Will the political correction devour 'Doctor Who'? | TV

For too long, a time in which it has become a global phenomenon, this is from its restart in 2005 until today, Doctor quien (in Spain, on Netflix), the longest series of British television has been, above all, a hilarious science fiction exercise that, judging by what is happening with its last season, runs the risk of becoming something more. For good and bad, in the opinion of his millions of followers, who, curiously, are not attacking his protagonist - for the first time, a woman: Jodie Whittaker - but the unnecessarily educational drift he is taking.

What they may not know, because they have no way of knowing-many of those followers were not even born when it was created in 1963-is that Doctor Who it began as an educational entertainment, with historical overtones - the protagonist is a human-looking alien and two hearts, the last of its kind, who travels through time and space to solve all kinds of entanglements - in which anything was possible. Over time he evolved to the product as intellectually ambitious as it is attractive to the general public he has become.

With the arrival of Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) as the maximum responsible for the series, the autoconclusive chapters were replaced by a plot that occupies a whole season. And it is one in which political correctness commands. Something that brings good things, because for the first time a black creator has written a chapter - and it is also a woman, Malorie Blackman, with one focused on Rosa Parks, a key figure in the struggle for civil rights in the US - but also threatens to end its irreverent spirit and turn it into the umpteenth audiovisual victim of political correctness. A shame, treating as it is a massive product that has worked the miracle of accustoming the British viewer to gender and intelligent humor.


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