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: 78 out of 92
  2. Negative: 4 out of 92
  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. philipa
    Mar 17, 2006
    10
    the best childrens show that adults love too watch it together!
  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. CarlosG
    Mar 30, 2006
    9
    Very enterning it took me back to my childhood when I used to watch the old version, also the yound lady that travels with him seems rather Very enterning it took me back to my childhood when I used to watch the old version, also the yound lady that travels with him seems rather attractive Expand
  6. RH
    Mar 17, 2006
    8
    Downloaded all of these when they aired last spring/summer. Glad that they're finally going to be aired over here. Also, don't Downloaded all of these when they aired last spring/summer. Glad that they're finally going to be aired over here. Also, don't believe any reviewers that complain that their isn't a central storyline running through it all. There is, but it doesn't start to become apparent until later in the season. They probably only saw the first few episodes, hence why their judgement is slightly off. 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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