Ironically, I think I am the only person who enjoyed Jodie's first season, with it's casual runarounds with four close friends. For me Doctor Who is often at it's best when the stories and the travelling come first. I don't get the thrill of the 'return of x or the combination of y and z,' as much as some do. For example Tegan is my favourite companion but I'm still sceptical of seeing her back on TV. Jodie's run started off with good intentions but some descended into the same old tropes for me, although the concept of the Fugitive Doctor and Division are as interesting as any revelation in the show's history. I kind of hope the mystery stays a mystery too as the incestuous combinations in the Centenary Special suggest that the old tropes may somehow be involved. It doesn't mean I'm right but I often find these specials a bit overblown and predictable and the more of them there are the less special they are.
I would love a few sets featuring the fam (and their fams), with well thought out stories where I don't know where they might go. I know some don't like too much contemporary realism in their Doctor Who but seeing the companions in their modern day situations has lots of potential, especially Yaz, as a police officer, a woman, and a Muslim, dealing with the prejudice and support that would come with such a position. Equally it would be nice to have some stories set before Flux showing how close the Doctor and Yaz have become over their travels together. An on the way the creation of new friends and enemies of substance.
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