The Doctor is a woman now and the internet is completely freaking out about it because of course it is.

There were two huge TV stories this weekend: one was the premiere of season seven of Game of Thrones, which I will be recapping here at Foolish, and the other was the reveal of the 13th Doctor. Spoiler alert: It’s a lady!

Jodie Whittaker is a wonderful actress best known here in the States for her performance on Broadchurch as the mother of a murdered child, for a heartbreaking episode of Black Mirror, and for the fun alien invasion movie, Attack the Block. 

Most people greeted the news of the first female Doctor with excitement and genuine happiness that little girls will have a Doctor that they can identify with. But, obviously, this sentiment was not universal, and there were a lot of man-babies who were very upset that a fictional shape-shifting alien with two hearts might regenerate into a female form.

LOL, imagine being that fragile. The reactions to the #NotMyDoctor trolls has been positively delicious:

Oh, and a quick reminder for anyone out there who is considering a “Yeah, but …” response to this post or any of the tweets above: Sydney Newman, the co-creator of Doctor Who, wanted the Doctor to be a woman way back in 1986. This has been coming for more than 30 years, guys. Get used to it.

And no one tell the #NotMyDoctor idiots, but Sesame Street is introducing a muppet to specifically address gender equality.

We are going to talk about Game of Thrones around here, trust, but until I get that recap up, enjoy these Twitter reactions to last night’s episode and read Andrew’s thoughts here.

Here’s everything we know about Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s season 9.

Here’s what we know about the reboot of Once Upon a Time, including a big reveal posted down in Casting below.

Here’s what we know about the Psych reunion.

The Walking Dead stuntman’s death is shaping up to be a legal disaster for the show.

Uh-oh, Tyler Perry has signed a deal with Viacom. Does this mean he and Oprah Winfrey aren’t BFFs anymore?

Stop talking, Bill Maher.

Piss off Leah Remini at your own risk. And speaking of Paul Haggis, if you are as fascinated by this Scientology story, you really should get your hands on Going Clear by Lawrence Wright. The stories therein are BATSHIT INSANE.

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Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor

George Romero, director, creator of the modern zombie (and kinda hater of The Walking Dead)

Thomas E. Sanders, production designer and director

Bob Wolff, sportscaster


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Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Russia week begins! 10:30 p.m., CBS

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