Doctor Who: Season 1 (2006)



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Air date: Mar 17, 2006
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In a bid to rebrand the iconic Doctor, the BBC shakes off the kitschy sets of old and fashion a brand new start for the franchise.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Eccleston is such an electrifying actor that he conveys the doctor's alien status (he is 900 years old with two hearts) by the means of wide-eyed, slightly unhinged over-enthusiasm.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted, it manages to be vibrant and fresh to appeal to a new audience while remaining utterly faithful to the spirit of the old show.

Oct 6, 2018 | Full Review…

To my novice's eye, it's pretty decent hokum-fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…
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Think big. Think bold. Think fantastic! For the very first time, Doctor Who achieves a perfect blend of big screen and small screen.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The genius of the character development is that Rose does not become more powerful, or blessed with some macguffin of plot relevance.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Thundered back onto the BBC in a manner that honored the series' canon while also injecting new energy and reestablishing a show previously aimed primarily at children as one sophisticated enough that adult geeks could love it unabashedly. [Blu-ray]

Nov 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If the program was inquisitive science fiction in 1963 and an alien invasion thriller in 1970, then in 2005 it must be considered a character drama.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The thrill-filled cliffhangers of yore are gone, taking with them with the child's urge to watch TV from behind the sofa, breath bated.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…

Between the Doctor and Rose there is genuine, old-fashioned chemistry, and their interaction, which occasionally takes on the aspect of screwball comedy, is much the best thing in the show.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 1


A misstep here and some deus ex machina there can't slow this series down. Not a reboot, but a continuation of the series starting in 1963, although designed so you can jump right in here without having seen a previous episode. Well done!


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A couple of missteps on the takeoff don't stop this from being one of the most important seasons of Doctor Who's 50+ year history, featuring my personal favourite Doctor yet.


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