On Sunday evening, over eight million people in the UK tuned in to watch Jodie Whittaker’s first outing as the new Doctor.
And judging by the reaction on Twitter, everyone seemed to love it.
Here are some of the many excitable reactions from viewers of Doctor Who‘s series 11 premiere, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”:
That was fantastic. #doctorwho
After months and months of “the Doctor should only be a man” rubbish from naysayers – their incessant moaning and negativity was instantly proven to be irrelevant nonsense. Jodie nailed the character within seconds.
She IS the Doctor. 100% 🙌
— ɢᴀᴠɪɴ (@gavinworby) October 7, 2018
Whittaker, in particular, received heaps of praise:
Woowho all the way!an absolutely brilliant new series on every level #DoctorWho @BBCOne edge of sofa totally immersed ! JodieWhitaker gave it to us with both hearts ♥️ ❤️ & the whole team 👏made me one very happy old companion knew DW wouldnt let us down
— KatyManning Official (@ManningOfficial) October 7, 2018
“We’re all capable of the most incredible change. We can evolve while still staying true to who we are. We can honour who we’ve been and choose who we want to be next.”
— andrew allen (@my_grayne) October 7, 2018
Doctor Who is available on catch-up in the UK on BBC iPlayer, and on BBC America in the US.