Doctor Who: Season 10 (2017)



Critic Consensus: 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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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 (11) | Top Critics (6)

Despite both Moffat and Capaldi now being able to see the exit sign in the distance, we can only hope that the rest of the series proves to be the hurrah we all hope for.

Apr 5, 2017 | 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…

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…

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…

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

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

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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For many, TV drama will never be the same.

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…
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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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 10

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.

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.

first time in my life I started to lose interest in Dr.who

I don't like Bill as a sidekick

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...

Absolutely better then season 11 by miles

Greatest season yet great character development and great stories

When Dr Who began to die. It's got some great acting but it's writing is awful. On the plus side it's not the horror that series 11 is. Someone please sack the "show runner" before he kills the show completely.

Capaldi's best season, for one Clara is gone YAHOO, his new companions Bill and Nardole (Matt Lucas was amazing) are really good, and the stories have good writing.

While the writing suffers occasionally and Bob's personal life takes up more screen time than necessary, capaldi ends his reign on a high note .

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