Critic Consensus: First time Doctor Who writer Malorie Blackman pens an insightful installment that returns the show to its educational roots and serves as a reminder of how powerful purposeful science fiction can be.
Critic reviews for Rosa
This is going to be remembered as one of the greatest episodes from the show, and after 37 seasons, that's quite the feat. This is a new era of Doctor Who, and we're here for it.
I couldn't quibble with the sentiment, just the execution.
The result is a series that, for all the presence of a woman in the role, feels closer to the show's original purpose than it has for a long time.
As a show, Doctor Who can vary in intent, execution, and subject matter from episode to episode, and for a brief aside into serious territory, 'Rosa' was engaging and interesting.
On the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, as nationalism and its dire consequences are once again in the forefront of our thoughts, it's hard to fathom a more fitting episode.
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