If you want to drool over naked people getting it on- watch Game of Thrones, if you want to see millions of dollars worth of special effects- watch Agents of SHIELD, if you want to see a genius solving unthinkable crimes- watch Sherlock but if you want to fall in love- watch Doctor Who.
I was 9 when I started watching this show (BBC’s reboot) and I take it as a responsibility that those who don’t watch the show should atleast give it one try.
- The show is called ‘Doctor Who’ but the man is called just ‘The Doctor’ because he doesn’t even know his own name.
- He is an alien from the planet Gallifrey who has two hearts
- He has a time machine called ‘The TARDIS’
- He has a sonic screw-driver that can do pretty much anything
- He travels through space and time making friends, battling monsters, living hundreds of years and yet he is completely and utterly alone.
Reasons I love it:
- The chemistry that The Doctor has with his companions( let’s call them female ‘love interest’ for the lack of a better word) is marvellous. It’s not as simple and straight-forward as friendship but it’s also not as complicated as love.Yes, the Doctor often falls in love with his companions and they often reciprocate, but he never admits it. He knows that he is cursed to never grow old, he is forced to spend his entire life wandering faraway planets and fighting creatures, but never will he settle down. Yet, their relationship has love, anger, jealousy, possessiveness, humour, everything but sex. This proves bodies don’t have to meet to express love, sometimes eyes do it well enough.2. The companions themselves are beautifully devised characters with storylines that set them apart and the relationship that The Doctor has with each one of them is different but equally breath-taking. My three favourites- Rose is that ‘Bad Wolf’ that the Doctor will always be in love with but never admits, Donna is that woman who is the Doctor’s best-friend who is sensible enough to know and accept the fact that he is unattainable and Amy ‘the girl who waited’ and ultimately choose her human lover Rory over the time-travelling alien because she knew how hard it is to find true love.
Christopher Eccleston was given the charge of doing the difficult job of starting the Doctor Who series after it had been gone for years. He played the 9th Doctor, a man with a flawed past, a slightly cocky attitude but two generous hearts stunningly nonetheless.
10th- David Freaking Tennant Ladies and Gentlemen
This ordinary boy from Glasgow was obssessively passionate about Doctor Who as a child and dreamed of playing the Doctor one day.
Then years later, now the greatest stage actor of our generation, played the 10th Doctor. A quirky man with a quick wit and great hair (and so much more, I could write a separate post on him alone)
What is this man really?
Does anyone know?
Ah! Our adorable raggedy man, our sweet giraffe- Matt Smith brought his childish charm and good looks to the show and made me realize that I have girl parts.
12th- Peter Capaldi, another fanboy of the show has us at ‘KIDNEYS!’
In Doctor Who, regenerations are very hard- when a Doctor with whom you have formed an intimate connection with transforms into a stranger you initially are very insecure and hesitant.
But in only a few minutes this stranger starts to create his own little corner in your heart. If you like men with six packs and biceps go join the Vampire Diaries fandom, in the Whoniverse, we admire cleverness over cleavage.
Doctor Who is not an ordinary hero, he does not have biceps like Thor or ammunition like Iron Man, what he does have is the realization that violence does not achieve anything.
So he always saves the world with his charm and intelligence. Every Whovian in this world deeply respects every actor who has played the character, but there is always that one person you always refer to as ‘MY’ Doctor- the one who took us with him on his journeys to strange planets, who held our hand when the scary aliens attacked, who made us laugh when we were having a bad day, who made us fall in love while wooing his companion.
A man who we never knew, never met, never saw before in real said
and we we did.
You will remember everything, the strange introductions
The unforgettable fashion
The hilarious fights
The unbreakable bonds
The heartwarming kisses
The scary villians
The words said repeatedly
The words left unsaid
The Christmas Specials
The teary Goodbyes
You may grow up to have a better taste for TV, you might like the superbly directed Transformers, the sleekly edited Game of Thrones and the gut-wrenching Supernatural but even with its adorable villians and tacky special-effects, Doctor Who will always define you.