The finale was only the second episode of the Jodie Whittaker seasons that I’ve seen and I thought it was pretty dull tbh, but on IMDB and Twitter it seems it’s very Marmite. It gets mostly 1’s or 10’s, as do most things on IMDB, but this seems more extreme than usual in its divisiveness. Some of the reviewers are all “wow, best thing ever!”, while others are all “you’ve ruined my life, you fucking bastard fuckers!” However, the programme and subsequent hullabaloo has taught me 4 new things, which is nice.
1. The Doc isn’t from Gallifrey. S/he’s not even a Time Lord. S/he was adopted by a Gallifreyan woman when s/he was just a little black baby girl.
2. “Retcon” is a word.
3. Most Doctors are “canon”, whatever that is. Apparently Peter Cushing isn’t and Paul McGann might be.
4. Much like ‘Gogglebox’, you can watch people watching Doctor Who, thanks to the wonder of YouTube. Some of them have tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of subscribers! (Most have a collection of toys on their shelf.)