What I Watched

Recently, I watched Day of the Doctor. It’s the uninterupted, commercial-free, 799th episode of the BBC television show, Doctor Who. I’ve seen enough of Doctor Who to not only know what the show is, but to enjoy it enough to be apart of such an event. My only issue is that the show has been going on for decades and there have been a lot of actors that have played the Doctor (not to mention the many companions). As Mister Candy says, it had my curiosity; now it has my attention. As I read forums and Wikis, I can’t help but be more enthralled by the Doctor Who experience.

But again, where do I start? My dad has his favorite Doctor, and his name is Tom Baker. He played the fourth Doctor (the one with the long scarf), and has had the longest run playing the character. I wonder if I should begin there or simply go back to the beginning. I began with Christopher Ecclleston, and I thought it was decent, but it didn’t reel me in. Along came David Tennant who kept me intrigued and entertained with his experienced, yet cocky attitude. And Matt Smith is more ‘elementary Watson’ than anything, but his pronounced forehead is what distracts me from his portrayal of the character than anything else.

However, Day of the Doctor really brought me into the series, and yet I can’t figure out where to start. I could always just find all the old episodes. With the wonder of the internet and digital downloads, it is very possible.

What do you folks think? In terms of Doctor Who, should I go all the way back to the beginning? If not, does anyone have a favorite Doctor they think would be better for a beginner? I’ll keep you guys updated on my progress. Alonsie!


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