The Season Premiere of Doctor Who is Here and Twitter is Losing Their Minds
Season 11's Jodie Whittaker wins raves as the first female Doctor.
The Thirteenth Doctor has finally landed! The eleventh season of Doctor Who is here, with the much anticipated premiere of Jodie Whittaker in the titular role. Ever since it was announced that the newest incarnation of the Doctor would be female, fans have flipped out (mostly in a positive way, but trolls abound, as they always do). Whittaker takes over for the previous Doctor, Peter Capaldi, with an all new cast of companions in Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, plus a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch).
Viewers have quickly taken to social media to express their feelings on the premiere episode, titled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”, and the response has been almost universally positive, with fans lauding the cinematography, the uplifting spirit of the show, and Whittaker’s luminous performance. Here are some of the top tweets from tonight:
A complete beautiful reinvention of #DoctorWho. So relatable, down to earth, with such character and sense of place. A great new Doctor too. And we immediately love all her friends. Drama, scares and comedy for all the family. Brilliant.
— Paul_Cornell (@Paul_Cornell) October 7, 2018
— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) October 7, 2018
Joy unbound watching my girls watching female #DoctorWho from behind the sofa cushions. Old traditions regenerated. ❤️
— Sophie Walker (@SophieRunning) October 7, 2018
Woowho all the way!an absolutely brilliant new series on every level #DoctorWho @BBCOne edge of sofa totally immersed ! JodieWhitaker gave it to us with both hearts ♥️ ❤️ & the whole team 👏made me one very happy old companion knew DW wouldnt let us down
— KatyManning Official (@ManningOfficial) October 7, 2018
— Caroline Green (@carolinesgreen) October 7, 2018
Jodie: I know exactly who I am.
I'M THE DOCTOR. #DoctorWho
— ᴀʀɪᴄɪᴀ ꜱᴀᴡ ᴇᴅ (@edmvnds) October 7, 2018
That was a fantastic opening episode, and Jodie totalled nailed it as The Doctor. And after all that excitement, saving the Universe and all (well, Sheffield), I need a fried egg sandwich. #DoctorWho
— Rich Piechowski (@Piech42) October 7, 2018
— Megan 👽 (@Twelveslapels) October 7, 2018
— andy (@_andrewwaltonn) October 7, 2018
— -/George\- (@kryptonscodex) October 7, 2018
No other show in the entire world gets to reinvent itself to entirely, so completely, every few years in the same way #DoctorWho does – yet remain the same show. What an absolutely perfect debut for Jodie, a fabulous series opener, and a brilliant jumping-on point.
— Steven @ Rock Bottom (@StevenScrivello) October 7, 2018
This year, this series is going to be something truly special I can feel it. Some amazing people involved with it. Amazing cast members, amazing directors, amazing writers and a pretty amazing showrunner & creative team. #DoctorWho is back on top! pic.twitter.com/YyOQjjH9XV
— Matt ™ 🎃 (@Mr_W101) October 7, 2018
— Lady Yoshi 🇺🇸❤️ (@HistoryDiva25) October 7, 2018
What did you think of the premiere episode and Whittaker’s performance? Are you here for this Doctor Who?
(via Twitter, image: BBC One)
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