While I’m very happy that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor and think that it makes total sense, I do see many valid points being made against the white maleness of the show. I just happen to think the bigger problem isn’t the nature of the Doctor himself, but the inherent lack of balance of the Doctor/Companion relationship. Even the word “Companion” seems irksome to me. But that’s a story for another day.
This is one of many articles expressing a level of dissatisfaction with the Moffat’s choice. While this quote is not the point of the author’s post, I love this description of the show so much that I can’t help but reprint it:
At its heart, Doctor Who is a seriously ridiculous show. The Doctor has married a woman 800 years his junior, and split into two bodies so he could elope to an alternate universe. One of his companions (a pansexual, time-traveling con artist who eventually got his own spinoff show, and at one point got pregnant) became immortal and grew into a giant head in a jar.