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I’m bummed for the long wait but that seems to be the way things are done these days. Doctor Who, Game Of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, My Brilliant Friend, Lost In Space, Sherlock, and a few others I watch. I don’t watch GoT, but I know they also have long breaks.

I’m ok with the breaks. TV in general these days is big budget Hollywood quality. Everything seems top notch because (I suspect) they take longer and put a lot of time & effort into the shows.

Regarding Doctor Who specifically; Very happy with this first season. It seemed to fly by. Only one more and we’re on our break. I don’t have strong thoughts one way or another on the Christmas episodes. They’ve been hit or miss quality-wise, so I don’t see it as a big deal that we’re getting a New Years episode instead.

I’m just glad we’re getting one more.

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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Jaitea said:
It’s obviously not hot property any more,…hopefully they take the criticism on board & correct their course

To which criticism are you referring?

Viewing figures have taken a nose dive, general reviews here in UK are not great, complaints about the PC subject matter, I personally gave up after episode 3, I found it rather lame & uninteresting & a bit preachy

I had high hopes for a new direction & I’m still optimistic it will pick up again

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A shame you gave up after Rosa mate, think you missed out some good episodes and intriguing stories - not without faults or criticism, but enjoyable overall.
 

Re the viewing figures - how so a ‘nosedive’ mate? Comparing season 11’s viewing figures to season 10’s - they have improved… both seasons lose viewers as the series progresses, yet season 11’s lowest rating beats the highest rating of season 10:-

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-11-2018-uk-ratings-accumulator-88397.htm

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-10-2017-uk-ratings-accumulator-84045.htm

Season 11 had generally positive reviews overall in the UK mainstream media (that I read, anyway - Guardian, Mirror, Telegraph, Times, Independent & Metro).

Though I don’t know much about the complaints ‘about the PC subject matter’ - didn’t see any of it myself, yet am sure many social media clickbaiters were / are out in force (as they seemingly are so for so many other franchises / series).
 

Not saying the season wasn’t without it’s faults - yet hopefully some will be ironed out for Season 2 as everyone is more settled into the show. Some of the criticism over the ‘villains’ seems fair enough, as does not really delving into the companions individually (though has been an emphasis on ‘team’ this season), and a little more focus on the Doctor herself would be welcome in the future, I think.
 

Hope you enjoy Season 2 more mate.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Good points, Jason. People that might not want any diversity in the cast/crew might find it too liberal or PC, but so what? If anything, the content itself was far more centrist than ever before in the new series. It’s possible that Chibnall’s clunky exposition and frankly rather poor dialogue made things stand out a bit more, for people that are sensitive to certain things.

It also had perhaps the most conservative leaning episode since the Tom Baker serial, Sunmakers, with Kablam.

I myself found it a fairly disappointing season, mostly, that did a few things quite right. Chibnall’s own episodes felt of an amateurish quality, and the season planning (and what was done with the main characters) quite poor. But all of the guest writer scripts were well written, and a couple of them were great (Demons, Takes You Away, nearly Rosa with the faults likely Chibnall’s doing).

I hope things get tightened up next time. The presentation has taken a nice turn. Good direction, quality CGI, and I do like the new composer. Great actors, but each episode felt like they were still starting out and hadn’t developed the characters. I would love to see the role of show runner be more like a classic series producer, where they don’t write a single word of the scripts. 😉

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I gave another episode a go,…I watched the King James I episode & found it pretty interesting up until the sci-fi bit, the mud zombies were quite good, but I still found the story a bit dumb,…It didn’t whet my appetite for watching any more

J

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If you also don’t like “It Takes You Away,” I’d sit the rest of Chibnall and/or Thirteen out, I’d wager. Or maybe “Demons of the Punjab,” but that depends on how much focus they’re going to put on historical episodes going forward (if they keep it up, then “Rosa,” Demons," and “Witchfinders” will probably be the best indicator of where things go; if they’re going to stick to sci-fi stuff, then “Tsuranga Conundrum,” “It Takes You Away,” and “The Battle of Ranksoor Av Kolos” are probably the best benchmarks).

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I enjoyed the season as well. It wasn’t bogged down by a bunch of UNIVERSE ENDING nonsense. But the views here are not unique, everywhere I’ve gone I’ve seen nothing but negative reviews of the season.

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Tobar said:

I enjoyed the season as well. It wasn’t bogged down by a bunch of UNIVERSE ENDING nonsense. But the views here are not unique, everywhere I’ve gone I’ve seen nothing but negative reviews of the season.

I did like the variety of relatively small to moderate scale threats. That’s an aspect Kerblam did well with, as did Demons and several others.

6 planets isn’t a terrible scale for the finale, but it’s too bad it was awful in nearly every other way. 😃 Still, as I said, the non Chibnall episodes were generally quite good.

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New Year’s Day Special Preview | Doctor Who: Resolution’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz2bGfo-ono - a 30 second minute video; with no real spoilers.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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A bit of Whovian Whumor found on another site:-

An Earthly Dalek’ - The Daleks were just trying to make ends meet in their youth…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiT5U1rWmo (some f bombs within - so maybe NSFW)

 

A few more similar videos from the Joe Vevers - entitled ‘The Bugger Trilogy’ (though there’s 10 of them), here:-

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLccTWX-ThfI1R-BbqyLQclspccd79X64s
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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^ I’d watch a few specials of that 😁

(loved the weeping angels)


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?