Doctor Who : Season 1

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70

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  • 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

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  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. Like so much British science fiction, especially Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, this "Doctor Who" has a goofy, homemade quality; it's less interested in gizmos than in characters.
  3. Despite a few missteps, there's much to recommend.
  4. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    This remake achieves an Avengers-like balance of cheeky wit amid the cheesiness.
  5. Silly, sophomoric stuff that is sure to please its television audience.
  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: 81 out of 97
  2. Negative: 6 out of 97
  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. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    First of all, let me get this straight. This is my favorite TV show of all time. The classic Doctor Who was awful for me. But then the newFirst of all, let me get this straight. This is my favorite TV show of all time. The classic Doctor Who was awful for me. But then the new Doctor Who came out. I wasn't sure. Then I watched one episode, then I fell in love. Doctor Who is a strange show, yes, but that's what makes it amazing. Some the episodes may not look good, but once you see them they are great. Now, I'll try to keep this as spoiler free as I can. The only hint I can give you. Time travel. If that doesn't bring you in, the rest will. The show has expanded to have many toys and things, games, and make a large impact on the world. No, I'm not kidding. The entire world. The 50th anniversary cause Google, Yahoo, etc. to celebrate with Easter eggs and games. And if you don't live in the UK like me, the show is on Netflix and Hulu Plus. Check it out now. Expand
  3. JohnD
    Mar 17, 2006
    10
    This is an amazingly successful relaunch of the beloved sci-fi series - both conceptually and commercially. Give it a try! Just don't be This is an amazingly successful relaunch of the beloved sci-fi series - both conceptually and commercially. Give it a try! Just don't be scared off by the first episode ("Rose"), which is the weakest of the season. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    It's amazing how nobody else had the balls to outright say that this show sucks, and I'm not gonna be one to break the mold. Doctor Who is byIt's amazing how nobody else had the balls to outright say that this show sucks, and I'm not gonna be one to break the mold. Doctor Who is by far one of the greatest sci-fi shows in existence and I think the reason for that is the fact that it has become a British national treasure and that writers and directors take great care of it. There are many great episodes and the bad ones are few and far between. The plots and stories are expertly told, the characters are expertly casted, the performances are almost always great, the action is amazing, and its adventurous feel is unavoidable. It's a must see for everyone, ranging from the most hardcore sci-fi fan to the most casual and average viewer. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2014
    9
    I thoroughly enjoyed season one. Rose is a perfect companion for the mysterious Doctor. I didn't care for some episodes, and some of themI thoroughly enjoyed season one. Rose is a perfect companion for the mysterious Doctor. I didn't care for some episodes, and some of them seemed to drift away from the story arch but even those were very well written. Overall it's a fantastic series filled with science fiction and drama. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Doctor who has is one of my old time favourites, but of late the scripting and stories have become pretty bad. Also, now practically every episode is filled with clara (the doctors assistant) moaning about something. I believe that in the future doctor who will become better. Overall it's a fun and original thing to watch. Expand
  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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