Sight, Sound, and Mind
- Nov 24, 2008
It's not everyone's cup of tea. My mom thinks Star Trek and Dr. Who are just weird. It's not as if everyone has to like what the majority does. Just keep that in mind if you continue to not like it.
Just stick with it and see if it clicks with you. Eccleston is my least favorite doctor, but the show itself was pretty good. Also, his relationship with Rose is explained in that season, which is really important for Tennant's first season. As for the older shows, they're definitely worth watching, but it's just about impossible to get into, because for some reason they're sold by the story (meaning one serialized story) instead of by the season. Add in the fact that the show ran for a solid 20 or 30 years before getting initially cancelled, and you've got a recipe for something that is really hard to get into. The special effects are also absolutely terrible -- like, worse than Star Trek The Original Series at points, but the writing is so much better than what you see in the new show that it's worth checking out at least a couple of episodes. Basically, don't go buying tons of DVDs, but if you get a chance to watch an older episode, take it.Glass Joe the Champ said:Should I just skip to the next season, or do I need to watch this season to understand everything. Also, are any of the old Dr. Who shows worth watching?Slowpool said:As the others have said, stick with it. Once it gets to David Tennant, you'll see why so many people love it these days.
Oh perfect one "the weeping angels" its like the third last episode of the martha jones arc admittedly the doctor is barely in it but it has some of the best monsters from the new series or I think maybe even the old. I mean honestly screw the daleks all they can do is shoot you but the tension of having to stare at one of those statues knowing that the second you turned away they would rip you out of your life and cast you back in time and their faces when on the prowl nasty. That said I think they ruined them when they let us see them move as it meant the rules didn't apply to us thereby tearing us out of the whole immersive terrorGlass Joe the Champ said:Hey guys, since some of my friends/this girl I really like/the non-American part of the internet always talks about Doctor Who, I decided to get on Netflix and give it a try. I saw an episode called "Rose" from the 2005 season, and honestly, it was really cheesy and underwhelming.
I know that Doctor Who has been on for umpteen years, so the quality probably fluctuates a bit. In which case, what are the best seasons/episodes to watch for first time viewers. Does the show get any better, or do I just fail to understand the brilliance of it? I'm from Texas, so I have a natural aversion to dry, British humor and non-hillbilly accents; that might be the problem here.
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UPDATE: I just saw the next episode, "The End of the World" and it was definitely better. I'll stick with it for a while, but I'm still not entirely sold. Thanks for all the advice and whatnot.
Pro tip:Glass Joe the Champ said: