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  • Starring: David Morrissey, Kylie Minogue, Jenna-Louise Coleman
  • Summary: Christopher Eccleston becomes the ninth actor to take on the role of the time-travelling title character in the BBC's latest incarnation (the first in 16 years) of its venerable sci-fi franchise, airing in the U.S. for the first time after becoming an unexpected hit in Britain last year.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Robert Holmes, Malcolm Hulke, Bob Baker
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Mar 26, 2005
  • Episode Length: 45
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you're looking for allegorical, intriguing science fiction, this isn't it. If you're OK with rapid-fire, light-hearted dialogue with an occasional dig at politics and culture, this "Doctor Who" is your cup of tea.
  2. Silly, sophomoric stuff that is sure to please its television audience.
  3. Reviewed by: Sharon Eberson
    70
    Some of the pop-culture humor and creatures owe a nod to "Farscape," but the camp level is high and can be mighty funny.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    This remake achieves an Avengers-like balance of cheeky wit amid the cheesiness.
  5. Despite a few missteps, there's much to recommend.
  6. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    60
    It's pretty decent hokum--fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 84
  2. Negative: 4 out of 84
  1. Oct 12, 2011
    10
    As an American, British TV was irrelevant to me. That was until I stumbled on this masterpiece. About one year ago I discovered the TV showAs an American, British TV was irrelevant to me. That was until I stumbled on this masterpiece. About one year ago I discovered the TV show and soon watched every episode, eventually reaching Season 6, which I loved. If you are a fan of Sci-fi or just very intellectual story-telling, check this show out. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2014
    10
    How can you not love this TV show?

    It's simply perfect. The casting, the writing...everything. David Tennant will always be my favourite
    How can you not love this TV show?

    It's simply perfect. The casting, the writing...everything. David Tennant will always be my favourite Doctor but the other 10 Doctors and John Hurt are great too. Jenna Coleman has quickly become my favourite companion; she's the perfect archetypal companion. Cheeky, smart and full of personality: everything you could possibly want in a companion.

    As for eras, I particularly like the Moffat Era. It has a incredibly interesting dark fairytale tone that simply just suits Doctor Who. It's a tone that neatly sums up the 11th Doctor and Amy's relationship too. Steven Moffat has got it all right.
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  3. JimT
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    Doctor Who, especially the third season, has matured far past it's monster-of-the-week original premise. It's a been about choices Doctor Who, especially the third season, has matured far past it's monster-of-the-week original premise. It's a been about choices and consequences, something lost on modern society, and our responsibilities to society in general, and in it's moments of detail, to those close to us. The Doctor has also matured, from a lucky bumbler, past Eccleston's "edgy" and angry doctor. He's more mature, his history and internal feeling are more of the story line, yat he keeps the boyishness we expect from the Doctor. He's deeper without being too mature, and that's refreshing. One viewing of "The Girl In the Fireplace" lets you know you're heading into deeper territories than before, and it becomes another step towards, the excellent season finale. Do watch it! Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    This is the best TV show ever. Every episode is something new, and unpredictable. Great dialogues, clever stories and actors. It deserve to beThis is the best TV show ever. Every episode is something new, and unpredictable. Great dialogues, clever stories and actors. It deserve to be CULT. It´s from episode to episode better. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2012
    9
    Great Show Period. Doctor Who is such a great and captivating series. Who ever wrote the scripts and came up with the episodes has such anGreat Show Period. Doctor Who is such a great and captivating series. Who ever wrote the scripts and came up with the episodes has such an open, creative, and interesting imagination! WEEPING ANGELS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2011
    8
    Great TV show that keeps you wanting more all the time.
  7. Jan 4, 2015
    0
    Purely giving it red because I hat what Moffat has done to Doctor who. However if you would have asked me the same question some years back,Purely giving it red because I hat what Moffat has done to Doctor who. However if you would have asked me the same question some years back, it would easily have acquired a green. Expand

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