The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.
Doctor Who is my favorite show ever. It's not perfect, but it's exciting, fun, witty, creative, and quirky. The best way to watch is with an open mind and with (preferably) a good episode. Sometimes it can get cheesy or too silly, but as whole it's an amazing show. Series 11 starts next year with Chris Chibnall as the new showrunner and Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor, and it's gonna be fantastic. God bless Doctor Who!
Doctor Who is, in one sense, a metaphor for whats happened to this show. What was once an entertaining and sometimes thought provoking sci fi series, has been infected with a thread of political correctness, that's at times brittle, dour, lecturing and ultimately rather tiresome. Its not helped by a lead character, the Doctor, who unsurprisingly, does not appear to know what she is supposed to be. Small wonder, when the overall vibe coming from the show, is so conflicted. Maybe time for this one to go off air for a few years and return with a fresh approach. As it stands 3/10.