Back when I was talking about New Year’s Resolutions, I had made the resolution to finally finish watching Doctor Who. Well, I accomplished that tonight (for the most part). I’ve watched every episode of the modern Doctor Who series. However, I’m leaving the 50th Anniversary special until closer to the time when the eighth season starts, because I already feel a huge void in my life and I want to save it for when I’m really feeling bad.
I started watching season one probably three or four years ago. I don’t know what it was about the show, but at first I just didn’t really get into it. It took me a year to get through the first season. I don’t have any criticisms for it, I guess I just needed adjusting to the concept of the show. When I started watching season two was the night my dog got parvo and almost died. I stayed up all night with my puppy and watched the first few episodes. It took me a long time to get through season two as well, because every time I thought about watching it, I remembered the night when my dog almost died.
So, for this New Year’s, I resolved to put my feelings aside and finally finish watching it. Besides, what kind of nerd am I if I can’t enjoy Doctor Who? I got back into the show hardcore and it’s taken me about three months to finish seasons 3-7. It took awhile, but I can honestly say I’m a proud Whovian.
I would have to say that my favorite parts of the series were the times with Ten and Rose or Eleven and Amy. However, my favorite companion was Donna, probably because I already liked Catherine Tate and she was hilarious on the show. I really liked all the companions though and I had a special soft spot in my heart for Martha, because I think we’ve all been there.
My favorite episode of the whole series has to be “Let’s Kill Hitler”. I loved seeing newly regenerated River Song going up against the Nazis. Especially this part:
Another favorite episode of mine was “Vincent and the Doctor.” I seriously cried like a baby when they brought Van Gogh to the present to show him how famous he becomes. I also cry like a little baby every time one of the Doctors regenerate. You think that you won’t like the next one, but you end up falling in love with him all over again. Then you get upset when he regenerates and it’s all a vicious cycle!
Season eight doesn’t even come back on until August, so in the meantime I will watch the 50th Anniversary halfway until then and possibly watch as much Classic Who as I can on Netflix.
What is everyone else’s favorite Doctor Who moments?