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Just a Review of my Favorite Show Doctor Who

February 18th, 2007 at 12:54 am

One of the benefits of being sick, one of the few, is that everyone stays down longer, either on the couch or in bed, so I have had a fair bit of time to get caught up on reading the blogs. I don't read all of them, but I do try to read most of them. There's just a few that I skip due to excessive bad spelling or er, umm...boredom, but otherwise I pretty much read them all. So its good to be caught up again. And do so from my bed with my laptop.

I also got to finish watching my entire birthday present by last night. Well, I haven't done all of the commentaries, but everything else though. It was only 15 episodes for a whole season, which is hard when you are used to 22 but that's the BBC programming for you. I guess I should be happy there is more than six per season, like Red Dwarf was when it came out.

So, series 2 of the new Doctor Who was amazing. It took me about 3 episodes to adapt to the new lead though I liked him from the start, but by the time I got to the end it was like Christopher who? And that's hard for me to think considering I thought Christopher Eccelstein was far and away the best I'd ever seen in the role. But this David Tennant fellow, he's going to do great things with this role. It's his now.

But far and away it was Billie Piper as Rose that blows me away every time. If that girl does not end up as an Oscar or Emmy winner or whatever they have in England of the equivalent than there is no justice in the world of television and movies.

Anywho, I've been watching Doctor Who since 1974, when I was four years old (it started in 1963) and there has only ever been one episode that made me really, really sad, which was when Adric dies, back in the era of Doctor #4. But the season finale of this, oh my gosh, I was sobbing for the last 8 minutes of the show. It so broke my heart. I usually don't get that in to shows, but this just was gut-twisting and heart-wrenching. I loved it and hated it all at once.

And I absolutely cannot wait for what happens next. Let's just say the one day shipping was well worth the price!

If you've never watched Doctor Who, I'd highly reccommend the new stuff. If you like sci-fi, high camp, time travel, serious drama, and interesting relationships all tied together, its well worth giving it a shot. It is not classic Who, which was marvelous in its way, but it is even better. Seasons 1 and 2 are available through Netflix. If you like the new Battlestar Galactica or shows like Buffy or Angel, you won't be sorry you gave it a shot. Its better than all of them.

Now, on to disc 5 of season 4 of 24, which has been patiently waiting for me while I go through my little sci-fi frenzy with Doctor Who.

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