But it seems that some watching elsewhere struggled to understand the Yorkshire accents in the series opener, which was set in Sheffield and starred Jodie Whittaker in the title role, speaking in her native twang.
The warning signs were there when American subtitlers recently struggled to decipher Whittaker’s accent during her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and misspelt her home town Huddersfield.
“Loved the show, but my American hubby kept asking me what she was saying,” another viewer noted. “Guess we’ll be adding in the subtitles.”
Loved the show, but my American hubby kept asking me what she was saying and I had to explain about the spoons, it being Sheffield. And we both missed the opening with the familiar music. Maybe they'll add it in next week. As for her accent, guess we'll be adding in the subtitles