The new Doctor is, gasp! A woman!
Specifically Jodie Whittaker, best known for her role on Broadchurch. Ironically, opposite a former Doctor.
For the record, as long as the stories, acting and action are good, I’m perfectly fine with a female Doctor, and honestly could care less.
But more than a little part of me thinks this is political, and if it’s a political casting, then there will be politics and public perception weighed out in every episode. And that will destroy Doctor Who until they remove her and go back to a male lead. Then there will never be another opportunity for a woman as the Doctor because BBC bowed to the critics and journalists, not the fans.
When you listen to the noise and let social issues and talking head perception affect your choices, you will fail every time. I truly hope they chose Jodie for the right reasons, because she was the best choice of the possible choices, but I have some doubts….
I wish her the best of luck, and hope the new showrunner Chris Chibnall and the BBC don’t fuck her career for short term ratings and headlines….