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The Woman Who Fell to Earth



Critic Consensus: Jodie Whittaker easily embodies the best of the titular time traveler in "The Woman Who Fell To Earth" and proves that change can be a very, very good thing.

Episode Info

In the Season 11 premiere, a mysterious woman falls from the night sky in a South Yorkshire city, and is unable to remember her name.


Jodie Whittaker
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole
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Critic reviews for The Woman Who Fell to Earth

I encountered the most terrifying thing Doctor Who has yet thrown at me: boredom. "The Woman Who Fell To Earth" gave us no clever mystery to unravel, no deeper layers to peel back, and little thought seemed to have been given to what any of it meant.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode was a pretty solid opening for a Doctor... had an added emotional quality to it.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

To see a series with a history this long headed off in such a promising new direction would be thrilling regardless; Whittaker's performance is irresistible to both the critical and Whovian pieces of my mind.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Whittaker's time-traveller was energetic, endlessly curious, warmly witty and fittingly heroic.

October 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In this first outing, Whittaker's Doctor has nailed the basics, and stepped out from the long shadows cast by previous Doctors.

October 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For those of you who doubted-don't worry. The Doctor is back, and she's better than ever.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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