Parent reviews for Doctor Who

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age 10+

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age 9+

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age 9+

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age 11+

Great show, at least until season 11

This show has quite a bit of variance between episodes, both in how scary/not scary it is and from award-winning to utter garbage. This is a brilliant show, but it is still hit or miss, and the recent seasons (11-13) are honestly just plain bad. It is a brilliant show, however, and I would really recommend watching it.
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age 9+

Doctor who forever!

Recommended to everyone

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age 12+

Much variation between episodes

Doctor Who is a wonderful series featuring a protagonist that relies on his wits rather than violence; a nice respite from Marvel/DC/Star Wars. Many of the episodes are great for the 10+ crowd but some are definitely NOT. Some of the monsters are extremely scary and there can be a lot of tense creeping around. There is also some insinuated violence that bothered my 10 year old (e.g. surgical instruments shown before an off-screen brain removal!) I highly recommend pre-watching episodes as some are definitely nightmare fodder. When they are ready, though, the whole family will enjoy it!

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age 12+

Doctor who?

A show that transcends time....and space lol Doctor who is a show that many a generation has grown up with over the years it fills people with both excitement and fear at the same time and brings the entire family together..."tonights doctor who night"

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Too much violence
age 10+

Perfect for tweens and teens

My two children love doctor who, and the doctor is a brilliant role model, I have rated it 10+ as some episodes have a few creepy scenes and scenarios. Absolutely Fantastic

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age 3+

1963 - 1989 is the best! The rest is iffy.

The “Classic” era of Doctor Who is wonderful, and is G or PG. The revival continuation that began in 2005 is iffy, and is more a PG-13 series. Stick with the Classic.

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age 9+

One of the greatest shows of all time.

It’s unsuprising Doctor Who has ran for over 55 years... It’s a very unique show with a bit of something for everyone, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror, Romance, the list goes on. The best thing it is that it always reinvents itself, through ‘regeneration’. Parents shouldn’t be worried, the innuendos will go over kids heads and nothing gets too scary.

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age 10+

not for under 10s

it is good but not for under 10s because some episodes are really scary and 10 year olds and over can handle it pretty well but under 10 probably not.
age 7+

i like it

it is just fun for the family
age 9+

brilliant sifi show. some scenes might scare younger veiwers.

there is some scary scenes which scary looking monsters are seen, others were mild fantasy violence is also seen. other than that its such a good show with positive role models.

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