So after many years of gentle and not so gentle prodding I have finally started watching Doctor Who. In the past I have seen snippets of the new series, and generally walked away muttering “…alright …that was odd…don’t see much point in that.” However my friends BatMatt and Doc kept suggesting I try it (much the same way we kept suggesting Rich try watching Firefly…) and since I share a lot of tastes in
common when it comes to TV shows and comics a few months ago I relented and let Doc know that I had come to terms with fact that someday I would eventually ended up watching some Doctor Who but needed to know where to start.
Fast forward to two weeks ago when my father had me open a Netflix account so we could figure out why Netflix streaming wasn’t working for him (no streaming outside the 50 states and DC…you lose out if you live in a Commonwealth of the US it turns out…bummer). Since I had started the clock on my 2 week trial I figured I might as well take advantage of it once we were back in Rochester.
So early last week I started out watching Season 1 of the New Doctor Who series, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. The first 13 episodes are available via Netflix streaming, and I have watched 12.
If you haven’t watched the series yet…you might as well stop reading unless you want to be spoiled as to how I reacted…
Ana, glad you're watching...but we actually have a Doctor Who group. Why not post there?
This is very interesting to me - as I've said elsewhere, I watched to the old show from when I was a little kid, and came to the new show very much steeped in the new show's "mythos", so I enjoy seeing the reactions of someone who comes to it without most of my preconceptions of what the show is, or what it ought to be.
Because she's spreading the news to the non-Who masses! Ana, after watching the second series, I would recommend the Sarah Jane Adventures for viewing with your girls. Same universe, same writers, a bit younger audience in mind.
I love the "you're speaking English" scene in The Christmas Invasion.