How Jodie Whittaker Saved Doctor Who

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Over eight-million viewers tuned in to watch Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the new Doctor Who on Sunday 7th October 2018, and I was one of them. Read on, as there’s no spoiler alert.

Ever since it was announced, a lot of anticipation has surrounded how Jodie Whittaker would perform as the thirteenth Doctor. There have been mindless and senseless debates as to whether or not it was right that Doctor Who should be a woman, giving me the feeling that many were hoping she would fail in portraying a character that has typically always been seen as male in a man’s world.

My heart sunk during the first two minutes of the opening episode (The Woman Who Fell To Earth). There was little happening apart from Tosin Cole, one of the Doctor’s new friends (not assistants anymore), trying to ride a bike. The views…

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