Doctor Who: Season 11 (2018)


Season 11
Doctor Who

Critics Consensus

Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's 55-year tenure.



Critic Ratings: 39


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User Ratings: 7405
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Air date: Oct 7, 2018
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Air date: Nov 11, 2018
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Season 11 of this science fiction TV series brings the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. In the season's first episode, the Doctor is searching for her lost spaceship, the TARDIS. That's when she meets Graham (Bradley Walsh), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Yasmin (Mandip Gill), her new companions. The group then embarks in exciting adventures throughout space and time. Among their travels, they visit Alabama in 1955, meeting Rosa Parks (Vinette Robinson); go to Punjab in the year 1947; and Lancashire in 1612, getting involved in a witch trial.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 11

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

Lovely intentions, but upon deeper inspection, saying little.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The fact that this season, the first to star a woman in 55 years, was so interested in how long it takes to effect change -- and how many people have to suffer in the process -- played like a response to the history of the show.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm now too old for the Time Lord's adventures; a great weariness came upon me as she explained her sonic screwdriver to her charisma-free new pals... But still, I couldn't be more glad that the Doctor is at last a girl.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A Doctor for our age.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As the first in what one hopes will be a long line of female doctors, Whittaker is funny, energetic and full of joy. Whovians should be pleased.

Oct 4, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whittaker is a breath of fresh air: a talented, emotionally engaged actress who brings warmth and humanity to a show that was largely in danger of disappearing up its own black hole.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Whittaker era is off to a flying start.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In short, my latest attempt to like Doctor Who failed, but it has failed worse in the past, if that's any consolation, and I was quite taken with Carl, the crane driver and his self-help tapes.

Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While this first adventure for Ryan, Graham, and Yaz is lacking in the fun sci-fi adventure department, the dynamics of the characters work well so far, and the Doctor herself is already on her way to joining the ranks of fantastic Doctors.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Whittaker's Doctor is more cosmic detective than superhero, as you would expect in the best way from the creator of Broadchurch.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 11

  • 15h ago
    Not very good, new doctor lacked character and every episode lacked any kind of significant plot.
  • 1d ago
    I've watched Dr Who my entire life and every episode since the first series in the 1960s until this Series 11. It has no relationship to the the 36 series before it or the history within the Dr Who universe. The episodes are unwatchable, not Scifi, nothing interesting and I gave up on it for the first time ever. There has been some clumsy stuff before, but the show didn't take itself seriously so it was part of the fun. Now the acting and story lines take themselves seriously but there is no authenticity in the acting or the script or underlying cleverness or plot.
  • 3d ago
    Too many companions, pedestrian adventures, and not enough character development. Whittaker deserves better writing.
  • 4d ago
    For starters, the companions are devoid of character and audience connection. The new doctor is unfunny and unattractive (in the sense of little to no joy or excitement in the characters actions, not looks). The new doctor is woman, which isn't a big deal other than the fact it breaks the Whovian lore in general, and if they wanted a 'strong female lead', they should've just made a spin-off series on the Doctor's Daughter, Jenny. They episode can be boring at times, and the characters treat the audience as if they have an IQ of 5 by constantly explaing the plot to the audience (forgot the word for this)(ah that's right I think the word I was looking for is 'Exoposition', don't quote me on that.). The Companions again all feel the same, and unlike previous companions from the show don't really have any distinct personality. ETC. POSSIBLE FIXES ---------------------------- BRAND THIS SEASON AS NON-CANON. Then make a good new season. (preferably with the doctor as a man, because hes always been a man, In fact in the episode, Eleventh Hour, the Doctor even says it's impossible for him to be a woman.). I do approve of that Jenny-spin-off I mentioned earlier though and make that Canon, and maybe even have some crossover episodes like they did with Torchwick (I think that's its name, been awhile).
  • 5d ago
    A severe decline in quality
  • 5d ago
    The actors are doing a very good job. A few minor script problems here and there, but not enough to ruin it for me. When I'm already anxiously awaiting the new series next year after just finishing this series, it tells me they're doing something very right. I had hesitations, seeing how bad some reviews are, but now it seems we haven't been watching the same show.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    "Professional Critics" appear to be falling all over them selves to exalt the virtues of this horribly written, horribly acted, cardboard caricature of Dr. Who.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Me and my sister watched it together and absolutely loved. totally dig the pace
  • Aug 13, 2019
    I was beyond excited for this season not only because it was a complete revamp of the show but because it introduced the first female doctor! But after every episode I suffered through, my excitement quickly died out. The new vfx for the show are amazing and I really enjoyed the Rosa Parks episode (mostly because of Vinette Robinson's performance), but sadly thats about the only good things about this season. Its just bad, the writing being the worst thing, chibnall just does not know how to write sci-fi and its a shame because this season was so important for showing people that a female doctor can work, all it does is just make jodie look bad...
  • Aug 13, 2019
    Season 11. All the stories are totally forgettable. Wrapped in virtue signalling with no real story. My cat could have written better scripts.

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