I have a friend who's been trying to get us to watch Doctor Who for awhile now. I don't know why I stubbornly hold out, not watching shows people recommend. I'm just stubborn. And besides, this was a sci-fi show. I don't like sci-fi. Except for loving Star Wars and Luh-OOOOOVING Terminator. And Firefly. Okay, so maybe I do like sci-fi. But I forget that. So no way did I want to watch some show about aliens and the future and some doctor. Who needs it?
And then someone showed me adifinitum's magnificent picspam of David Tennant's hair. But it was more than that. He had adorable facial expressions, where he'd scrunch up his nose, and his eyebrows moved in miraculous ways, and I had to know more.
Bless China for having youku.com, where I can watch all the new episodes of Doctor Who. Specials, too! So I embarked on a journey through space and time.
Series 1. I was kind of epically disappointed when David Tennant was not the Doctor. [sv]I even asked my friend if I could skip those episodes.[/sv] But then I felt bad, because I had nothing against Christopher Eccleston, except the fact that he wasn't David Tennant. Am I going to begrudge the rest of humanity for the same thing? Hardly. (Although, humanity might be happier if there were more David Tennants? I'm just saying, maybe humanity could look into it.) And as it turns out, Series 1 was great! The following is, more or less, episode-by-episode stream-of-consciousness reactions to this wonderful, fantastic show that owns my heart. (Except oops, I didn't start writing them down until The Empty Child.) ( James Joyce, eat your heart out.Collapse )