Doctor Who: Season 11 (2017 - 2019)


Season 11
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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: 41


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User Ratings: 8124

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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 (41) | Top Critics (17)

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…

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…
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Chooses the more complex route of fleshing out the season's ensemble almost more than the Time Lord herself.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The premiere was basically a family-friendly ripoff of Predator. It had some mystery and some dark overtones, and a small amount of soapiness involving the companions.

Jan 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Frequently messy, routinely uninspired, and impressive only in terms of how unimaginative it so often was. All that potential amounted to little more than a shrug in the end.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | 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…

This season has been marked by change, mostly for the good, though some to the detriment of the overall package. That said, the show's also gotten back to doing what it does best - but with a new flair.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 11

  • Jul 28, 2020
    it is soooo booooring
  • Jul 25, 2020
    Complete failure and waste of my time
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Doctor who series 11 is the worst season of the revived show. Yet, I still give it 3 stars. I love doctor who. Capaldi is my doctor and it was difficult at first to warm to a new doctor. Jodie Whittaker is not as good as any of the previous doctors but managed to win me over. However, the writing did not. While some episodes are among my favorites (Rosa, Demons of the Punjab) some are among my least favorite episodes on television (The t conundrum, it takes you away). The season is hurt by its determination to complete ignore the show's past. Most series of doctor who are a pile of good monsters and bad monsters. However, in this case every monster is a poorly conceived one-off creature that will most likely never appear again. In fact, the only memorable villains were those from Demons of the Punjab, and those weren't actually villains. Overall series 11 of doctor who has a likeable cast and some decent sci-fi concepts, but is hurt by poor writing and forgettable villains.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    This season of who is frankly boring. It do think it's slightly underrated but is still the 2nd worst in New-who. Most the episodes are bad or just boring like "Arachnids In The UK" whereas episodes like "The Battle Of Ranskor Av Kolos" are just unwatchable. Some of them are decent like "Rosa" but at the end of the day the episodes are probably the 3rd worst out of any series since the show's re-vamp. Jodie is annoying and the fam are dull. Season 11 was poor.
  • Jul 08, 2020
    Poor writing and poor directing, Chris Chibnall is clueless and Jodi is totally out of place as the Doctor.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    The absolute worst series ever, total dribble and crap.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    Totally... G A R B A G E
  • Jun 17, 2020
    Disgusting pandering. I don't believe there has been anything worse in the history of all Doctor Who
  • Jun 17, 2020
    a die-hard whovian has died. i thought i had a high tolerance for bad writing, but wow, i can't do it anymore. it's just ... so... bad! there's no heart to it anymore. and the judge-y morality is all over the place. for example "how dare you shoot this giant spider, you cruel, cartoon villain" is immediately followed by "let's lure all the spiders into this one room where they will either starve to death or suffocate, yeah, that's better" ??? you want to teach a moral lesson, that's fine - dr who does that all the time. but you have wrap it up in a good, compelling story first. my headcanon is 12 never regenerated. the series is over, this season was just a bad dream.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    poor writing and limit range of jodie wittaker makes this season a failure

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