'Doctor Who' Season 12 Finale: Fans confused whether they love it or hate it, say 'acting's fine, story sucks'
Spoiler alert for 'Doctor Who' Season 12 Episode 10 'The Timeless Children'
'Doctor Who' Season 12 has finally wrapped up with an exciting story that dropped a bunch of equally cool and confusing revelations that are going to be talked about for years to come. A number of fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the finale and it seems we're yet to reach a consensus.
There's almost an even division between fans who hated the ending and fans who loved it. So to start off, here are the ones who loved 'The Timeless Children':
"What an awesome season finale for an overall great season," one fan wrote on Twitter. "Jodie Whittaker really made the Doctor her own this season, and Sacha Dhawan’s performance as the Master might be one of my favs! Only 298 days until Christmas special!!"
"V decent #DoctorWho finale," another fan wrote. "Gave me Davies vibes for sure (which is always good). But can’t believe I sat thru like 90 minutes or so of that just for a months-long cliffhanger to happen 😩."
"The #DoctorWho finale left me with a pit of anxiety growing in my stomach for most of the show," yet another fan tweeted. "It was so intense! It was also an incredible end to what's become my all-time favorite season. Bring on that holiday special!"
Clearly the episode did find its audience and even the ones who didn't like the episode agree that the finale had some inspired acting from everyone involved. That said, here are the negative reactions to the episode:
"Given my dislike of Chosen One narratives, an Even More Special Chosen one was never going to make me like the Doctor Who finale," one fan tweeted. "Acting's fine, monster design is great. Story sucks."
"I'm still gathering my thoughts about the finale which just might take the rest of my life," another fan wrote. "Is it a good episode? Yes and no. It was a lot of fun to watch but I just don't know if I'm fully on board with certain revelations. I hope I'll get there but I'm not there yet."
"I'm gonna be honest, the Doctor Who season finale wasn't very good," yet another fan tweeted. "Not AWFUL, mind you, just kind of disappointing, and a little too ambitious without earning it."
For better or for worse, 'Doctor Who' Season 12 has finally come to an end and changed the landscape of the franchise forever, or at least until someone else takes over from Chris Chibnall and decides to change everything yet again. Now that the finale is here, there's nothing left to do but wait for what happens next.
The 'Doctor Who' special, 'Revolution of the Daleks' will air either on Christmas 2020 or New Year's Day 2021.