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Doctor Who is Turning Us Into Whovians

Updated on January 10, 2022
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Just a mom of two wonderful children. I love learning and enjoying what they have interest in.

Dr. Who is a MUST WATCH at My House -- The Merchandise is a must as well

My kids got me started on watching Dr. Who, from Netflix. It has become a favorite of ours and we quickly became the stereotype Whovian that lives for the next show and has to have any and all things that center around the Tardis, The Doctor and all the extras.

Dr. Who has provided a show that is family friendly and actually enjoyable to wide range of ages. When I began watching it with my kids, I really didn't think I, personally, would enjoy it. I became a Whovian despite my hesitation in the beginning.

I love all the niche items that are available to any Dr. Who fan. Dr. Who has created it's own cult following and allows strangers to find common interest with just displaying a Whovian pin or bumper sticker. LOL

The Tardis décor and Dr. Who memorabilia is a fun classroom decoration as well. The theme promotes fun and whimsy for all who enter the room, avid fan or not.

Dr. Who is a hit with both my pre-teen son and my teenage daughter. So, anytime I need a new gift idea I just checkout the Dr. Who collectibles.

David Tennant!!!! :)
David Tennant!!!! :)

Dr. Who Favorite Doctors around my house

Around my house, we have mainly watched Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith -- soon to see the new doctor!

Each time we would finish a season where the one doctor was leaving and the new beginning it would take time for us to really get adjusted to accepting the new one. Our all time favorite of the above 3, is David Tennant. I love his capability of really seeming to BE the doctor. His facial expression and quick one liners is priceless.

After Tennant, I didn't think I would like Matt Smith at all. But, things change. Smith grew on me, and I came to really like him as well. Tennant will probably always be my favorite, but Smith and Eccleston, both found there way into my Dr. Who, doctor list of GREAT ones.

Who is your favorite?

Who do you prefer Tenant, Smith or Eccleston?

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River Song

Wow, the character of River Song has been a long and intriguing one. I found is so interesting the way she was seeing the Doctor going one direction in her life and he was seeing her going the other. It made for some challenging writing on the writers parts, that paid off wonderfully.

I loved having the question for so long of, Who is She really?!?!?. Priceless

Dr. Who and the BBC network have created characters that my family and I will long remember. When my kids are older, they will look back on this classic show, much as I have on shows from when I was a child -- fond memories and great re-runs. :)

Billie Piper & David Tennant
Billie Piper & David Tennant

Dr. Who Companions

Much like the adjustment of switching Doctors, it takes my family a little while to warm up to the new Doctor companions. Rose, Billie Piper, was the first one that we watched. Watching her character develop was awesome. Seeing her work through the change from Eccleston to Tennant, also was so real. She had some of the same questions in her that we did as we watched the regenerations and coming doctor.

Donna and Martha were both good, but my families next favorites were Amy and Rory. I really didn't think that I would like having a couple as companions, but the added dynamic was one that worked well. The writers do an AMAZING job working in all the characters and intricacies that come with a show such as Dr. Who.

Dr. Who's companions are a necessity that really adds a whole other greatness to the show.

Iconic, Cult, Phenomenon...

You either "get" the whole Dr. Who fan club or not. It is either love it or hate it. I love shows that cross generations such as this. The idea that all generations can enjoy the same show brings the ages together.

There are the more widely known "cult followings", such as Star Wars and Star Trek, but I love the quirkiness of Dr. Who. The idea that they can even change actors and the show still goes strong is amazing. Most shows fall apart at a change in actors. This one proves it can still continue.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2013 April McMichael


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