Doctor Who: Season 1 Reviews

May 7, 2019
Some of the pop-culture humor and creatures owe a nod to Farscape, but the camp level is high and can be mighty funny.
March 5, 2019
Think big. Think bold. Think fantastic! For the very first time, Doctor Who achieves a perfect blend of big screen and small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 8, 2019
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.
October 7, 2018
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.
June 15, 2018
The genius of the character development is that Rose does not become more powerful, or blessed with some macguffin of plot relevance.
November 27, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2013
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 17, 2006
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.
March 17, 2006
To my novice's eye, it's pretty decent hokum-fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.
March 17, 2006
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.