Doctor Who: Season 8 (2014)

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Season 8
Doctor Who

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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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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 1399
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Air date: Aug 23, 2014
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Air date: Aug 30, 2014
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Air date: Sep 6, 2014
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Air date: Sep 13, 2014
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Air date: Sep 20, 2014
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Air date: Sep 27, 2014
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Air date: Oct 4, 2014
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Air date: Oct 11, 2014
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Air date: Oct 18, 2014
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Air date: Oct 25, 2014
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Tv Season Info

A new face for a new series. Peter Capaldi makes his debut as the latest incarnation of the quirky Time Lord, The Doctor. After regenerating at the close of the Christmas special, The Doctor must adjust to his new features and new personality, as so must Clara, who struggles initially to accept the shocking change. However, time is against him as he must embrace his latest form in order to conquer a sinister threat lurking in the background of events.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 8

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Here we go again. The Doctor has regenerated and, in his Twelfth's iteration, he's older, funnier and even more eccentric than before.

Aug 21, 2014 | Full Review…

For a program known for its harum-scarum pace and keep-up-or-shut-up iconography, the Season 8 Saturday premiere of BBC America's Doctor Who opens slowly - even with the T. rex - and radiates a newly modern self-consciousness.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Is it fun? Of course it is. Lots of wild to-ing and fro-ing between Capaldi and Coleman, who have solid chemistry.

Aug 27, 2014 | Full Review…
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While I love what Capaldi has done with the Doctor, I'm much less thrilled about the stories he's been featured in.

Nov 7, 2014 | Full Review…
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Season eight is not without its wobbles, but as an attempt to inject surprise and danger into this show again, it's a huge success.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It was possibly the strongest, clearest mission statement any Doctor ever got to make upon donning his new togs.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's pretty evident that Moffatt is figuring out where he can take Capaldi's Doctor.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's clear that this is a Doctor apart from his recent predecessors, and we can't wait to see more of him.

Aug 27, 2014 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The excitement was over before Capaldi had the chance to stamp his personality on things.

Aug 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Overall, Capaldi's first episode seems flat and uninspired. If he is to be the actor to regenerate a franchise crushed under the weight of its own history, Moffat is going to have to find new places for the TARDIS to go.

Jan 8, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 8

  • Jan 12, 2020
    It's good. But not great.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Previous 7 seasons were so good that this season initially this felt like a huge let down. But watched through them again and they are decent enough.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Well done, the writing is not the best but Capaldi is a fantastic doctor, clara is an okay companion but the episodes are cool and enjoyable.
  • Nov 13, 2019
    This is a pretty good season, but a rough start for Clara and Doctor 12. Get through it so you can get to season 9 which is AMAZING! Trust me, Clara and 12 finally really click in season 9.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    A great bold step for Doctor Who.
  • Jun 30, 2019
    Capaldi's brash, grumpy and occasionally rude Doctor may be a bit jarring for those fans familiar with Matt Smith's childlike excitement, but he and Coleman play well off of each other and start his turn off relatively strong. The introduction of Missy, while perhaps feeling slightly undercut by the Cyberman-saturated finale, is a welcome addition to the cast.
  • Jun 06, 2019
    This season was a perfect entrence for me into the life of a Whovian. I thought it was nearly perfect. Highly recommended!
  • May 03, 2019
    Amazing series. Superb writing for most stories and perfect acting by capaldi. my 2nd favourite series of doctor who after series 9.
  • Mar 28, 2019
    I enjoyed the series and i was on board fairly quick and when it was done airing I looked back at it positively. Crazy Capaldi with the guitar and the crazy hair made the character and if i hadnâ??t ended up enjoying him more id put 5 stars.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Clara and some really bad writing bring down some of this series, but it finished with moving strength despite all signs to the contrary.

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