I feel I should share with my one or two readers that I have recently become a huge fan of Doctor Who. It’s pretty bad. I’m trying to downplay because I don’t want to seem like a dork, but seriously. I’m obsessed. There is no way of getting around it.
Thanks to my friend Sean (who actually had to convince me numerous times to give the show a chance), I don’t think a day goes by that I do not watch at least one episode of Doctor Who. So far, today, I haven’t watched it yet. But give it time.
It’s true what they say, you know: You start off a little perplexed trying to figure out what the hell this show is about and why they’re trying to be funny?! Isn’t this sci-fi? About midway into season 1, you start to feel a fondness for the characters. By the time season 1 is over, if you’re still watching, you’re fully converted. From there, you’re deeply entrenched in the whole David Tennant madness — when you think of Christopher Eccleston, you literally think, “Doctor Who?” — because it’s clear the only Doctor there ever was or needs to be is David Tennant.
If you make it through the second season without gouging your eyes out from emotional anguish, you’re still in pain but you’re again ready to rally and power through seasons 3 and 4. You find that the Doctor has found some very interesting new companions, and while it pains you to admit it, you’ve actually become quite fond of them. You also have come to the realization at this point that it is not wise to become attached to any character on this show, as they will most likely die or exit the show in a tragic and heart-wrenching way.
Now, I won’t to go into too much detail about the end of season 4. Let’s just say it ends, it’s sad, and you cry. David Tennant is gone, life has no meaning, and you hated this stupid show from the beginning anyway. Why are you watching it, again?
But!!! Fear not, for you now have a new Doctor to explore and learn to love. I don’t know about you, but for me, Matt Smith is the perfect successor to the Tennant throne. Having just recently discovered this show, I am admittedly less familiar with the classic Doctors and their personalities. But somehow this young boy has managed to convey age old wisdom with childlike wonder, all at the same time. Throw in a bit of dark mystery, some suspenders, a fez and a bowtie, and you’ve got yourself a geek girl’s dream. Swooooooooon!!!
I could easily write a lot more about this show, but I think I’m good for now. The main point of blogging about this is that I know have neglected my blog because I’ve been watching this show. And, I thought my blog should know where I’ve been for the past year.