You should watch Doctor Who. It is my favorite show, ever.
Not convinced? Let me try again.
Doctor Who is the type of show that is impossible to explain. Many people have before me, with things like, “It’s about a mad man in a blue box.” Accurate, more than you may think, but that doesn’t show you its depth, its creativity, or the feelings it produces. Just don’t blink, you may miss something.
If you watch it, you will experience all the feelings. Every single one of them will smack you in the face like a toddler having a tantrum. This show will grab you by the hand and yell, “Run!” The Doctor is going to make you laugh, rightly so. You may be encouraged to break things, but watch the next episode before you do that, it will be alright in the end. There is one thing for certain however; Doctor Who will make you cry.
This isn’t an option. If you do not cry watching Doctor Who, you’ve been upgraded. You can try and promise yourself you won’t shed a tear, but that hope will be exterminated in a flash.
Doctor Who celebrated its 50th birthday recently, spanning across many (re)generations. The fan base is increasing every year; people all over the world are watching The Doctor and his companions. The phrase, “because everyone is doing it,” is a horrible reason to do something. However, this show is a very different ball of…stuff.
It actually does something a lot of other shows never have, it makes me feel good. It hurts sometimes, but The Doctor does his job, gradually repairing whatever hole he created in your heart(s). He may never visit his and our favorite pond again, or he might leave his rose upon a beach, but he will endure.
Current fans will be saying a final farewell this Christmas. It will be bittersweet, but we’re all stories in the end, and end they must. Vale Undecim.
I realize now, I may have confused you even more. This was not my intention of course. If you enjoy something that combines comedy, action, drama, science-fiction, and fun, with a dash of love, you will enjoy Doctor Who.
I’ll leave you with this quote and you decide:
“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
If you have questions or comments, leave them below and I’ll respond in a timely manner, relatively speaking.
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