Critic Consensus: Like a TARDIS dropping down in a burst of excitement, Peter Capaldi adds a revitalizing blast of boldness and humor to Doctor Who's time-tested formula.
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Here we go again. The Doctor has regenerated and, in his Twelfth's iteration, he's older, funnier and even more eccentric than before.
While I love what Capaldi has done with the Doctor, I'm much less thrilled about the stories he's been featured in.
There are more than enough fun moments to at least keep fans interested enough to tune in to next week's episode with the Daleks. With a new Doctor, we'd say that's a win.
It's clear that this is a Doctor apart from his recent predecessors, and we can't wait to see more of him.
All of the current-era Doctors have done a good job of hinting at the anger and darkness that lurks behind the Doctor's larky facade, but Capaldi brings a welcome element of yearning melancholy to the Twelfth Doctor.
Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8
The introduction of Peter Capaldi's doctor finds the writing back on par with a few notable exceptions (cough, cough, "Robot of Sherwood"), but Capaldi makes even the dips in writing fun and Clara finally comes into her own.
Still doesn't bear the magic of earlier Doctor Who, but a stark and sudden improvement of the most recent seasons.
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