.
MathOsGuru - Really Poor Storylines and Writing, Sad Really
I have no problem with a female Doctor Who whatsoever. Actually, it was a refreshing idea to be frank. The problem lies in the feeling you get as you watch most episodes is that you are watching some low-budget time machine show. Seriously, if you compare some of the content of these episodes to another show that had a female time tripping around in a time machine pod (hint hint), then you will almost see plagiarism in the scripts. Just really seems to take away from the thrill and excitement of what sci-fi defines in the true genre. Again, kudos to the female Doctor, but rotten eggs for the script writers. I just feel super let down in that regard. With that said, I am merely sharing my opinion from the standpoint of a lifelong Doctor Who fan who has watched all seasons, so I hope that my shared thoughts and opinions are relevant for some readers wanting an insight before handing out the money for this season. In my humble opinion, it is one to wait for to broadcast on public arenas rather than buy to view. Your money would be well spent on another decent show and not spent on this one. I hope this helps. Sincerely
FilmFox - Grow up
So, season 11 is all of a sudden crap because... she’s a women and there are a couple of political jokes? Geez, grow up, people....
A'lars - Terribly terrible
The opportunity to portray the doctor as a woman squandered, this latest season poses the greatest downfall of Britain’s longest standing sci-fi series.
Once a formidable, brilliant, human-life-friendly alien, who carefully walked the line between saving mankind (among others..) from peril, and battling horrific foes with fascinating, mysterious and well rounded backstories ,
This iteration features a listless, featureless, intergalactic PETA activist, who’s remarkably unremarkable albeit politically correct racially diverse companions have no distinguishing character or backstory of interest.
The show that once enthralled millions on a (relative..) shoestring budget (e.g. ‘Don’t Blink!’) now fails to deliver any but the shallowest formulas for artificial suspense, with every episode dedicated as a guised protest to lesser newsworthy agendas.
Don’t waste your time watching.
Shame to the new writers who killed a once truly awesome show..
Aimee Robidoux - Fails to impress
The problem with Chibnall's run with the Doctor isn't that she's a woman, though I do have my opinion on whether it was really necessary to change the gender, it's that Chibnall doesn't understand who the Doctor is. The Doctor is the the Oncoming Storm, but also the best friend you can ever have. He has the biggest capacity for love in the universe, and also the biggest capacity for hate. Unfortunately, the 13th Doctor is lukewarm at best, and doesn't have a unique charm because she's trying to alternatively imitate David Tennant's or Matt Smith's Doctor. Also, I don't like that they practically never left the Earth to visit other worlds, and there was really no over-arching plot thread to connect the adventures together in any meaningful way.
I also don't understand why the Doctor needed to change genders. There have been plenty strong, independent women on the show, and insisting that the Doctor HAS to be a woman for there to be gender equality on the show is rather insulting to the other female characters. Honestly, if the Doctor had changed into a black man, the change in dynamic would've been much more intersting. Imagine if the Doctor, as a black man, in the Rosa Parks episode. I think it would've had a greater impact.
Long Haul trucker 68 - Let’s set the record straight
I don’t write reviews, but as a fan of Dr Who going on 35 years I’m going to say 1 thing to all the trolls. Jodie is a “Doctor” in the finest spirit of the series. So done like her take on the Doctor don’t ruin it for the people just getting to know the series by being bigots.
ScottByrns - There goes another tv show to virtue signaling and identity politics.
This is the last episode of this series I will ever economically participate in.
kw85233 - Finally
After decades of watching Doctor Who I can finally stop. Too many companions, stories are too political, and boring writing. Maybe someday it will improve and I will be back.
stargazer 11 - Unwatchable and it took me two months of on again off again to watch one episode
Unfortunately a let down from the heights of all previous doctors. The writing is sixth grade level and the failure of poor Jodie to garnish enthusiasm of the audience is painful to watch. Sink it and re-float it with another vessel to project an interesting tapestry like previous seasons.
Avernus25.4 - amazing
Live Barncats - 90% social commentary and 10% science
The all new show has altered the focus away from mechanical aptitude and towards past/current American social issues, this suggests the Show is going the way of Class. The scripts have Dr Who using her ‘sonic’ as a magic wand while fixing various American social Issues and muttering about. The scripts for the old male character have him plodding through scripts with the tech knowledge of a turnip.
Please hire a writer with at least a basic
Knowledge of college level engineering, Recent shows to date were written primarily for entertaining young juveniles
With babysitter nonsense.
Books-R-Me - Thirteen = Brilliant!! Writing = Ehh.
After years of people telling me I needed to try out Doctor Who, I finally decided to give it a go. Why? Because of this new series.
I was intrigued to see if a show 50+ years running could successfully genderbend its main character while still keeping true to the heart of the character and the show itself. The Doctor has become an icon for geeks everywhere, and as a huge Star Wars, Tolkien, and general sci-fi/fantasy nerd, I have to appreciate that. Series 11 seemed like a great jumping-on join for a noob to get her start in the Whoniverse.
I was absolutely right. I fell in love with Jodie Whittaker’s version of the Doctor almost immediately - her quirky mannerisms (and especially facial expressions) remind me somewhat of Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit films. She instantly captured everything I had always thought the Doctor was supposed to represent. The wisdom, compassion, strength, and age, all wrapped up in a bundle of energy and excitement over the wonders of the universe.
I loved it all and couldn’t figure out why so many fanboys were hating.
After finishing this series, I went back to series 1, with the introduction of the Ninth Doctor. I’ve been working my way through ever since. And now I’m beginning to understand why many were underwhelmed with series 11.
Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely love Thirteen. I’m still fond of Yaz, Ryan, and Graham. And there are many moments in this series that are downright awesome.
But in comparison to past series, the writing is honestly pretty... ehhhh. Plots are fairly simple and predictable, and none of the characters really develop a ton. Besides, I think Jodie could achieve SO much more with the character if the writers and directors would give her half the chance. Let the Doctor finally get tired of having to stand by while the innocent are torn down, let her memories of past battles and loves and losses shine through for a few moments, let her new companions hear stories of those who came before. Let her somehow encounter a shadow from her past, whether it be an old companion, enemy, or location, and the true ancientness of the Doctor be glimpsed again.
I don’t want to doubt that the writers will clue in for series 12. I really do believe that awesome things are coming. I just hope that the writers realize how and why this series isn’t all Doctor Who could be - not because of the actors, or the characters, and especially not because of the gender change. But because it’s capable of far more than it’s currently being given.
Believe in your characters and fans, BBC. Don’t water it down for us — give us the epicness this show and the first female Doctor deserve.
Ubisububi - The New Doctor Is Great, But...
The writing was not up to the show’s usual standards for creativity and wonder. I think the new Doctor is great, though. It’s too bad they didn’t give her better material to work with in her first season.
Mickhamblen - New Years episode
How do I get the New Years episode? Can’t say how good it is until I see the last episode.
Fiddle Buckets Jr. - Best season by far
Man, the production values, writing, acting, plotting. It’s a quality reinvention of a great show. Some of the best sci-fi I’ve seen on TV in a long while. Absurdly good character work, delightful new ideas and worlds, and a great new Doctor to top it all off.
I can’t wait to see where they take this next!
Joshua J S - Doctor, I let you go
Just pretend the Doctor opted to not regenerate at the end of the Capaldi era. It’s better that way.
Tinman1911 - Such crap.
Final victim of BBC. This is the problem with a content producer not answerable to their customers.
kee_bee - Buyer’s remorse
I love Jodie and Chris, but this was not a good fit. I look forward to seeing their work in a more suitable genre. I won’t be purchasing anymore DW episodes.
jamzer12 - Sadly dissappointed
I was really looking forward to the new season of Doctor Who. I've watched Jodie Whittaker in other performances and thought she was very good and couldn’t wait to see what she brought to The Doctor. I even like the idea of having more than one companion. What's surprised me was how bad the writing for this series was. Most of the episodes started out with a very good premise but seem to fall flat halfway through or towards the end. For the next series I hope they keep the cast and fire the writers. I also don't mind the political commentary but keep it subtle and not a slap in the face.
Loucsl - Trip down memory lane
I've been watching Doctor Who since I was a kid in the late 70's/80's and I'm just really enjoying the ensemble cast like we had in the original series run. I think the broader perspective gives the situations more excitement and better character development. And I'm really enjoying Whittaker's take on the Doctor. A little bit of 10's timing and compassion, a little bit of 5's sass and fashion sense. Definitely worth a view, particularly if you're coming back to the series.
Berachiah - Terrible
Gone is the funny, yet serious, and quirky doctor. What we have in this series is just political correctness and virtue signaling. Jodie and Chris either don’t really understand the idea behind Doctor Who, or they simply don’t care. Either way it’s a train wreck of a series without any redeeming value.
Montyburns77 - Extreme left wing bias.
I love Dr. Who and I don’t care the Doctor is a woman. However one cannot deny the overwhelming bias and far left garbage.
RAGExLBC - Worst season yet
Glad this is her only season as The Doctor. Such a let down, I was really looking forward to this new doctor.
SailorVenus418 - Excuse You Rosa Haters! I ❤️ Rosa!
The main idea of “Rosa” is exactly what Doctor Who was originally meant to be about!
Witnessing events in history!
Verity Lambert created Doctor Who to TEACH children about the past. That was Lambert’s intention when she created Doctor Who in 1963.
When it first came out, The Doctor and his friends explore different events in history and witness them. Even though there was a threat, the Doctor did everything he could to make sure the event in the timeline stays on track!
In “Rosa,” when Graham asked, “Are we supposed to help her?” and the Doctor replied, “No. We’re supposed to not help this time...” I cried.
They were tears of joy because I thought Mr. Chibnall was going in that original direction for Doctor Who!
Rosa will be my all-time favorite episode! Above all the other episodes in this season!
bluedoggie48 - Finally viewed-results negative
I fonally got around to this season of Doctor Who. Watched the first two episodes and put it on my 'no watch' list. The Doctor's new companions, the new doctor, and the episode themes don't push any buttons for me. The low rating is because I have transitioned from great fan to no fan at all. Sorry, but that's the way it goes.
Ytsejam58 - The season is finally over and....
It's a shame to say how disappointed I was. Not for Jodi Whittiker being the Doctor. She was the one thing I was looking forward to in this series. But... the writing, the direction, the villains, the cinematography, the paragraphs of exposition. So many of these episodes are just talking and talking with not much really happening. There were a couple of episodes with interesting ideas but after it all, this whole series just feels very futile. I just... think I'm going to let Doctor Who rest now.
The_Sunriser - Change shoudl be good but...
You can't change too much at once: female Dr, three companions, no previous foes, historical events. That's a lot of changes for a show. It disconnectes it from its roots. Usually, it is called a reboot, but this time it is not.
At the end, what you get is not Dr Who but a different show dealing with historical events. The problem is that it's a boring show, poorly written and badly played. Most of the characteres are hollow and you don't reallt care for any of the "companions". Just Jodie was ok but she can do as much with such poor screenplays.
Hoping for new screenwritters for the next season but just ignore this one.
Dundain - Good Stories Good Doctor but...
The new Doctors accent is way to thick and much more difficult for me to decipher than any other role I have seen her in. In fact I did not ever have an issues understanding her before this. Also Apple seriously needs to address the political trolls posting biased reviews.
Garrydogsspn - Demtard
All of the political views that have come to the show have honestly made it almost unwatchable if the prior seasons didn’t attach me to the show so much I would click off and go watch Barney rather than this politically driven madness
habedabe - New series, new face(s)
Been watching Doctor Who for the past 4 years (and caught up with many of the previous seasons after the reboot). I have been looking forward to this new Doctor, and I must say, overall good job Team Tardis, Fam or whichever name you settle on.
The weaker episodes had issues with the pacing ("Ghost Monument" for example) or were an imbalanced mashup of ideas/genres/messages (umm, "Witchfinders"). Given the number of friends that are travelling with the Doctor, not everyone had something meaningful to do in each episode. But this was more than set off by episodes like "Kerblam" or "It takes you away" which hit all the right buttons in terms of scare factor, emotional punches or bizzare plot twists, along with a handful of very funny moments (e.g. Yaz's mum enquiring about her daughter's relationship with the Doctor in "Arachnids in the UK").
Just one thing, don't make the Doctor too perfect, i.e. lose all her edge... She may have overcome one of her biggest traumas in "The Day of the Doctor", but I'm sure there are many more things that weigh heavily on her mind / conscience. Hope, we will explore this side of hers a bit more in Season 12.
fouchin - Well that could have been better
with the final having come and gone, I can easily say this was the worst season ever. I know it was going to be bad from the very start with the way they closed the season 10 cliff hanger. She basically crashes through the ground and into a moving train going through a tunnel. She is a very smart alien with two hearts, not a super hero. Throw in non stop in your face PC agenda writing and you have this whole season already figured out.
Setne007 - Joining the politial hysteria
I've been a fan for decades, went to Cardiff etc. and do like Jodie, but this season falls for cheap political shots and displays shameful ignorance of US history (perhaps the writers need to read about Claudette Colvin). Waiting for the current producers/writers to leave the show to watch Dr. Who again. Hope it happens soon.
GreekGuy81684 - It’s not the cast. It’s the writing...
The stories set up nicely but quickly take a nose dive with plot twists are often absurd and climaxes that fall flat. I’m not talking about usual Dr. Who delightful absurd, but instead the plain, painful, stupid kind. The writing on the wall is that these writers are sorely lacking. The 13th & first female Doctor does not deserve a debut such as this...
SarfelSwoop - Great season!
Love the new doctor! Also love: the companions dialog and stories!
Ron Reed - Terrible production values
I liked a few of the early episodes for this season but some of the recent ones have been such unbelievably B-grade, low-budget, poor script quality disasters that I can't help but think that this show is spiraling towards cancellation. So bad, so disappointing. Some real stinkers - wait till you see the 'King John' episode: wow, so awful. If you thought that Moffat was tanking out hard and needed to be replaced, I fear that new showrunner Chibnall is simply incompetent. While the actress now playing the Doctor seems neither particularly great nor terrible, the scripts have been godawful. What an embarassment and a sad way to treat this beloved program.
MachoPato - Don’t listen to 1star misogynists
People are hating on this season simply because Dr Who is a woman, they don’t leave any actual reason why the dislike it...
This season is great. the Lead Actress is quirky and sharp, just as good as the rest of them. And I think I like the new companion characters (Whittaker’s) just as much as I loved Smith’s. Graham is my new favorite.
The only complaint is they need to tie in some of the main villain factions soon (Darleks/Cybermen/The Master). But this season is awesome
j.amie. - New doc is great, but the writing is soooo bad!
Why is the writing so bad this season??? These stories are crap compared to the rest. I’m a long-time fan and I’ll keep watching in hopes it changes, but holy cow this is terrible. Jodie deserves a better chance at being the Dr than this.
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Ex Doctor Who Fan - Time to kill of the Companions
Jody Witticor had potential but she was saddled with boring & bland companions.
The writing is childish and the series is just a platform for ploitcal correctness.
I buy TV shows to be entertained not brainwashed into having the "correct" opinions.
TheDrop_ - Boring
Boring and PC, unoriginal as all heck. Solid pass.
James T Snell - Overall, I'm happy
I'm content with the writing, acting and overall production. I do feel the price tag was rather steep for what's actually 10 episodes. I also appreciate all the extra content, but I'd rather it not be mixed amongst the core content as I bought this mainly to watch the actual episodes. Anyway, again, overall, I am happy.
Halden - Love, love, love the 13th Doctor
The season so far has been one of the best in years. Every episode Jodie seems to be finding he Doctor legs and is really breathing great new life into the series.
The stories have been great as has the supporting cast.
clauder - new year special
is it included with season 11 purchase?
dav ross - London 1965
Victarionk - A decent start to the new era of DW. 3/5 for the plot
Jodie’s great as the Doctor. The group dynamic was refreshing - it left no room for a large bulk of screen time to be spent on one character. Graham’s the best companion out of the three.
I won’t ramble on about the plot. I’m not as critical as others. Chibnall handled his first series pretty well and I’m looking forward to the next! Jodie better not bow out after S12! 13 should leave after lucky 13 lol Hopefully she stays for at least 3 seasons like the rest have done.
Ps, I want Alan Cumming to return as King James!!
CuddlesKatie - Great!
A fun, exciting, fresh and new take on Doctor Who. Jodie is brilliant as the doctor, and can’t wait for the New Years special.
Manning2072 - 👎👎👎👎
No just no...terrible just terrible!
Dorset Pete - Childish
Hopelessly childish and poorly written. A sad time for Who fans.
spandas - Bad writing
While Judie Wittaker is great as The Doctor, writing of the episods is far, far worse than previous seasons... to bad!
Update: I watched a few more episodes hoping it will get better, it did not. Terrible, terrible writing. It can only please the most undemanding and simplistic viewer. Farwell Doctor!
pascal d'3 - Problems with episode 15
So i have already buy the season pass but now i have to buy episode 15 wictchfinders can someone explain me why
2015Nintendo - Episode 8 The Witchfinders
Now I have the Witchfinders now thank you iTunes your the best. 🙂👍
LionaKitsune - Missing episode
Loving Jodie as the doctor. But it’s not fun waiting til next day each week to see episodes. Doctor who airs on Sundays yet I need to wait til Monday morning always. I don’t mind waiting, but really shouldn’t have to. And now episode 8 (the witchfinders) isn’t even available, even tho the “closer look at..” is. Def shoddy service from a well loved app. N much loved show.
Hexxen-panda - Oh you've redecorated! I really like it!
Series has been mostly great so far, but the 1-2 punch of Arachnids and Tsuranga being meh episodes hurts more when there's only 10 episodes where there used to be 13.
Rosa, Demons of the Punjab, and Kerblam are all great episodes and the main cast are all very strong throughout. The plots aren't all that great, and the themes can get muddled in some episodes, but the character interactions and a more down-to-earth take on the Doctor Who format gives me hope that the next series can be amazing with a little more polish and consistency. (And Chibnall giving more episodes to the fresh guest writers)
iTunes should be more consistent with what time they put up the episodes! The behind the scenes video shouldn't be up hours before the actual episode.
GuitarClassical - Not as good
Peter Capaldi was a much better Dr. Who in my opinion. And this season's writing is horrible and inconsistent. And to add insult to injury, iTunes is terrible at getting episodes delivered on line in a timely way. But they will take your money right away.
Aslan4242 - In a word: Uggh!
The new series has now hit its nadir and its better days are behind it. Overly contrived claptrap. Perhaps it's time the series went on hiatus once again.
Kako Ikitashi - A Fantastic New Season
This new season and Jodie's wonderful doctor is reminding me why I love this show so much. This season encapsulates everything I loved about the 10th and 11th doctors... Love it.
thegreatkangaroo - I’m done
I like the Doctor and the companions but the writing is preachy and moralistic. It’s not edgy anymore. It’s boring.Maybe I’m just done with Doctor Who.
left888 - Come on iTunes
Great show, poor service from iTunes. Once they have your money, don't expect the episodes anytime soon.
Obedience - No.
Having once been a Doctor Who fan for the length of 40 years I can confidently say, no amount of SJW politicking from the BBC will ever change my mind. Make no mistake about it. This is NOT Doctor Who. #NotMyDoctor #StillNotMyDoctor #NeverGoingToBeMyDoctor
RedsparksCreations - Wonderfully done!
I've been a Dr. Who fan since I was a little boy. I've only seen the first three episodes so far but I think they are well written and well acted. The new Doctor, like all of the other doctors before her, has a distinct personality and yet retains the essence of what makes the Doctor, Doctor Who: An adventurous spirit and two big caring hearts.
whereis doctor.who - Sadness
I watched the third episode and I'm now convinced that the Daleks took control of the writers and they try to kill The Doctor by making him boring as hell.
Blackthorn1971 - Where the hell is the next episode!!!
Where is the next episode of Doctor Who Season 11??? It has aired, I just watched it but has it appeared in iTunes? NO it hasn't!!! You buy a Season Pass to get the episodes once they air not a week or more later. You really need to get your act together iTunes. YOU are getting the one star rating not Doctor Who. The show still stands the test of time...even if we do have to wait for it.
Cliffeeeee - Oh, Brilliant!!!!
I love you, Jodie! Two episodes in, and the energy of this new series/season is infectious. Great cast, exciting stories an easy 5 stars!!!!
zack001 - Awesome
So far it’s been awesome can’t wait for this Sunday’s episode
michaelbrawn - Great Season so far!
Loving the show!
I’m here to vent though!
No idea why the content owner is so bad at naming these files. Extra content would be better off with a different naming convention from Episodes.
Elvis200124 - Brilliant!
Love the new doctor so far. Love the chemistry between the companions and the doctor and can’t wait to see what else this season has to show! Well done 👌
Some guy number 6835 - iTunes PLEASE
ComeON iTunes there are a ton of clips on youtube of the newest epiosode i LOVE this show and I really want to watch it when it comes out but i have to avoid the internet for an entire DAY to wait for it to come out on iTunes
ProfMcGonagall - Quintessential Who
Love it! Jodie is a combination of the best of David Tennant and Matt Smith. Excellent foundation to build on. Love all the actors and characters. Plot and adventure is so Who. Well done folks. I look forward to great season(s) out there in the Who Universe.
Well done Jodie!
Spike4203 - Must see👍
The 13th Doctor has jump started the Dr Who season and you must watch.
JimmyknowK - Amazing start
I have been excited for 10 months and the new season did not fail to deliver. Fast paced, new monsters, and a wonderful new cast! Great job Mr. Chibnall. And the new Doctor BRILLIANT!
Silvermoon669 - Excited For A New Season!
No one has seen the season yet, but I am very excited for a new season of Doctor Who! Give this Doctor a chance. I know how these season passes work, and they are usually very reliable. I personally have had only one issue, and it was a late episode. Maybe it just depends on where you live. If you like to stay up to date, and not miss a thing, then a seasons pass is your best bet if you want it as soon as it is available. Like I said, I want to give the new Doctor a chance. Too bad she’s not ginger though...
ggassdjjd - AMAZING
I am an all time doctor who fan and this season really lived up to my expectations Jodie Whitaker brings back the eleventh doctors playfulness and the the tenth doctors loyalty and courage I do not understand how anyone can not like this season another thing I like about it is the theme song introduction is a version of the original but back then because of graphics it didn’t work but they made it work because graphics have become better overtime although I loved the time-vortex one that we all know and love
Stormy_Skies - So Far, Fairly Good
From what I have seen so far, I'm willing to give it a chance. Jodie, unlike David Tennant, is using her own accent, it makes it seem more real. Although David will be my favourite Doctor by far, I am willing to give Jodie a fair chance. I think the new writer has to continue to feel out the characters, particularly if they are not a fan like Russell and Moffat were, and I mean a long-time fan. But like I said full prepared to give Jodie a chance.
W!11!4m - Great!
Whether you like it or not, She IS THE Doctor!
Ignore all the negative reviews, like GOT and other shows recently, these are just attention seeking bastards. Watch it for yourself and decide. Notice how this has more reviews than the others. They are trying hard to get this to fail, and it isn’t working
crystalsinger - Final episode missing from season 11
The season 11 final episode, ‘Resolution’, is not included in the season purchase. We got through the rest of the season and then no finale.
If you search the iTunes Store for the episode title it shows up on its own and is marked as ‘season only’ – but it’s not showing up in the episode list (on iPhone or AppleTV) and there’s no download option on the individual episode even though it shows as purchased.
Gar Goras - Please read before you make a judgement but the season is really a bleh
When writing a report or using constructive criticism it is best to use a diamond approach to be positive. To start with a positive, then the negative and finally end with what to do next to improve.
The positive of this season is the new doctor. I am not going to get into why it is great that there is a female doctor or that the doctor should always be a male. Who cares. Jodie is a great actress, have a watch of ‘broadchurch’ to fully understand why she was chosen. Trust it is fantastic. Anyway, the energy and wit she brings to the character is long desired and sorely missed. Her banter with most of the companions was great, while one just felt forced. I will let you decide which one I mean. However the new doctor for me was the best part of the whole new season.
The negative of this season was every episode was the same. Hear me out, when you really take a step back and analyse each episode, they meet an alien race who seem to be the monsters of the week and interact with and try to save a group of humans. However by the end of the episode, the human and some trait they present during the episode is the real monster of the episode: ie greed with Chris Noth, racism at least 3 times throughout the season, etc. While other episodes present a great opportunity to really make the viewers think and talk about real world Political issues, for example the ‘Rosa Parks’ episode. However the episode ends right where they should of spend 5 or 10 minutes more to explore and justify the ramifications of her choices and how she changed the world. However it ends at the wrong moment. Don’t get me started on the finale, which didn’t really feel like a finale to a season or even have a sense of urgency. It s really strange when a New Years special feels like a season ender even when it is presented a couple months after the season ended.
Where to from here: try not to have every episode being the same story, try something new. Ask yourself the question why must human always be the bad guys in this season. Take more time to work on writing better episodes and I know some people don’t like the season long story arches we have had in the past, but maybe really look at what they brought to the show and to the overall history of the show.
agvdhfhtydujfgwer - Bahhh
SORRY but im a fan from way back like tom baker way back an sorry but have to say what the hell,this has just left me sadened and looking for all the good ol story line and from what ive watched so far i'm sadened to see the doctor gone so far down hill, so sorry a thumbs down from me and what have they turned the tardis into in the control room and to make him a her after all these years yer no not gonna watch anymore if its going to look this cheap and nasty
Spared1 - I want my money back.
There were rumours. I wasn't sure if I should buy it, but Dr Who is an amazing show. There's no way they could srew it up. Wish I'd listened to the rumours.
Hhjjfjmfghgyccyvhug - Pc Garbish
Worst season of new Who yet. The storylines were in cohesive and dull. Stories which were used to fit some political agenda whether it be one which hates on Donald Trump, another demonising the white race Or one that keeps reminding us that females can be strong leads too. I had no quarrels with The Doctor becoming female after I accepted it, I thought it could’ve been a good change of pace which could’ve made for some interesting stories, now I long for the days of David Tennant and Matt Smith because the execution of it was awful and it made all the men apart from the companions look like toxic masculine sexists. Both Me and my dad share the same opinion we both love this show which was a part of both our childhoods. As my dad has been watching since he was four years old in 1966 and he now refuses to Give the show another chance after the latest series and it’s overall agendas. Doctor Who has always been political but never this blantently. Maybe they should stick to science fiction and keep away from political correctness and engineering.The first female doctor may also signal the end of the show for me. So much potential wasted, how disappointing. Let’s hope this will all be fixed in future seasons.😒
Gbear1990 - Lost plot
The new series is very bleh... where is the doctor? I don’t blame the actors just a very weak and preachy script. None of the characters are interesting or engaging, they have no charisma. It feels like Dr Who but without the dr in it, she doesn’t impact the show in the same way. Finding it tough to keep watching...
Captain Skurvy - Doctor great EXTRAS have had a bad day at the editor
the main program so far is great but then again i knew it would be not being one of the nay sayers because the doctors gender has changed. the extras shower are badly edited piece which leads you to beleieve they were either all one thing ore badly taken from somewhere else.
Congrats BBC on a GREAT renewed show
Gypsysoul2 - Awful
Gave it a chance but it’s terrible.
beach who - Is it worth waiting?
I have waited the new season for a long time, but to be honest, I’m not impressed by it so far. Since Moffat left the show, the new writer likes to make lots of hints, to create a bigger event through the whole show. I like that? But it makes episodes on the beginning a bit boring. Also, the new doctor seems like trying to be the 10th doc, all the accent, facial expressions... I haven’t discovered any special points about the new doctor except she is a woman. Anyway, it’s good to have the show back.
fatswashere3287 - Love it
Always been a doctor who fan and always will be. Jodie brings so much to the show! She simply IS the doctor
Mikeb64 - Hooked on the first episode
It’s hard to not see dr who not as a man but the new actress is the doctor in style and energy.
For the hard liners, you know who you are give it ago you might be amazed
fullmetxlbitch - Fantastic
Bellissimo! Molto Bene!
PlumD - Energy to Burn
WOW! Full bore from the word go. Thoroughly entertaining. Can I have some MORE please. Fantastic job by all involved.
PaulAmyes - Brilliant
Worth waiting for. It looks sumptuous - so cinematic. She's going to be great as the Doctor.
Nemesis2010 - Hope it gets better
Used to love Dr Who...not anymore.
Evan Rex - High quality...🤔
Low energy and weak characters to say the least...
But the girs will love it👍
This actresss brings nothing new to the Doctor.
Will give you two more episodes and if you haven't impressed me... I'm outa here.
macbloo84 - Amazing
This show is amazing
Greenie89 - Just awful
I literally slept through half of this virtue signaling waste of money. In this series we’re introduced to Jodie Whittaker’s take on the Doctor and she clearly doesn’t understand the character (and has admitted she didn’t bother watching the show, like a true professional). I drew a smiley face on a plank of wood in my back garden and it gave a more convincing portrayal of the Doctor.
We’re also introduced to 3 new companions who are so devoid of character I actually can’t remember their names and if they went missing from an episode I actually wouldn’t notice. But as it stands we have a boy with dyspraxia, a girl who works for the police, and the host of Itv’s “the chase” who is a bus driver. That’s literally all you need to know about them!
Then there’s what passes for writing ... well where to start here? Story is considered not to be important, but pushing the writers social and political messages are paramount. We go from one lecture to a next delivered by a plank of wood dressed as a hipster who seems incapable of breathing through her nose and so as a result we are treated to Jodie appearing out of breath all the time as she pants her way through her scenes.
Now production value. Well the new tardis interior is just hideous, like Matt Smith’s series 5 tardis and Tennant’s tardis had a baby that was disfigured by nuclear fall out. The music that was one written by the great Murray Gold has now been replaced by a first year music student with a synth and very little talent or ability. While the cameras they use may be more expensive with higher resolutions the effects and cinematography is definitely worse than McGann’s TV movie, which is tragic that in this day and age we can’t get something better than a failed proof of concept episode from 1996!
All in all if you missed this season when it was one, you didn’t miss anything, it’s still free on iPlayer if you want to torture yourself but don’t part with your money for this absolute garbage. Spoiler alert season 12 is also terrible don’t waste your money on that either!
C0NN0R 01 - Dull
Dull dull unbearably dull. Jodies fine, Chibnalls not.
SerenaDev - A good series
This series doesn’t have lots of callbacks or threats to the universe, but it’s great for casual viewing and introduces us to Jodie Whittaker and her incredible take on the Doctor. It’s stand out episodes are the ones which delve into history, with Rosa and Demons of the Punjab being two of my favourites from this series. I know s11 isn’t for everyone, but it really is a good set of stories, all disconnected but connected at the same time. Loved it and will continue to rewatch it!
tabbycat1973 - I don’t even need to say anything 😡😡😡
If you want to know my opinion go on to the season 12 reviews and look at it so there for all I have to say is Boo!!! Rubbish!!! Boo!!! 😡😡😡
Baldydafydd - Seriously how much
2019 the fall of iTunes so so sad!
10 episodes!!!!! Not 16 or even 22!
Dan Billing - Marmite
The new series of Doctor Who is Marmite. You either love it or hate it. I love Marmite, and I love this.
mrmoody2001 - Female Doctor
Doctor Who is a man end of.
Every episode is a journey into political correctness made by the BBC.
I'll watch reruns of every other Doctor and enjoy when the show was made for sci fi fans long before the BBC made this woke version.
£6.99 lol. Just shows how unpopular this series was. No one wanted a female doctor or preachy politically correct episodes.
Wattie - Not proper Dr Who
Quite simply the worst series of Dr Who ever. Dreadful stories, a Doctor who is a supporting character in their own series and overbearing PC messages. Avoid.
ADragonMan - Disgraceful
Appalling writing sees mediocre actors host some of the absolute worst episodes in Dr. Who history (looking at you Arachnids In The UK). What was supposed to be a celebration of the first female doctor will go down as the worst season the show will produce (though S12 is still to come with Chibby still at the wheel).
Spookssga - Series pass
Oh come on another series pass for a series that finished months ago. Ya idiots keep messing us fans with the series pass's months after the season has ended.
Temporalson - Absolute rubbish DO NOT BUY
This is the most boring series of Doctor Who Ever. With concepts and ideas stolen from better shows and films, bland and forgettable characters and villains so weak that it makes you wonder if the writers take the show seriously. If you want good doctor who Stories then go to BigFinish Productions.
Improve improve improve - BRILLIANT
Jodie and the gang are amazing in this such an inspiring woman surrounded by the funniest people possible cannot wait to see what’s next.
meme_gaming - Boo
Made it worse
Gazzyd73 - A nice change but....
Love Jodie Whittaker I think she’s great. Love the new look with the more cinematic ratio. Love MOST of the new characters, apart from Tosin Cole (sorry) he’s bloody awful. Also I hate the lack of monsters and decent sci-fi elements. As a one off series I enjoyed it but next season had better get back to being proper who or I might have to look elsewhere for decent sci-fi.
Mr Smith - About Time
Jodie Whitaker bursts onto the screen as the 13th Doctor and she is wonderful. Along with her time team of Graham, Yaz and Ryan they fizz with energy and fun. Not a duff story in a superb season. Enjoy.
Frade66 - Pc sjw
Isaac Herbert - Brilliant
Jodie was absolutely amazing In her first series and I loved the dynamic between her and team Tardis.
Streetworker01 - Great fun
Ignore the misogynistic fan boys whining from their bedsits. After the dull and dreary Moffat years, this is Doctor Who stripped back to basics and returning to its roots. For those who complain about the show becoming too political, I would suggest that they go back to the Pertwee and Tom Baker years: in the Pertwee years especially, the show was rarely off its soapbox.
Chopdog in Surrey - Uninspired script, great for insomniacs
Left feeling a bit flat after episode 1 and it simply didn't get any better from there.
Interestingly, the very first Doctor Who series I have absolutely no intention of re-watching. First time I’m 40 years I’ve proactively not watched episodes.
Smii1 - buy something else
I would recommend spending your money on the orville than this trash. I have bought all the other seasons as I have a doctor who fan since the baker era. I
Scotty Dougle - Average series but where is Resolution ?
Seriously what is it with the BBC and iTunes not releasing resolution with this series 12 set
Ian65 - Episode Missing?
Where is the last Episode? According to IMD its called Resolution???
Tommo1309 - Amazing
Series 11 was a brilliant addition to an amazing series, I thought Jodie did an excellent job playing the doctor and created a sense to the show that I hadn’t seen since Matt Smith’s time on the show. I thought the companions were great the tardis was awesome and though they could’ve been improved, the stories were thrilling
Jason Lykopolis - Surprised by how good this is.
Whether a series is good or bad, depends on the writing. I was initially worried about this series since the quality of the writing on the show has been steadily getting worse season by season. Too much 'all aliens are bad and want to take over the earth' and sudden quick fix solutions. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the writing as been and has tackled some difficult issues and I have enjoyed the historical episodes.
I am aware that some people seem to think that is political correctness gone mad, but I am not sure where these people are coming from. Racism, fanaticism, death of a loved one; these are all issues that people face, addressing them is not political correctness gone made, it is facing the reality of life.
There are those that will never like the new show, and that is simply because they cannot accept a female doctor. An alien that can regenerate, a time machine that is bigger on the teh inside than the outside, but a female Doctor, that is just too much. That is just their choice. If that is your choice, instead of complaining about the show is, just do not watch it. For those that enjoyed the original series and the re-boot, leave your pre-conceptions at the door and give this one a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.
ColbyHarrington - A mixed array of episodes
Arachnids in the UK - *****
Kerblam! - ****
The Witchfinders - ****
The Ghost Monument - ****
Rosa - ****
Demons of the Punjab - ***
The Woman Who Fell To Earth - ***
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kalos - **
It Takes You Away - **
The Tsuranga Conundrum - *
After the New Year’s Day Episode, Resolution is also a definite recommendation when released for fans of the “older monsters”
GingerAnimator - A new lease of life.
Classic Who and NuWho combine to create a rejuvenated series of the Sci-Fi Classic.
Stripped back to basic components this series is a much easier journey to jump into and enjoy.
While not perfect, this series feels like a soft reset after some more navel gazing series in recent years.
Fingers crossed this is the base layer for more exciting adventures in series 12.
matthewtheman - Great
It’s a great show.
Ya mom loves 69 - Boring
Un-inspiring, it has good intentions with little heart, however it is way too political, it just chucks a bunch of different aspects into every episode hoping some will stick, but sadly not many actually do, the cast is well selected but wasted on a clunky, boring script which, sometimes, I find hard to watch
bexza83 - Fantastic
Brilliant Jodie Whittaker a great choice and Bradley Walsh brings in the comedy aspect 5 stars from me
SirSmithicus - Trash
Bring back Capaldi
Vanner2K1 - Worst series yet.
Could it possibly get any worse. It’s as if the BBC want to kill the series off.
u wn bh - Gggy
Gym and g guy Yggdrasil
alr3id - Meh.
Jodie is a fantastic Doctor, the only real issue is the terrible writing that she’s had to deal with.
The stories are not engaging, are boring, and seem to be trying to push an agenda that no one wants. They are loosing fans even the ones they are trying to target.
The companions, sorry friends *eye roll*, are not too bad, but seem to be very under developed. Graham is by far the best of the bunch.
Let’s get back to basics, and see some decent sci-fi which doesn’t try to preach, or push a hidden message. Let’s go back to having fun like in the Tenant era.
Modehead101 - Dr Bland
Dreadful writing aimed at a Sunday teatime BBC audience who voted blindly for Brexit. Worse season of Dr Who since 1987 and no hope of this current team ending on a high like Sylvestor McCoy. Roll-on that BBC revival of Blake's 7....
Jess-Jess-Jess - Wow
The modern series is at a high that it hasn’t seen since the 10th Doctor. All the people complaining that the show has become too political clearly were only ever surface watching the other series - I mean the Master was an authoritarian leader with definite fascist tendencies and the Cyberman are clearly an allegory for a society that prevents individualism. If you look beyond the surface level Doctor Who has always been political the only difference is that it’s now fronted by a woman and if that’s the reason that has made you hate it, made you need to evaluate how you see women. Hating something because of women isn’t edgy it’s misogyny.
ourmutualfriend1313 - Doctor Dire
A new series, a new Doctor, a new production team and direction.
Sadly, it’s awful. The new Doctor isn’t very good and neither are the scripts.
The production is glossy and slick but don’t expect thrills and spills. Instead it’s pedestrian, bland and curiously boring.
The new Doctor barely registers and seems to be channeling David Tennant. The scripts are very weak and the villains match the weakness of the new Doctor.
Episode one has an evil tooth fairy, episode two some sentient rags, episode three a humanoid racist with a really dumb plan, episode four ups the game with asthmatic spiders and a Donald Trump rip-off. For the most part this is a curiously soulless and tedious version of Who. Not recommended.
9 weeks in now. What have they done?
The Doctor is am-dram awful.
The scripts horribly bad.
The villains non existent.
The PC flag waving endless.
A pale imitation of a once great show.
If you have to buy one episode to prove this buy episode 9. The scene in which the Doctor declares the power of love to a rubber frog sitting on an IKEA chair is worthy of Razzies for anyone involved.
treehouselover - Wonderful, the perfect Doctor
A lovely new series, with fantastic actors, brilliant scripts and improved CGI
Stephen donavan - Brilliant show
I am finding the doctor who series really good the programme I found jumpy was the spider version but I still watched it 😁😁
mattstrations - Good Doctor, Good Companions, Really Really Bad Episodes!!
I’ve been a fan of doctor who ever since I saw Christopher Eccleston fight of the Slitheen in Ten Downing Street. Time and time we get new episodes that keep you interested in the show despite some drawbacks. However this new series has been just the same story over and over again with a new catchphrase being either “brilliant” or “of course”.
Don’t get me wrong I like Jodie Whittaker as the new doctor but please for gods sake make better and more childish shows like I don’t no “The Daleks invade Ancient Rome and the Doctor teams up with Julius Cesar or Susan returns but she is evil I starts a war just for fun” instead we are treated to the doctor avoiding Rosa parks and battling talking frogs?????
People just get the BLOODY right Doctor is a Family Friendly Show not a dark drama it’s NOT BLOODY BROADCHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
skinner29 - Doctor Who 12 ?
I wish the episodes would improve
it's getting a bit boring.
Rudyshen - It’s gone from sci-fi alien to pop equality feed
Just food for the equality and boring now that they used everything for the sake of bringing equality.
AceOfCards140 - Amazingggg
Jodie has done a fantastic job of being an incredible doctor as well as all of her companions, loved it!!
CRT678 - Preachy, boring, over-hyped yawn-fest
The show runner’s scripts are preachy, weak and boring. The new Doctors characterisation is weak and appears to be trying to do a pale imitation of David Tennant. The episodes fizzle out without proper conclusions and I wouldn’t recommend wasting money on this. It was billed as a programme that was going to be something really special and turned out really meh.
Rhysfo - BBC political left
Ruined by left wing bias brainwashing.
-pb- - Moving with the times(lord)
Jodie really feels like The Doctor and Yaz is great as a companion. The stories so far feel like classic Who mixed with modern, some historical, some political or space-based, just like in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It’s quite funny reading reviews complaining about historical episodes or ‘preachy’ writing. Obviously these ‘fans’ haven’t watched anything before the last few series of the show.
StevieGuy - Oh dear
Idiotic writing, no story arc, trite plots and dialogue, and a dumbing down so that it feels more like the Sarah Jane Adventures than proper Dr Who. It’s not entirely Jodie’s fault, though she’s not great, but changing the entire cast and writing team at the same time has totally killed it. Dire.
JBob1029 - Excellent Season
I’m reading an awful lot of bad reviews regarding this season, and whilst everyone is entitled to their own opinion, mines is that this is the best season since Tennant years. The stories are more believable, more relevant and they are helping teach kids today, things I could only dream of seeing and understanding at a younger age. I cannot wait how this season plays out.
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Vance_Umbridge - Over Hyped
... and over priced too.
It’s a very different show from previous ones. If you like the older ones then you’ll probably not be too bothered. It’s all a bit dull really, only for the fans for whom the show is always amazing no matter what.
carefulsquid - She is great the stories terrible.
What a shame she is a fantastic Dr Who. The stories on the other hand are heavy handed, clumsy, insulting and confused.
Writing team need to get their act together for next season or they could kill this off before it gets going.
Really struggling to watch more now.
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Anthony36us - Enjoyable
I'ma little disappointedin the writing, but Jodi W. is great as the doctor. For me the writing anfd story telling if somewhat substandardc ompared to hte scripts the last 3 doctor had to work with. I hope the writing will grow to the level of the actors capability
Drunken Chicken - Political correctness
This season is so political correct and with that comes the total lack of imagination.
The female doctor itself is ok, the writing and stories are garbage. Worst season ever and it’s a shame that a great show like Dr. Who has to suffer under the idiotic political correctness of this time. They killed the show...
slacksploitation - Great Series!
The show is great and I LOVE Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor. Could use a little less leaning on Graham as comic relief, but all in all a solid season so far even though Chibnall is not as strong a writer as Moffat (though he has far fewer plot holes, so maybe it’s a wash).
However ep. 15 doesn’t seem to be included in my season pass. I don’t want to pay an additional $3 for it. Someone make fix!
BeBoundless - Something old, something new
I guess I can understand the negative reviews if you are upset by women and characters of color existing. To anyone who lives in the modern world, this is another great season of Doctor Who. It's not perfect, the weight of three companions sometimes isn't handled properly and the lack of two parters leave some epsiodes with a rushed ending, but it is certainly on par with the Tenth and Elevenths doctors runs. Jodie Whittaker shines as the Doctor and can't wait to see where the show goes from here.
PDXCRS - I'm back
Don't remember when I stopped watching DW but this new season has been popping up on my timeline a lot so I'm back. I'll go back to the seasons I missed when I have some free time.
SBSoprano - An Excellent Continuation
Chris Chibnall's season 11 is different than its predecessors, and that certainly isn't a bad thing. Aside from the Doctor being female, the plotlines are more character-driven than action-driven, and are more thoughtful about the nature of the Doctor. There's a reason in the first episode she states that "when people are in trouble, I never refuse!" and then is forced to refuse help multiple times in subsequent episodes. Her companions are interesting and diverse, and the "fam" all have wonderful chemistry. The show isn't perfect; mistakes are made along the way of figuring itself out, and the series could do with being a few episodes longer so that the characters had more room to settle into their storylines. That being said, it's a great continuation of a classic. Go in with an open mind about more than the new Doctor, and you'll likely enjoy the season.
AmaniUmNoora - Where is the witchfinder?
The episode isn’t available, even though the look inside is... what’s up iTunes?
rabidly waiting for third book - Ehhh...
Ive watched every season of Doctor Who, love it to death, it has been source of laughs and gasps for me for... Well, years at this point. But. This new season. I love Jodie as the female Doctor, I think she could be great. But the Trump Jokes. Really? I watch Doctor Who to get away from things, to have an hour once a week where I can laugh or cry. But instead we have three companions we were thrown into, without any sort of meaningful connection too, and political jokes that have begun to consistently fall flat. I wasnt a fan of the spiders in the UK, or the Rosa Parks episode, but I loved the demons of the Punjab episode. I'm hoping the rest of the season gets back to what made Doctor Who great.
Snarleo - EXTERMINATE!
What happened to Dr. Who?
The actors seem bored. In the middle of a life threatening event, Ryan starts complaining about missing his grandmother. The character of Graham is mopey and doesn't seem at all thrilled about being along for the time/space ride. He occasionally launches into a useless soliloquy. None of the characters are interesting.
Am I the only one mildly insulted by the Rosa Parks episode? The story is that the Doctor facilitates Rosa's act of defiance. There really isn't a Sci Fi aspect to the story. The young man that was supposed to be an alien was just a garden variety racist human. The moral of the story is that the Dr. is somehow responsible for an iconic event leading to the civil rights movement in the US. I suspect the Punjab episode equally dumbs down a complex time. Again there are aliens in that story, but they are completely superflous. Cool looking, but useless to the plot.
The Arachnids episode ended weirdly with the heros standing outside of an apartment complex. The previous scene had giant spiders running toward a safe room. What happened? Did I miss something?
I swear the current tired and bored Tardis travelers would not be up to defending themselves against angry old school Daleks weilding lethal toilet plungers. Daleks like yelling "EXTERMIATE!" It may be a good place to start with the current series.
Lcempj - Doctor No
I keep hoping the show will get better. The only eps. I liked was eps. 2. It remained of Doctor who the greatest show in the galaxy and I even thought maybe they were revisit that whole story line but sadly no. And even with Kerblam I like it all way up to the end and then the ending was just a completely let down. Cause I hope it be the cyberman or the Autons or end a new robot villains. But nope. I miss when the was fun.
As a mom of a ten year old boy who wants to see this season's doctor who I just worry about what message the show is trying to send. I mean the girl power is there and the guys are all scared betas. I mean it really under the radar male hating. Just little things. I won't have a problem with it if it was "equal" back and forth banter between the sexies. But it is all one sided. I do like Ryan Sinclair character he is at least a seems braver then the other men. I get people want to make strong female leads. (And doctor who has had strong women from the begining nothing new) I people want strong female characters for little girls but does it have to come at a price for little boys to not have strong male characters. Can't we have both. Plus can't the banter be even between the two not just one sided. I mean me and my brother use to pick at each other all the time. I say boys drool girls rule and he say the oppoiste. It wasn't I make a joke about him and he'd let it slide.
jubodi - Dr who
Ew a woman?!
heath leager - Can’t believe it’s a woman playing the doctor
I love doctor who
TexStig - Loved It!
Love the new Dr incarnation!
lococoyote - 13 episodes in...
Bottom line: Jodi and crew pull this off wonderfully. Jodi's doctor is less of a "in your face" leader type, but absolutely captures the quirky essence of the Doctor. The new "thresome" companions works very well. Each of these actors play a believable and relatable role.
All in all, this mash-up works very well.
M. A. Krenz - Having a hard time transitioning
No new doctor is ever going to live up to the one you were used to (except matt smith). it takes time to adapt to them all. A new doctor must be approached with an open mind. But I have tried to accept this as the new doctor who and am still disappointed with each episode. Jodie makes an incredible doctor but the episodes have become hard to watch. I heard there are new writers, but everything is new. Every prior regeneration has transitions, with familiar characters or references (Cybermen, Daleks, the master, missy, galafrei, trensalor, etc) words and names that mean something to doctor who fans. But it feels like they just started new and scrapped all of the past and expect people to still except it as doctor who
Prodigal358 - Oh Brilliant
This new incarnation of the show is wonderful. Brings the show back to its roots as an educational show, but also doesn’t lose its great pacing, action, and or emotional moments. Two thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻
ALEKHINE - GAG
Over the many years, Doctor Who saved the universe and took us to amazing places. And when he faced his many enemies, Doctor Who always was ahead of them. But now she is helpless against a new enemy, and it might be unstoppable. Fortunately there is one and only one way out: Fire the boring, PC, zero imagination, talentless writers!
Number 21 - Simply evolutionarily wonderful!
The new ensemble of Dr. Jodie et al and the storylines are terrific!
What else is there to say!
ThikMonkey - Best Season EVER!!
I love Doctor Who! Each season has been incredible and this one won’t disappoint!
Maple Wigle - Arachnids in the UC
So excited can’t wait till comes out
rockstar \m/ - Can’t stay awake
I loved when the Master came back as Missy. She was brilliant. Unfortunately the Doctor didn’t come back as a brilliant female version of the Doctor. A new Doctor is always hard to get used to, and it takes a couple episodes to get the new actor and the writers in sync to bring out the best of the Doctor. So I gave it a few episodes, but I’m struggling. The plots are so predictable I either doze off half way through or I start playing games on my phone. And I agree with all the PC comments people have posted. The Doctor is supposed to bring out the best in people and heal relationships. Last season and this season we just get preached politically correct propaganda. I hope the show turns around. I’m think I’m done watching for this season.
Anonymous5555 - Great season!
Really enjoying this season so far. Good characters, compelling story lines.
Watcher&Waiter - My Heart Breaks (But Still Hopes)
I am probably both a typical and atypical Doctor Who fan: I've watched it since childhood, but I do not follow anything of the show outside of catching every episode (I don't watch behind-the-scenes extras or follow casting or showrunner changes, though I will admit to creating a sound file of the original 1963 theme song to use as a ringtone--that was simply essential). I am very invested in the character and the uniqueness of the show. Oh, and I'm "a girl," so I am also invested in seeing (and believe it is possible to see) a successful female Doctor. With all of that in mind, I'm very reluctant to say a bad word about this new season. And maybe it is wrong to do so, since the show needs and deserves our support. But support includes loving criticism--though I don't harbor any delusions that these criticisms will be heard. Still, gotta say this somewhere. The stars of this show, Whittaker included, are wonderful performers, and of course the production values of the show have not faltered. The directing seems technically fine (unnoticeable, which I assume means fine). What is breaking my heart this season is THE WRITING. Yes, these are dark times, and there is validity to the notion that when times get this dark, one must simplify messages of light in order to reach as many people as possible. But here, simplification is not the answer. Let the after-school specials be after-school specials. Don't make after-school specials of Doctor Who, a show that is loved, and endures, because of the intelligence and complexity with which it delivers both its drama and its comedy. The viewers who complain that this show has declined because it has "become political" are, in my opinion, tragically mistaken: this show has ALWAYS been political. Watch it all again, and pay attention. Doctor Who has always artfully, cleverly, complexly, hilariously tackled issues of race, class, and gender, the wonders and the crimes of science, and most of all, power and violence. If you say that Doctor Who was not political before this season, I say to you that you must have been watching a different Doctor Who. Yet while these reviewers' critiques are woefully off the mark, their lament that the show is faltering is, sadly, correct. Not because it has "become political," but because it has confined itself to simple, narrow sentiments of good and bad, as if our humanity (since the Doctor is, ultimately, all of humanity and its potential combined into one brilliant, flawed, vulnerable, glorious, ever-changing life form) can be reduced to thinly sketched episodes of our history or heavy-handed allegories of our present. A history lesson on the Partition of India or an exposure of the environmental crimes of big business is important, sure, but if this is going to be the subject matter of a Doctor Who episode, don't foreground the messages a writer wants to get across at the expense of the drama (day characters here are all well acted, but they never say one unpredictable thing and rarely connect in a significant way with the contract characters), of the Whoniverse (for instance, we have to work overtime to consider how the aliens of the Punjab even matter to the episode, thematically or dramatically), or, most of all, of the DOCTOR, who rarely plays more of a role in each episode's events than any other character: she might have a little more technical knowledge, sure, but we more often are TOLD that she is special or smart or brave than we witness these aspects of her character--she is not an agent of insight, change, or even disaster, as the Doctor always has been. The Doctor--male or female--must lead the way, make the biggest mistakes, harm and save in equal measure, and then find a way to redeem him or herself in some way that is true to the circumstances--the place and time--of a particular episode, while carrying the marks of that adventure (the scars and the triumphs and the lessons) forward. The Doctor must teach the companions and learn from them. This doctor runs about, and knows things, sure, but she is not being given the grandiose agency or fallibility of her previous regenerations, a fact that I would accept if I had any sense that the writers intended to create such a dilemma, crafting the series in a way that gradually revealed why. A female Doctor might be extra vulnerable--unsure of herself in this form that she has to admit is indeed different than the others, or perhaps totally confident in her form, but struggling with the way everyone else responds to it--but vulnerability is--duh!--not passivity. I dare the writers of this season--or anyone, for that matter--to take the scripts we've seen thus far and strike the specifics of the Whoniverse from them: take out the TARDIS and make it a time-travel wormhole; take out the sonic and replace it with some other magic wand or tricorder; take out the Doctor herself and replace her with an intrepid leader of a fantastic human four--say, Grace, Ryan's "nan"--and see if anything major changes. I dare you to take the Doctor out of Doctor Who Series 11, and see if you experience any loss. The loss is ALREADY being experienced by those who have come to look to Doctor Who for beauty and wisdom and love, and I'd say that in today's climate--the one the writers are so obviously responding to--that is no small tragedy. But it's not too late. You've got the raw material here. A rich history (which you need not reference explicitly, but you must not erase!) and a lovely cast, including a potentially fantastic Doctor. Please bring the level of the writing back to what it should be. In our sad, divisive, backsliding times, we don't need to dumb things down or change what has uplifted us in the past: we need to allow it to do what it has always done, louder, more courageously, more transformatively--and I think nothing has more potential to reach, galvanize, and unite us than the complex fictional world and intensely human characters that used to make up Doctor Who.
Cghackney227 - Finally A Positive Review.
Tl;DR The show is just as good as it always has been with a new doc and new gender. There are not political agendas so dont accuse it of such.
That being said...
this is to squash some stigma to the show. I was actually pretty worried about how this show would go with such a major change but it seems the problem is the community. First off, the show hasn't become about politics and if you take politics out of it then you're thinking too hard. The episode Rosa has no ulterior motives. It is a mere representation of a historical moment and if you could go back and see something so special, would you not? Would you sit and complain about it like you are on here? It's sad to see people try to find hate where there is none. Stop trying to justify your disapproval and say that you dislike it. You have a right to an opinion but please understand the difference between a logical opinion and pure hatred. Finally I would like to say that Jodie Whittaker is the embodiment of curiousity. She isn't trying to be like tennant. She is astoundingly unique and takes things on only to have to solve them after thinking harder. She captures what a brand new Doc should be and I am more than happy to continue to support Doctor Who even more.
A fan since 2003
ericmann77 - :(
Smiling Flash - Dr WHAT?
New actors, new show runner, new writers have turned Dr. Who into a boring show that is preachy and juvenile. This is not Dr Who, it is the Sarah Jane Adventures, with a wise old woman leading a bunch of youths. There are no scary monsters or big bads, just monsters of the week. The previous seasons showed the dark side of the Doctor; he often had to make hard choices, and the series stressed how alone he was as a hyper smart, immortal alien who was nearly the last of his kind. Also, he often had romantic tension with his companions. Not with this series - everyone is happy and chipper, and there is no romance. What would have been groundbreaking would be not only to have a female Doctor, but have her develop romantic tension with a male, or even female companion. Not here, that would be too adult for this juvenile season. So boring and tepid.
Sucker30 - Disaster
Please fire the writers and save Dr Who! The new Dr is great but the writing and anti-american themes are going to alienate some of us Yanks
Tmelt - The End for Doctor Who
The BBC finally screwed the pooch. This is the first version of the doctor that I am completely unable to accept as Doctor Who. I think the BBC was more concerned about making the doctor a female than producing a believable character. Unless she regenerates into another body at the end of this season or I believe this will be the final Doctor Who season.
KenyJacks - Season 11
I absolutely love the new Dr. She’s as quirky as the Doctor that first got me into the show. I’m excited.
Solviet Russia - Terrible
Girl doctor don’t watch. Garbage
mpy6348 - Not the same Doctor Who
While I believe the thirteenth doctor has a lot of potential, the direction of this show has changed for the worse. The stories are boring and the Doctor has yet to really “do” anything. Where’s the excitement, the climactic story lines, the great soundtrack? I am really down on this season.
Mayor of Whoville - Political correctness run amok
What made Dr. Who an exciting show is still there, suspense, lots of running, weird bad guys. But what is lacking is also apparent. Lack of clever writing, the episodes especially "Rosa" is too preachy. They are trying too hard to be multicultrual and politically correct. They need to go back to the format of using alien worlds and alien situations that reflect upon our society's ills. Instead of time traveling on Earth to demonstrate multiculturalism. As to the new Dr. Who, well I can think of many better actresses (in my opinion she should had been older) instead what they gave us was a Dr. Who that is more like a football/soccer mom. I rthink this Dr Who will be regenerating after this season unless the politically correct studio insists on another season despite dropping viewership.
Funnyguy010 - Horrible
This used to be a great show but has been in rapid decline over the past two seasons. Now with the new everything (down to the writers), maybe it needs to take another break for a couple decades.
Bodalenko - The First female Dr has been hobbled by PC..
I was expecting great things from Jodie but after 4 episodes its clear that PC has hobbled her performance and made her just look plain silly, and thats asides her silly wardrobe. She's a woman for petes sake, why is it wrong for her to act and appear like one? The 3 companions, all ticking the necessasry PC boxes, idea is a total failure and NONE have the personality of Pond, Rory, Rose or Clara. The 3 of them coyuld be sucked in to the vacuum of space and nobody would care! Sorry but he new direction is a step in the wrong direction..
sonicaperture2 - Brand new era of Doctor Who done right
Watching season 11 of Doctor Who gives me that same feeling I had when I just started season 5 with Matt Smith. Great changes with promising futures. Jodie Whittaker does an amazing job in her role as The Doctor, and I very much look forward to see what this new era of Doctor Who has to offer.
Munin218 - Classic Who for the modern era
This season has been wonderful! They’ve been bringing back what classic who always did—history episodes that teach, and Monster of the Week style episodes. The new Doctor is just as full of the goofy enthusiasm as the best of them—Jodie is doing a great job, and her Doctor is easily one of my favorites.
HannahNightsy - F***ing amazing
Best show there is. The new Doctor is doing a brilliant job.
77711Q55 - 7777
I want my money back.
Rubidium - Just plain meh.
Jodie Whittaker is great as the Doctor, and the new companions are all great, but the writing just falls flat on its time-wimey face. Villains and monsters that don't inspire awe or fear, and plotlines straight out of an X-Files episode. It just feels like they've dialed down the overall scope of the show, and this is to its detriment, sadly.
Sliknikolai - Its all in the writing
Jodie does a great job in her role but they’ve really done a great job in making the show more deliberate, more relatable, and simplified in a good way, emphasizing the important key elements. The dialogue is fantastic and well executed. And the HD stereoscopic really pops
rayray485 - Fire the writers
We are four episodes into the 11th season with a new Doctor and companions, all being excellent choices. We also have new writers which seems to be the problem. Why would the TARDIS throw the Doctor out? Because he/she is a woman now? He/she is still the Doctor and the TARDIS would know this. It just doesn’t make sense. Loved the idea of Jody making her own screwdriver though. The “Rosa” episode was liking watching an episode of “Timeless” not “Doctor Who”. The event would be a fixed point in time anyway, having to happen. The show has turned political and has focused solely on earth history forgetting that we can go anywhere in time and space. I watch shows like this to get away from politics not have them thrown in my face. I find it hard to believe the BBC has given these episodes the green light. Are we out of ideas and imagination? It feels like Doctor Who ended last season, and I am watching a newly created show that has the same name, but not the same agenda. I’ll keep watching, but I am hoping for a change in direction. Remember…ANYWHERE in space and time…
Tantalus010 - Jodie's fine, but the rest...is overhyped
I'm rating this series after having watched the first four episodes because we only have 10 episodes total until the Christmas special, so we're already almost halfway done with this series. I think Jodie does just fine as the Doctor. She's got the usual mannerisms and the quirkiness down very well, all while still being her own character, as each Doctor is.
As for the rest, well, I frankly haven't found it as good as previous seasons. In part, BBC overhyped it, so that's a self-inflicted wound. But even when I put that aside and judge the show on its own merits compared to past seasons, I still find it lacking: it just hasn't grabbed me like previous seasons have. I think that's largely due to the writing: I've found it slow, bland, and too predictable. The TARDIS interior being hideous also doesn't help. If I try to think of good things that stand out to me this season, the visual effects have been top notch, and I loved the design of the DIY sonic screwdriver. Most everything else, though, I've felt was pretty "meh".
Nickname 256);: - Can't believe it is GOOD
I thought this was going to be horrible. I thought this was going to be Another show making pushing a PC agenda that required we pretend to enjoy it, even thought it lacks story, skill or substance. However, that seems to be far from the case. while it is not completely free of PC propaganda, the story is intriguing and stands on its own, as do the actors. I was extremely surprised, pleasantly so, as to the skill and uniqueness of this Doctor and her companions. I must admit that I was wrong, and do enjoy watching this incarnation of the Doctor. The question must always be first and foremost, do I enjoy the story and characters, and if the answer is yes, then much can be forgiven, PC or not. Thankyou for not sacraficing character and story.
Dr. Gibson - What happened to Doctor Who
I've seen all available Doctor Who episodes back to William Hartnel. However, they have been non-political. In the latter episodes of season 10, the BBC started with Trump jokes. Now in Season 11. A show about Rosa Parks because, the BBC decides to wipe the US' face in a past history of racism. Then in "Arachnids in the UK", the Villian is an evil angry white American male - who happens to own a golf course and hotel in Scotland. The character is obviously an "Evil Donald Trump". Hate or love Trump. Politics doesn't belong on Doctor Who. Watching Doctor Who should be a temporary escape from the problems of the world.
Futae - Hello Mr. Plot-Point
So far, each episode this season has had a villain, and each villain could be best described as ‘a plot point’ - someone who acts not as a person, but as a poorly managed plot point. Someone who exists to convey an attitude that by its very nature needs to be struck down, defeated, or at a minimum, sternly opposed.
I’m sorry to see that happening to the Dr. Who franchise, as I’ve enjoyed all the episodes in the new series up until this season. I’m also sorry to see them drawing on the social elements that they have. A good writer could really shine with these subjects, but the story I’ve seen thus far has had the characters, through misguided necessity, spend more time ‘doing the right thing’ than doing the ‘intelligent being with a brain thing’. There is a world of difference between the two, and one of them only plays well in stories with plot-point villains.
I’m sure I’ll watch on in the vain hope it’ll improve later in the season, but barring different script writers, I expect it will remain a vain hope.
Ron7011 - SoSoSad
Doctor Who was Great, Not anymore, I am so Glad I didn't buy this series like I always have in the past, Well, Bye Doctor Who, It was a nice run. Maybe in the future British Television should write about something that they know something about, Like British history.
Death Note Superfan - Awesome!
I wasnt really sure what to expect at first but I like it a lot! I’ve only seen the first 4 episodes so I’ve still got to keep watching but I really like the new actor for the doctor! I’m still a loyal Tennant fan (haha) but I’m glad this doctor is great as well!
PayWhoYaOwe - Campy - in a bad way
The writing needs another pass. The acting is just - I don't know how to say it - stuck in the lines. I watched Who as a kid. Took a break. Tuned in for this. Just wish is was more clever, less mechanical. And I wish the lead would relax into the part instead of forcing something that seems off-the-shelf.
Jonathan1412 - Yup
TheFunkyWickedMaven - Good Start
Considering there’s only been one episode yet, and I can’t say how it’s all going to go, but I can already feel more optimistic about the new Doctor than the previous two. It has a different vibe than the Moffat period, a bit more like the beginning of the Davies era, but definitely it’s own feel. It kind of reminds me of the 10th Doctor’s intro episode, there’s some humor, but it’s not all jokey either. I’ll admit I lost interest towards the end of the Davies era, and from there wasn’t impressed with the characters or their treatment, but this opener gives me hope, almost like with the 9th Doctor in Rose.
I’m updating my review to 5 stars. The new Doctor is awesome and so are her friends. 😁
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@TrustMeTrooper This is season 11 of doctor who
No se si terminarme la season 11 de doctor who y empezar la 12 o que
I finished Doctor Who Series 12 and oh my god it was good
I was really worried that i wont like it after Series 11…
@whatabadmeme69 @JayUlive XD I see then if I do actually start watching Doctor Who and enjoy it, I need to avoid season 11 and 12
@bbcdoctorwho hi there. Is there any platform in Rep of Ireland to watch Doctor Who Season 11 please? I cant find i…
The soundtrack to this mornings work is the #DoctorWho season 12 soundtrack. It 'feels' so much more like a Doctor…
I was already enjoying Doctor Who season 11, but the fact that they cast a blind actor to play a blind character on…
Oh boy time for my monthly viewing of doctor who season 9 episode 11
@JohnTheWhite1 @MAGA_Whovian Yep, that's what always happens when you appeal to critics and not the audience.
chris chibnall - Doctor Who season 11 - 12
i don’t need sleep i need to get to season 11 of doctor who and see jodie whittaker as the doctor
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@hawkeyerob: Doctor Who, season 11, episode 3. “Rosa.” A timely episode, considering the events of the past week. It’s hard to believe t…
Can someone explain to me why Doctor Who Season 11 was SO UTTERLY SHIT, while Season 12 is fucking MAGNIFICENT!?