I feel bad calling this post “Today’s Dorkiness” because I really don’t feel dorky for watching Doctor Who.
I tried watching it months ago and got about 2 1/2 episodes into it and just thought “This is so dumb.” Like I didn’t “get” it. It looked cheesy and low-budget and… well, just not my cup of tea. So I stopped watching.
About a month ago I got Netflix back and was epic watching different shows. After going through two shows that I desperately needed to catch up with (Parks & Rec and Merlin) I was kind of at a loss. What show do I watch next? I decided to give Doctor Who another chance.
It took a few more episodes before I really got into it. And then when David Tennant took over as the Doctor… well, I was officially hooked. But it honestly wasn’t until the end of season 2 that I realized just how emotionally attached to this show, and the characters, that I was. Seriously, tears. TEARS! Over a show that I didn’t even think was all that great to begin with!
Of course, if you don’t know already, I don’t half-ass my obsessions. When I find a new one, I go all out. Seriously, Doctor Who is on speed-Google on my phone. It’s been AMAZING to me that not only is there this huge following for this show, but that the show has been on for 50 years! FIFTY YEARS PEOPLE! Maybe not consecutively, but name me one show (please don’t) that has been on that long and still has a huge following (again please don’t).
I just started season 3 and am still on the fence about the Doctor’s new companion Martha. I like her. I think she’s pretty neat, but… right now she’s just not Rose. But… I’m giving her a chance!
I think what I’ve loved best about this show isn’t the romantic feelings between the Doctor and Rose (even though they are totally cute!) but this deep friendship. Like I seriously want a friend like that! My favorite scene between them that still has me giggling even though It’s been nearly a week since I saw it was from this episode where there were lots of ghosts. The Doctor popped up, with this ghost hunting contraption on his back, and said “Who you gonna call?!” and Rose, spot on, said “I ain’t fraid of no ghosts!” Seriously… it was the cutest thing ever.
Anywho… Doctor Who is my newest obsession and I don’t care who knows it! Annnnnd… I want this for Christmas: