The Radical Helplessness of the New Doctor Who

The latest season did something surprising with the long-running show’s first female lead: It often allowed her to be powerless in the face of injustice

From left to right: Bradley Walsh as Graham, Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yaz, and Tosin Cole as Ryan in Doctor Who Season 11. Photo: Ben Blackall/BBC America

Commercials and subway ads for the latest season of Doctor Who, which ended Sunday, bore a straightforward slogan: “It’s about…

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