If you think you’re the kind of person who’ll like this show, then you’ll love it!
You don’t even need to read this post about why to watch the show- just go watch!
But then again, some people try watching it and don’t really like it very much.
Some of the arguments I’ve heard are that the aliens are cheesy, it’s a good effort but it just doesn’t hold one’s attention etc.
But here’s the thing,
A. the show was created in the 1960’s, most of us weren’t even born then (heck! Even my parents were born after Classic Who started!) of coursethe aliens are cheesy- they probably weren’t cheesy back then!
B. The show was made for children originally but we teenaged and adult nerds hijacked it (as is the case with so many shows, books, movies- raise your hand if you will watch Disney & Pixar movies when you’re 60 years old; raise your other hand if you’re an adult who is still, and will forever be, obsessed with Harry Potter becauseAlways. Now put your hands down on the keyboard, and type a comment down below letting me know of your wonderful, wonderful existence, because you’re totally my kinda person)
C. It gets better soon enough. The aliens and villains get better, and “classier”, the storyline gets complex- it happens, just give it time.
Here’s my argument as to why you should watch the show:
You should watch the show because The Doctor is the best fictional character I’ve come across so far.
Oh God where do I start?
So The Doctor is supposed to be a kind of hero right?
Maybe even like a superhero?
But here’s the thing: he doesn’t like wars, or fighting.
He believes nothing is worth the extinction of any species.
He is all about forgiveness and second chances.
He will give a second chance to the worst of villains (including the Daleks, who were responsible for the extinction of his entire species).
As a superhero, his superpower is that he has two hearts, a larger capacity to love people, he is more compassionate than others.
His weapon? A sonic screwdriver!
It fixes things, not destroys them.
The Doctor is a non-human who teaches us to be human.
I still remember watching Nine in Series One, when he was so happy, and why?
Because, as he said, “For once, everybody lives!” and then he smiled that smile of his.
Oh my God, that scene has been imprinted on my mind and one of the biggest reasons I love Nine so much.
Doctor Who makes me realise all the time just how brilliant humans are, it restores my faith in humanity, so to speak.
The show tells me that I’m not alone, I’m never alone- and I’m not worthless or unimportant either (something all of us have felt at least once at some point in our lives).
To quote The Doctor:
“900 years of time and space, and I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important”
This is actually a very famous quote and I had read it long before I even started watching Doctor Who and I knew right then that I was going to love this show!
The show is also pretty awesome because of all the time and space travelling (you’d think I’d start with that but yeah, clearly not! )
Time and space travelling is actually a very fascinating subject by itself, and Doctor Who does it all very well.
It tells you of all the possibilities that exist. It makes you take a break from your usual mundane routine and think about the entire universe (possible multiverses).
You suddenly realise that maybe failing an exam that you can reappear for, 6 months later, is not the worst thing to happen to you- and your life isn’t over!
It really puts things into perspective.
It makes you understand yourself better whileyou muse about what’s out there, beyond our small solar system. It is inspiring and humbling at the same time.
And the show is funny and entertaining!
The Doctor is always so “chill”; like okay, we’re all about to die if we don’t act on this quick but Hey! Tell me your name first, we should get to know each other!
What? Your name is Alonso? You’re kidding me!Allons-y, Alonso! I’ve always wanted to say that!
Don’t you love him already?
All you fantastic human beings, go watch the show!
What’s not to like?!