Bigger and bolder than ever, this season marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor – a super-smart force of nature – alongside a team of new and delightful characters.
I¡¯m going to stop beating around the bush and cut to the chase. I. Loved. It. Jodie Whittaker did a superb job. Her initial take on the Doctor has many throw-back personality traits to David Tennent¡¯s Doctor, which I absolutely love. She was clever, she was snippy, she was scatter brained. It was exactly what the Doctor should be.
Now, about the rest of the show. I just want BBC to know that I see what you did. It appears that they¡¯ve taken the most popular characters over the last 10 seasons and reinvented them to inject a little energy and fan support into the show. Graham is a lot like Donna¡¯s grandfather ¨C who was/is a beloved character on the show. What¡¯s-his-face and what¡¯s-her-face remind me of a bit of the Rory and Amy dynamic. I appreciated the Rory/Amy storylines because there was a bit of romance on the show, but without bastardizing the Doctor¡¯s character. (Don¡¯t get me wrong. I love the Doctor and Rose together. But, that¡¯s not supposed to be the point of the show.) Lastly, Jodie¡¯s Doctor is very reminiscent of the 10th Doctor, which is commonly accepted as the best Doctor ever and if you disagree with me, you¡¯re obviously wrong. J/K! (But David really was the best Doctor.)
I have high hopes for this season if they can keep the character development on track. The storyline of this premier episode was ok. At first, I thought the Warrior was going to be the newest iteration of Cyberman. That would have been kinda cool. Instead, we got creepy tooth-face-man. An interesting foe, but unlikely to become a reoccurring monster on the show.
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