BBC released the trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who yesterday, and it looks great, except for one thing: the use of Macklemore’s ‘Glorious’.
Is it an attempt to appeal to a younger audience, or fans of white rappers? Was literally every other song in existence not available for them to use? And was the show’s composer busy that day?
I’m not the only one who thinks Macklemore was an odd choice, just check Twitter, the home of fans who love a whinge:
The use of the song isn’t a deal-breaker for me, obviously; the trailer is still fantastic visually, and I’m still keen for the first season with Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. But ‘Glorious’ is such a clichéd song choice, and Macklemore is such a generic choice.
Anyway, Jodie looks great as the Doctor, and I’m excited to see what she brings to the role. Based on the trailer, she looks like the perfect blend of quirky, intelligent, funny, and kind – just the right combination for the Doctor.
The season will premiere on Sunday October 7th, and fingers crossed it’ll be Macklemore-free.
(Header photo courtesy of the BBC)