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To think the new Dr Who is totally shite

271 replies

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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Fishandthechips · 04/11/2018 21:10

I dont like that the new writer has seemingly wiped out all of Doctor Whos history and is blatently acting like anything before Jodie doesnt exist. It does a show thats been running for over 50 years a disservice.
Where are the Daleks? or the Cybermen? Or any classic who villain? It takes away the legacy of the character of the doctor and makes her any old superhuman thats been done to death.


Bouchie · 04/11/2018 21:11

We have absolutely loved it in this house. We are a family of lifelong Doctor Who fans. The last series was much too convoluted. Cant believe people are moaning about over acting, she's the doctor, that's what the doctor does!


BentNeckLady · 04/11/2018 21:12

I was so so bored of daleks and cybermen so I'm glad to see they haven't make an appearance as yet.


Andcake · 04/11/2018 21:14

Life long fan...watched first Jodie episode hated it...just watching second episode on catch up now as dp has persuaded me to give it another go...
It's shit...
It is just not clever/smart anymore- she lacks authority..needs a better actor and better scripts.

I will probably try the rosa parks episode as everyone says it's good.


WizardOfToss · 04/11/2018 21:15

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stoplickingthetelly · 04/11/2018 21:15

I'm really enjoying this series again. Had to give up watching previous dr. He was dreadful.


BarryHumphriesWardrobeAdvisor · 04/11/2018 21:16

Miriam Margolyes or Stephanie Cole for the Doctor, with Mark Gatiss as the writer.

Yep, I'd watch that!


2ducks2ducklings · 04/11/2018 21:16

I like the new Doctor and her companions. However the PC over load is driving me mad.


GerdaLovesLiIi · 04/11/2018 21:17

The Rosa Parks episode made me cringe.


madcatladyforever · 04/11/2018 21:21

I hate it. In a desperate attempt to be politically correct they totally made a joke of everything Rosa Parkes stood for, making her into a stupid sci fi episode. Dr Who is not what I would want my kids to associate her with.
The whole thing is ghastly from the half mast trousers to the hyperactive running about.


Magicpaintbrush · 04/11/2018 21:26

I like the new Dr but what I think is wrong with this series is the music and the camerawork, it's lost it's energy and colour and the music is really sedate. I feel like the director has gone for a more subdued overall feel which I don't like at all. There is less humour. The whole thing feels less adventurous and colourful. I don't think it's the doctor that's the problem here, it's everything else.


Bearbehind · 04/11/2018 21:30

It’s cack.

She’s like a breathless Leanne Battersby in every episode.

And the storylines are ridiculous.

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pontiouspilates · 04/11/2018 21:32

Following on from my earlier post - I have to admit, that was a bloody dreadful episode!


SheWoreBlueVelvet · 04/11/2018 21:37

Anything JW is trying to do is ruined by the moralistic shite they call a script.
Compare to the first Weeping Angels episode or The Library. Well you can't can you.


woodhill · 04/11/2018 21:39

Or Sue pollard


RhubarbTea · 04/11/2018 21:42

It's completely shit and I SO wanted to like it as well. A real let down - David Tennant was amazing and Christopher Ecclestone and Matt Smith were very good. JW is... not doing it for me. And yet I loved her in Broadchurch, so maybe she's wrong for the role because she can clearly act. As others have said the scripts are crap, and the loss of humour is depressing.
I am quite sad because I was looking forward to it.


ShakespearesSisters · 04/11/2018 21:44

I'm loving it


llangennith · 04/11/2018 21:47

Really disappointed in her. She's usually a good actress but she seems to be acting like Matt Smith's Doctor Who. Completely OTT and irritating.


tumpymummy · 04/11/2018 21:56

I'm enjoying it, although haven't seen this week's. I like her. I haven't watched Dr who for years and now with this new series hubby and I watch it even though the kids are too old now! I prefer the stories without loads of aliens.


jacksonmaine · 04/11/2018 21:56

Yes that's it @llangennith. It is like a caricature.


tenorladybeaker · 04/11/2018 21:59

Tonight's was terrible but I don't think it's the actors. Chris Chibbnal simply does not have the talent of the likes of Russell T Davies or Steven Moffat. The writing is dodgy and the plots very shakey.

But there's never been a golden age when it was always perfect.

And those of who who keep saying "it's supposed to be lighthearted Sci fi" simply have not been paying attention. It has always been intended to be educational and with plenty of opportunities to bring history to life in between futuristic episodes that teach equally important lessons with allegories.


BoneyBackJefferson · 04/11/2018 22:06


It has always been intended to be educational and with plenty of opportunities to bring history to life in between futuristic episodes that teach equally important lessons with allegories.

Yes, but sometimes it has been subtle others not so much, but viewers (if they were so inclined) could always ignore it and enjoy the story around it, this is like taking a sledgehammer to an egg.


snowbear66 · 04/11/2018 22:07

Agree with previous posters she lacks gravitas, not because she is a woman but it's the woman they've chosen. As an actor she doesn't seem geeky enough to be the doctor -she's coming across as a bit of a time-traveling social worker. I really wanted to like it but it's the mixture of the terribly preachy PC plotlines and they haven't written her any funny lines either.


TheDogAteMySock · 04/11/2018 22:09

Unfortunately I have to agree with you, it's crap! I enjoyed the Rosa Parks one but all the others have been dire and I've not taken to her at all, she's so scatty and lacking in any gravitus, even when other Doctors have been a bit odd, they've still commanded respect, she's just a lot of breathy rushing about. And the companies are dreadful too.


greathat · 04/11/2018 22:12

It seems a lot more child friendly than it used to be. I wouldn't let my kids watch the weeping angels or the things in the shadows in the big library. I loved that whole River Song storyline they just ditched

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