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.
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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