So after many years of seeing the whole Internet (well, my part of the Internet anyway) littered with weird gifs, quotes, screencaps and random emotional outbursts regarding Doctor Who I finally caved in and decided to see what all the fuss was about. Since I figured I’m late enough to the party as it is I skipped the old classics and started watching the new series. I’ve just finished season 2.
Aaaaaand this is what I think about it:
The show looks really low-budget, but I’m not going to hold that against it. A show’s value shouldn’t be judged solely by its 3D (or lack thereof).
Some elements I find ridiculous, like the Daleks for example. They’re the meanest, deadliest, most badass villains in the known universe, right? And they look like big salt shakers gliding around with plungers for arms? FLYING salt shakers nonetheless! Omg, I almost died laughing when they started flying! XD
But I know how old the show is, and in the 60’s they didn’t have fancy digital techniques so they were forced to use actual make-up and props. I’m guessing when they filmed those first seasons it probably made a lot of sense to design Daleks like that – and now they’re just sticking to the lore.
So I’m not going to complain about silly-looking aliens either. The funny and bizarre designs are actually rather charming once you get used to it.
Truth is I think the whole show is charming.
I love the quirky characters and the equally quirky stories – they’re all brilliant, not just the Doctor. The technology in the show is just as bizarre as the aliens using it, and I like that nobody really cares to explain it. The world of sci-fi is full of horribly embarrassing attempts to scientifically explain what’s going on, but in Doctor Who everyone’s just like “this is alien technology” and that’s it. Who cares about the laws of physics!? It’s alien!
On top of that, I get all emotional when watching it, and that’s not how I normally react to television. I don’t cry over Game of Thrones, I don’t cry over Supernatural, I don’t cry over Sherlock, but this silly cheese-fest has me in tears like every other episode!?
I think… I think I’m turning into a Whovian. :crazy: