She played the mother from Broadchurch and she was okay in that. I seriously doubt the writers are up to snuff in creating an interesting female doctor though. Be prepared for the Mary Sue that was River Song for a second time and a further decline in quality.
I love her and think she will be a great doctor. My daughter is extremely unhappy about this and concerned about how they are going to transition the doctor into a woman, but I have no doubt she will be a great doctor given the opportunity.
Yes Mark, many people watch Dr Who. This girl played the mom in Broadchurch, she was very believable.
Not familiar with her. I thought they were trying to recruit Hayley Atwell to play the Doctor. Or was that just a fan thing? Also am I the only one thinks it's strange that the Doctor became a woman right after another character in the show did the same?
She's a good actress although rumour has it that Olivia Coleman (another fellow Broadchurcher, like the new director) was the first choice but she turned down the role.
Mrs Wombat was a bit of a Dr Who fan, though she lapsed over the Capaldi series and she's not at all convinced by the idea of this development, either.
Like Dr3n, Tom Baker was the Dr for me and I've not really watched it since, either. From the few bits I've seen, there are too many overambitious plots without the budget to make it convincing, although they have had some clever ideas.
The Master doing it makes sense from a manipulation point of view though.
If the writers explained the change in The Doctor being because River Song is part of him now, that could be a clever plot point. The writers aren't that clever though.
Unfamiliar with her work but I wont pass judgement until I see her in the role. Michelle Gomez's Missy (The Master's female incarnation) was a fan favorite and she was appreciated in the role. My guess is the producers used Missy as a test to see how people would react to a gender bend in the character. Now its the Doctor's turn. I wasn't too keen with Capaldi at first but he grew on me. I wish the new Doctor the best of luck and hope her writers don't suck.