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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. Reviewed by: Charles McGrath
    70
    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. 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: 77 out of 88
  2. Negative: 4 out of 88
  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. Mar 21, 2014
    10
    IT ROCKS! WONDERFUL PLACES, AMAZING PERFORMANCE AND INTELLIGENT DIALOGUES AND EPISODES. THE BEST SCI-FI TV SERIES EVER. WHAT CAN I REQUESTIT ROCKS! WONDERFUL PLACES, AMAZING PERFORMANCE AND INTELLIGENT DIALOGUES AND EPISODES. THE BEST SCI-FI TV SERIES EVER. WHAT CAN I REQUEST MORE? I'D SPEND MY WHOLE SUMMER, WATCHING IT AGAIN AND AGAIN! Expand
  3. SandiB
    Apr 2, 2006
    10
    Very thrilled to see the Doctor Back on Sci-Fi and back for a new season. Being a Whovian, I was at first hesitant to see Christopher Very thrilled to see the Doctor Back on Sci-Fi and back for a new season. Being a Whovian, I was at first hesitant to see Christopher Eccleston cast in the role, now I am totally 100% ecstatic. The new cast and format are wonderfull and they kept the theme, which is very important to hardcore fans. Glad to see the TARDIS and the Doctor back in action. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2010
    10
    I fell for Doctor Who this season. I hadn't much liked it when I was a kid but this is brilliant. Christopher Eccelston is brilliant as TheI fell for Doctor Who this season. I hadn't much liked it when I was a kid but this is brilliant. Christopher Eccelston is brilliant as The Doctor, quirky, funny, serious, mysterious. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2014
    9
    This series starts with an episode titled rose, it was ok, kind of cheesy to begin with but I really enjoyed the episode, the end of theThis series starts with an episode titled rose, it was ok, kind of cheesy to begin with but I really enjoyed the episode, the end of the world, was pretty **** the detective idea works, when the audience don't know who it is.. so it was an okish episode but pretty rubbish when it came to the characters, the beginning of the series starts off with a bang though, we are given christopher eccleston as the doctor who is **** amazing and billie piper who's **** hot but a **** as rose to her boyfriend and practically every other character in the series.. the series 2 part finale and the empty child and the doctor dances are 2(well 4) of the best new who... this series has a few ****ty episodes, like world war 3, aliens of london and boom town.. but a few are alright and the rest are incredible.. 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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