Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tv on Thursday: Doctor Who

Why I love it: Well, this is a ridiculously old sci-fi show, but I was introduced to it after the show was rebooted in 2005. My best friend and her family loved it, and she talked me into watching it. Now, I'm absolutely obsessed! It's the story of an alien, called The Doctor, who can travel through space and time in his time machine (called a TARDIS: Time and Relative Dimension in Space). It looks like a big blue police box, and it's bigger on the inside.

The Doctor travels with human (most of the time) companions, and we get to see him in different times, on different planets, and see different baddies. Some of them are from the classic show, and some are brand new. It doesn't matter though, because they're all awesome. In fact, some are downright scary. My favorite episode is titled Blink, and guest stars a pre-fame Carey Mulligan.

Who's who (weirdly, this is now a pun): The doctor can regenerate, making it perfect when an actor is ready to move on to different projects. I'll talk about my favorite, and the first Doctor that I watched (people tend to be attached to the first actor they see in the role). You may remember him from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the super creepy Barty Crouch Jr., or you might have seen him in show Blackpool. He has fabulous hair, and I found his seasons to be the most emotional. Granted, I cry at just about everything TV/movie related, so it's no surprise that I cried like every episode during his run.

It's a great show that's fun to watch with my friends and family, and I love getting new people hooked on it. If you want to check it out, all of the recent seasons are on Netflix!


Tales of Whimsy said...

I keep meaning to try this show. Oddly Mr. Whimsy was a fan of the old version and has reservations. I should try it without him huh? ;)

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