You know, out of all the many bizarre and unbelievable elements in the new Doctor Who - a tunnel to the center of the earth, an ancient prison floating around a black hole, a void of nothingness between dimensions that can be inhabited, a Cyberman that cries oil, a living human face inside a slab of concrete, multiple eteceteras - the oddest thing about the new Doctor Who series is all the black people. Black people make up only 2% of the British population, and yet if one were to make a judgment based on episodes of Doctor Who, you'd think the show was filmed in...Brazil or something (a lot of mulattos in Brazil).
Doctor Who is hypersensitive to political correctness, and I guess that makes sense considering series producer Russell Davies is a homosexual. I'm sure it's lovely for black Britons to see "themselves" on TV (I myself am overjoyed at the fact that the Doctor is white), but it is a bit excessive to focus on 2% of the population the way they do. Indian and Pakistani outnumber blacks in the UK, yet there are significantly less of them on Doctor Who (although there are some, so kudos on that).
If that's the worst racial issue the BBC has to deal with on their shows, they're in good shape. I just couldn't help commenting on it. Looks like the BBC has a bit of the ol' jungle fever, eh?
I apologize for that last remark, although the black women on the BBC are certainly hot. One day I'll write about the BBC's amazing stable of sexy females and the surprisingly healthy body weight they all have, but that's not for today. I don't want to spend too much time analyzing society through television.