Doctor Who: Season 10 (2017)

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Season 10
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Peter Capaldi's darkest wit shines in his final season as Doctor Who thanks to the newest foil and friend, Bill Potts.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 791
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Air date: Apr 15, 2017
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Air date: Apr 22, 2017
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Air date: Apr 29, 2017
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Air date: May 6, 2017
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Air date: May 13, 2017
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Air date: May 20, 2017
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Air date: May 27, 2017
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Air date: Jun 3, 2017
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Air date: Jun 10, 2017
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Air date: Jun 17, 2017
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The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) returns for the 10th season of this sci-fi television show, now accompanied by Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and the returning Nardole (Matt Lucas). Together, the trio will visit exotic locations and time periods, such as Scotland in the 2nd century, the Roman Empire and even the distant future, in one of Earth's first colonized planets. Plus, the Doctor poses as a university teacher, while he guards the vault holding Missy (Michelle Gomez).

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 10

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Showrunner Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi have stepped up their game for their last trip in the Tardis.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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I like Capaldi in the role, his dark Scottish humor; I like that he's an older Doctor, in the early tradition of the show.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Pearl Mackie's Bill occasionally falls victim to Moffat's tendency to hammer a point home, but she's probably the most human companion since Donna Noble (or perhaps Rory).

Apr 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The most cherishable thing about the girl called Bill is that she pricks the Doctor's self-regard, which is about goddamned time.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Mackie is an energetic and enjoyable addition to the show, and her down-to-Earth character brings a healthy skepticism to all things Doctor-related.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Capaldi, we now know, will go out all arms blazing and protesting his head off.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For many, TV drama will never be the same.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Taken in full, "The Pilot" was less than the sum of its parts.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

With Mackie's Bill and Lucas' lovable cyborg Nardole on board, Capaldi's final season in the TARDIS has the chance to start fresh ... that's the true beauty of Doctor Who. And we can't wait to see where the show takes us next.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

All in all, The Pilot is a good episode, and a very encouraging start to the new series as a simple companion-introductory episode.

Dec 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The point, we think, isn't that the show is too dark; it's that it's too repetitive in its modern form.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

We have seen very good female characters in the series and it may be the cornerstone that 'Doctor Who' needs to grow even more in years to come. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 10

  • Nov 22, 2019
    I didn't like the pandering but there are some good episodes.
  • Nov 13, 2019
    There was a lot to like about this season, but some slow stretches too, like 'Knock Knock' which seemed to go on and on. Bill deserved another season. The chemistry between the 12th Doctor and Bill made this season so enjoyable. Great to have Missy back and even a little bit of River through her diary. The Master was also an extra treat.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    This series I really enjoy the story's were consistently great and Peter capaldi's Doctor felt more complete the only problem was Bill became more annoying as the series went on about being a lesbian bringing it up in every situation and her disrespect to the first doctor was unforgivable, but overall a great series.
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Capaldi is a great Doctor. Too bad is stuck with the worst Companion in the shows History. Bill Potts is an over the top PC character that no one likes. Add terrible writing and this was a waste of a Season
  • Jun 30, 2019
    Bill is a welcome change from the focus on one of the longest-running companions since the new era began and brings a new life to Capaldi's Doctor that seems to return to the roots of the character's outlook on the universe and willingness to explore. Not every story is a winner, but when it works, it works well.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    More broadly a review of Capaldi's 3 seasons. Peter is not as dashing as Tennant or Smith, but he seems to be a better actor, although towards the last season he seemed to look more and more like a rabid albino beaver with the red eyes, pale skin and prominent teeth. Like most of the reboot series, Peter's episodes waffle between deep and moving and just dumb and sometimes a bit of both. I liked Smile and Extremis, but much of the final season was fairly weak. There was one last season where it took the Doctor 4.5 billion years to punch through a diamond wall with his FIST! WTF? Smartest man in the UNIVERSE??? Missy was always enjoyable to watch. It feels like Capaldi was best from about when he caught his stride early-mid season one through season 2. Final season was weaker, and for some reason the political correctness is ramping up. I am not sure why the women have to constantly remind everyone they are gay - this is England after all! I haven't heard good things about season 11, but we will see.
  • May 03, 2019
    Beautiful series with a wonderful ending to Capaldi's doctor. Some of the writing was a little wobbly at times but the acting covered it up.
  • Mar 08, 2019
    first time in my life I started to lose interest in Dr.who
  • Feb 05, 2019
    I don't like Bill as a sidekick
  • Feb 05, 2019
    Worst writing of the entire series. Camerawork is atrocious and so is the editing. CGI was okay, but practical effects and costumes were actually quite good. Capaldi is definitely one of the best actors to have ever portrayed this character, which makes giving this such a low score so hard... I admire Capaldi's performance and effort, but despite it all, brain dead writing takes over, ruining the spectacle. The stark contrast of quality in direction and writing is apparent episode to episode as new directors and writers come in and out. Almost all share a similar lack of talent in their respective crafts, however (even, or perhaps especially, Moffat). If Capaldi had been left alone with a camera and a design team to improvise, the result would have been better. There's not much more to say without repetition...

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