I don’t think I need to join the chorus of joy I’m hearing for Jodie Whitaker’s take on The Doctor. She’s got a great vibe, and I like the focus shifting back a bit from The Doctor as Superhero to The Doctor as whirlwind catalyst to a new life for the companions. The first episode for the new season was pretty basic, but then most new Doctor episodes are. The pieces are in place for some good stuff here, and I hope Chibnall lets any season arcs be smaller character ones while letting the main stories genre hop quite a bit.
Hard to know for sure yet, but I’m excited to see how this goes.