Now before all you feminists jump up and down and start screaming at me… just remember I am all for girl-power. I am all for equality for women. I am all for women being treated with respect and dignity. I deplore people who think women are second-grade citizens.
I am sorry to say this there are certain television roles that are male-driven and no matter how much and no matter how politically correct producers and script-writers want to be there are times that you just can’t, in my opinion, have a woman playing the role.
And this goes for the 13th Doctor Who. To me Dr Who is male.. And as it has been pointed out to me Missy was in fact a Time Lord… but truthly Missy got on my bloody nerves towards the end. No offence to the actress who played her.. but Missy should have been left in the bloody vault.
I feel for Jodie Whittaker, because she is going to have a hard hill to climb to be accepted as a female Dr Who.. For me there was only ever one Dr Who and that was David Tennant.
Apart from him being good to look at .. and his broad Scottish Accent.. he was funny, witty and could play the serious Dr if needed. Him and Rose Tyler… had the chemistry together.. The story between Rose, played by Billie Piper, and the Dr. was intense… just like Mulder and Scully; will they? Won’t they? It was a sad time when David Tennant rejuvenated into the 11th Doctor played by Matt Smith. And it seems according to the Poll on imdb I am not the only one who had a thing for David Tennant as Dr Who 😀 😀 😀
The Dr has to be quirky.. eccentric and male. And even though Jodie Whittaker played an excellent part at Beth Latimer in Broadchurch, somehow I will always look upon her as being the mother of a murdered boy, Danny, who had her life turned inside out by the callous murder of her beloved son – committed by their best friend’s husband. The consequences of which caused the destruction of her family and the breakdown of her marriage.
She became type-cast as Beth Latimer from Broadchurch.. in my honest opinion. Just like some actors do after they have played characters in soaps or in a long-running TV series. Just the same at Mariska Hargitay will always be Detective Olivia Benson. Or, when you think about Tom Hanks you think of him as Forrest Gump. Or Anita Dobson as Angie Watts from EastEnders.
Who knows, I may be wrong, she could turn out to be a great Doctor… but deep inside of me I am not looking forward to a series of Dr Who with a woman playing the part. Some roles are male driven just like James Bond has to be male… Jane Bond to me won’t make the cut. And neither does a female Doctor.
Now if that offends you politically correct feminists… I am sorry but that is how I feel and I do feel at times diversity and political correctness has now gone way out of hand. Especially when it comes to casting bloody Dr Who as a female. What will she have… sure it won’t be a sonic screwdriver… and how long before the Tardis is covered in Chintz and the furniture rearranged and everything colour co-ordinated.