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To think the new Dr Who is totally shite

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Bearbehind · 04/11/2018 19:28

The first female doctor - such an opportunity yet it’s been wasted - she’s crap.

Completely overacted in every single episode.

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thegreylady · 11/11/2018 22:15

Really rubbish: we enjoyed the Rosa Parks episode but the rest has been embarrassing. I have switched off the automatic record setting for it. It is such a shame, the scripts are ghastly. JW overacts, BW underacts and everyone else just hops about looking awkward.


seventhgonickname · 11/11/2018 22:27

That story line barely needed the Dr,just as well really.
I was all for a female Dr but if she's not breathless she looking scared.
I know it's for kids but my dd has given up in disgust.This is the first episode she has missed since it returned with Eccleston.
Was the music throughout necessary?


CountFosco · 11/11/2018 22:33

Well I just had a chat with my kids about partition which they knew nothing about. So it served its purpose there. I thought that episode was good, it feels very old school and educational but the kids were completely entranced.


gaggiagirl · 11/11/2018 22:40

I love her
I love this season
I've adored every episode and my children have too. Fans here.
Everyone is brilliant in it and the stories are wonderful. I had fallen out of love with the Dr. It's all come back now.


GrandTheftWalrus · 11/11/2018 22:51

I hated Martha and Clara but I'd gladly take them back over JW being the doctor.

She's crap. I'm really not enjoying it nor is DP and we are both big fans.

I'm hoping she's only in it one series. Not because she's a female but because she is rubbish.


itswinetime · 11/11/2018 22:57

I'm not ready to judge JW till she has a Dr worthy script and plot which I don't think she has at the moment. They are obviously moving in a different direction this time which while working for some isn't for others. For me it's very reminiscent of kids tv which while great for some, for me is lacking the escapism of the Dr


BoneyBackJefferson · 11/11/2018 23:04

it's a children's programme

People keep posting this but it has always been a family show.


Davros · 11/11/2018 23:19

Exactly, it's not strictly a children's programme. It wouldn't be on CBBC for instance like the Sara Jane Adventures which WAS a kids' programme


GrandTheftWalrus · 11/11/2018 23:25

Sarah Jane Adventures: kids

Doctor Who: family

Torchwood: adults.


Ruffina · 11/11/2018 23:32

Hey kids, tune in on Thursday when Tree Fu Tom reflects on the causes of the Armenian Genocide.


fabricstash · 11/11/2018 23:38

I am absolutely loving it. ! Aimed perfectly for my ds 9&12 and I think JW is great to boot. Some people like to moan about anything different


SoupDragon · 12/11/2018 07:26

Some people like to moan about anything different

No, some people simply have a different opinion. 🙄


SunflowerJo08 · 12/11/2018 07:50

I don't mind the cast but it's the actual content of the episodes which is really boring - last nights was more like a CBBC history programme. Whilst interesting it was not anything like the standard of prime time DW.


nellieellie · 12/11/2018 07:59

I agree. I think the writing is boring, the dialogue purely functional, and the characters are bland. I think it is unfair to criticise JW for overacting - go back and have a look at David Tennant and Christoper Ecclestone who really overdo the zany, hyperactive smart arse Doctor thing. But she’s not been given much to work with.
It’s much more like the Sarah Jane adventures. I don’t like that there’s 3 companions, and it shouldn’t be aimed at 9 yr olds given the time slot, but it is. Too self consciously issue and educational topic led. Where’s the imagination?


SoupDragon · 12/11/2018 08:03

she’s not been given much to work with.

This is the problem. I can't see her as the Doctor because she's not showing the control/confidence/whatever. I don't know if it's because of the writing or her acting.. she hasn't been given a fair chance and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. There's always some settling in after a regeneration but there's been no improvement yet.


seventhgonickname · 12/11/2018 08:11

The Sarah Jane adventures were much better,good acting and a place for all the main characters.I used to watch it with my dd.
I thing JW lacks authority and really,really needs a new look.


Spankyoumuchly · 12/11/2018 08:22

I haven't enjoyed any. Too much moral story telling. You can't put modern attitudes on historical events. We're different people to the people who lived it. The doctor talks too quickly and the sidekicks are boring. She doesn't seem to be an intelligent doctor. Over use of the sonic screwdriver . How is it providing written information when there's no screen and it never has been readable before? There's no flair or charisma.


WellThisIsShit · 12/11/2018 09:14

I’m enjoying being able to watch it with my son, which I’ve not been able to with the other series, as they’ve been too scary to watch without me having to prescribe first.

But, I’m not enjoying the earth bound ‘teaching moment’ woke-ness which is soooo unsubtle and dominates each episode. It’s annoying and limiting.


mondaysaturday · 12/11/2018 09:26

Agree, I think it's awful and a total wasted opportunity. I was so excited for a female Doctor and JW is a dreadful disappointment. She's chewing the scenery in every single scene she's in.


Walkingdeadfangirl · 13/11/2018 03:07

What was the actual point of the last episode? Just like the Rosa Parks episode the 'aliens' have no impact or relevance to the plot? Its not a Sci-Fi series anymore, its just a history programme.

Humans go back in time witness the partition of India, apparently it wasn't very nice. That is literally all that happened. WHY? Are the BBC trying to kill the franchise off?


Davros · 13/11/2018 08:22

I predicted after PC it had had its day. One last gasp, a break and then back in ten years with all these "old" Doctors and companions making appearances

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