Well, I can’t believe it, but I have reached the proverbial home stretch of Doctor Who. Only 11 more episodes (including the New Year’s Special) and I will have officially seen all the episodes (not counting the many that are missing and considered lost).
The latest incarnation of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor has been divisive to say the least. There’s lots of love and hate going around with both being equally passionate about their views.
I for one tend to follow the pattern of the Olympic judges. I discount the highest and lowest scores (and ignore the Russian judge who is always biased when it comes to figure skating). It’s better for me to form my own opinion. And what is my opinion?
Is what I’ve seen the best ever Doctor Who? No. Does it live up to the 50+ year legacy of the 13 Doctors and varied companions? Yes.
I’d rather immerse myself in the story rather than stand outside it to criticize it. That’s not to say that I love absolutely everything about the newest series. I just understand that nothing will ever be 100% perfect.
Oh, and I still prefer the Classic series to the New series. But that’s just my preference.