Doctor Who Series 11 is easily one of the most divisive series since the show was revived back in 2005 by Russell T. Davies. Series 11 introduced not only a new Doctor, but three new companions, a new TARDIS exterior and interior, new behind the camera crew, all new writers, and a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who also casted the show’s first ever female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.
Mentally and physically, it was a rough night. From forty mile an hour winds to high waves, this night changed my life in two ways. My life could have ended, but instead made me realise I’m not alone. I stood on the edge of the pier watching the huge waves slam into the sea walls. The rain started to fall as I contemplated taking my own life. Me, a twenty one-year-old deciding whether or not to take my own life? That’s not right. Three out of four suicides (75 percent) are by men, which is the biggest cause of death for men under the age of thirty-five. I gazed off into the distance, squinting my eyes trying to picture the Isle of Wight out in the far distance, but that wasn’t working. The fog was getting thicker, making the scene more impactful and almost like a dream.
Doctor Who is one of the most popular shows ever since it began back in 1963. From a regenerating Time Lord to deadly enemies, Doctor Who has a lot to offer if you've never watched the show before. The BBC cancelled the show in 1989, but Russell T. Davies brought the show back in 2005 and it was bigger (and better?)!
To this day, Doctor Who is one of the most successful shows there's ever been. Starting in 1963, the show about travelling through time and space has built up a massive audience. With the show being such a success, it has expanded the fanbase through spin-off shows, including K-9 and Company and the most iconic spin-off show The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Peter Capaldi's swansong series Doctor Who (Series 10) went down a storm with fans. Not only were we treated to a new TARDIS Team, as Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) joined the Twelfth Doctor, but we were treated to favourite villains for Capaldi's final series. Not only did the Ice Warriors return, but so did Missy (Michelle Gomez) and John Simm's Master for the finale. However, as always, the Doctor regenerates and passes the TARDIS key to their next face, which is now Jodie Whittaker.
A female Doctor, four companions/friends and an entire batch of new monsters; Doctor Who is back with a fresh, bold new era. Jodie Whittaker's first series, joined by Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, and Tosin Cole, has stormed the viewing figures for BBC One in 2018, with the opening episode itself getting just under 12 million viewers itself alone.