Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top Ten Things I Love about Doctor Who

Last autumn I started watching Doctor Who after months of being told to by my "friends" and "family". ;) Finally I relented and it now has become my favorite TV show. :) If you are lucky enough to be my friend on Facebook you will see that I talk as much about Dr. Who on there as I do about Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien here one my blog. However, today my blog breaks that trend and gives you the top ten things I love about Dr. Who.  Disclaimer right off the bat, this is the only sci-fi show I've ever watched and I'm actually not very familiar with Sci-fi in general (Star Wars, Ender's Game) so this is from a non-sci-fi geek who is just enjoying a great show. :)

  1. Number one! The Doctor! Duh! It's kind of important if the main character is amazing! My favorite portrayal of the Doctor currently is that done by Matt Smith but I enjoy all of them. I enjoy the Doctor because he is compassionate, caring, fun and quite dorky. :)
  2. Then of course his great companions! My favorites are probably Amy and Rory followed by Clara and then Donna but I like Martha too. They're so caring but quirky in their own way but all with their own issues. It's great to see how they grow as characters throughout the story. 
  3. The T.A.R.D.I.S. The space ship with an attitude! 
  4. The Weeping Angles- That actually is more of a love-hate relationship. They're my favorite villains but oh my goodness they're scary! My Dad got us a weeping angel mask and I tell you what when you have a little sibling sneak up behind you wearing that and you unknowingly turn around and see that it is terrifying! 
  5. The historical characters the Doctor meets- The historical character episodes aren't my absolute favorites but I do enjoy them... especially the Agatha Christie one as she is one of my favorite authors and the references throughout that episode are hilarious! 
  6. River Song! Not really a companion but she belongs on this list somewhere so here she goes. River is one of my favorite characters in Doctor Who. She's an interesting compliment to the Doctor that I would have never conceived but really works. Some of my favorite lines from Doctor Who are from her including, "Spoilers" and "Hello Sweetie". I may or may not say "Hello Sweetie" when I answer my phone (only when I know the person obviously). 
  7. The Silence- Great villains and I really get a kick out of all of those memes with them. Maybe those memes are actually what I really love about the Silence. P.S. For those Whovians reading this, I totally made tally marks on my arms for April 23rd! 
  8. The Sonic Screwdriver- It can work on anything but wood! 
  9. I also love the sanctity held for life in the show. That's refreshing to see. 
  10. And finally I love Doctor Who because of the great witty writing that makes me laugh every episode. :)
I didn't know how on earth I can give you a good synopsis of the show so if you're absolutely confused right now, just watch the show! ;) Thanks for reading! :)
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22 comments:

  1. HUGE Doctor Who fans at our house!!! Love it! Great post!

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  2. Love the Doctor! I used to watch the old Tom Baker shows from the 70's when I was a kid. I must admit that I'm more of a David Tennant lover than Matt Smith. I'm kind of excited/worried to see the new doctor! One thing I'm hoping is that since the new actor is older, maybe the Doctor and River will finally have a love life!

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    1. I'm interested to see if River does come back but honestly I think her story is finished.
      Someday I want to go back and watch some classic Who... Especially the Tom Baker ones.

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  3. I STILL NEED TO WATCH DOCTOR WHO THIS SUMMER!

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    1. Summer is good time to watch/catch up on TV shows. My plan as soon as I'm done with school is to finish Merlin and Call the midwife as well as start Stargate Atlantis.

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  4. I know way too much about Dr Who for someone who hasn't seen a single episode :P Is it weird that I understood most of this post? I have loads of friends who have been after me to watch it so I know I will at some point... I do watch Sherlock, if that's worth any brownie points for the Moffat connection :)

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    1. I knew too much going into watching them also. I blame my brother. ;)

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  5. A day doesn't go by that I don't see, hear or read something about this show! I can't seem to get into it. Which one should you suggest to start with?
    Cinella @ The Mami Blog

    visiting from MamaKats blog

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    1. I would suggest starting with the reboot but if you want to start with a lone episode "Blink" from the third season. That's the first episode I watched.

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  6. We have not made the acquaintance of the good Doctor just yet, but we have watched Torchwood. Sounds like an awesome show!

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    1. I guess we're opposites! I haven't watched Torchwood yet.

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  7. I love Doctor Who, but I will admit to not watching the new doctor. I only started watching it when it came back on and at first the Doc was Christopher Eccleston and then changed to David Tennant and I just love David as the Doctor that I didn't want to watch the new guy..lol. I know I need to give him a try, but the Doctor for me will always be David Tennant. Also my favorite companion was Rose.

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    1. I was skeptical of Matt Smith at the beginning too but now I love him.

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  8. I can't pick a favorite regeneration - I just love the Doctor! LOVE River - she's amazing (and I don't think her story is done - not by a long shot)! LOVE Donna (although I kind of hated her at first)! My favorite aspect of the show, overall, is that it's smart, and it expects it's viewers to be smart, but at the same time it was originally intended for children, and my children adore it (obviously, I'm not saying children aren't smart, but they don't KNOW as much). I've watched plenty if Sci-Fi, and honestly, despite the aliens and spaceship, Doctor Who barely qualifies. Sci-Fi tries to scientifically explain how things work, but the Doctor doesn't really do that. Instead, he says time is wibbly-wobbly, and miracles happen. The show feels much more fantasy than Sci-Fi, which might be why you like it so much!

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    1. I guess we'll see about River. I've heard that there is a rumor going around that she'll be in the next season so maybe. :) It is a weird kind of Sci-fi I agree and I think you're right about it being more fantasy though Sci-fi and fantasy are very similar so it's hard to tell sometimes. Who knows! Wibbly wobbly, timey wimpy... stuff. :)

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  9. Oh Doctor Who, I love it so much! Nice list :)

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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  10. I'm definitely confused. I miss all the good shows!

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    1. Haha! It's okay... so do I. :)

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  11. A friend of mine convinced me to watch Doctor Who a while ago and I loved it as well... this post just made me want to watch it again!

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  12. I adore David Tennant as The Doctor! :) I may have fallen quite in love with him. And I've heard many people say they don't like Martha, but she is on of my favorites! And Rory to me is just hysterical.. :)

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