Doctor Who just celebrated 50 years since the first show aired on BBC. The show has a legacy stretching decades on BBC but the quirkiness of the Doctor is not for everyone. What do you think, is Doctor Who for you?
This is an interesting question for me, because I am of two opinions. I love everything that Doctor Who is about - the concept, the history, the fandom, and the legend it has left behind. I'm proud to see it have reached 50 years, and I think some of the Doctors are great and really funny. However, when it comes to watching the actual episodes, I could not be interested in the slightest. It is weird, I know. The other day, I watched a two hour documentary detailing the whole history of Doctor Who, and really enjoyed it. I then went on to start watching the Day of the Doctor, but was bored after about ten minutes and switched over.
Bryony, my take on the Doctor is the same as yours. I've seen a few episodes, but wackiness of the show just doesn't do it for me. Like you, I still love the fandom and history behind the show. How could any sci-fi fan not appreciate the legacy of Doctor Who?
I watch Dr Who with my 14 year old son. This is the only TV programme we watch together, so in my opinion, that's great. When I was younger I used to watch Dr Who all the time but nowadays it has lost some of its appeal a bit, but still watchable.
I've loved it since I was a kid. Now I'm really enjoying being able to watch it with my daughter. She finds parts of it scary but she kind of enjoys being scared when she can sit with me and hold my hand. She also loves the spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures.