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Lately it has become a bit of a thing for people to ask me what I think of Doctor Who episodes because I've said I watch the show and I've done some fanart.

First off, I'm not so much a Doctor Who fan as I am an Eleven fan. Years ago I bought the Nine season cheap just because I knew Simon Pegg was in an episode. I watched it from start to finish but it didn't grab me at all.
Later a friend sat me down to watch the Ten seasons and I watched it to the end but it still didn't catch my interest.
Then I started watching the Eleven seasons on my own because I knew Mark Sheppard was in two episodes, and I fell in love.
So yeah, I was certainly not a case of "you always prefer your first Doctor" and it will be interesting to see if I will fall out of love again now that Eleven is gone.

Secondly, I have a very hard time taking the show seriously. Sure, I cry a bit from time to time and sit on the edge of the sofa when it gets existing, but I will never be one of those people who jumps up ready to fight if someone insults the show. I watch it because it is corny and childish and over the top and weird and stupid. I don't expect continuity or serious subjects from it any more than I expect it from a Sunday cartoon.
Sometimes when I watch it with a friend he will say "This part is so embarrassingly stupid. Shame they had to end such a good episode so stupidly" and all I can do is look at him and ask "How is that any more stupid than everything else on the show?"

So asking me what I think of a Doctor Who episode will always get the same answer:
It was stupid and silly and weird, but I had a lot of fun watching it.
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cacow-me Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I think the eleven's seasons are definitely more bog on the silly and less on the continuity.
Not to say that other series were not silly but they definitely had more prominently serious themes
LDboy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt it was a good swan song for Smith. Sure it wasn't action packed but we had just come from the Day of the Doctor so it would've felt like overkill. Also because for Smith's Doctor, Christmas is meant to be more about the heart than anything.
To those that claim the regeneration was lame, think about it, we never knew what a new cycle of lives would do when they start up and he used the energy to DESTROY the Dalek ships and the actual change always takes a while after the actual death anyway.
Personally I can't wait to greet our new savior when he graces the screen, even if it feels like forever. Ah well gives me time to stock up on classic Who.
unicornsquest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have two favorites, the one "Don't Blink" and the Van Gough one. loved that one, makes me cry each time!
NovaClover Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This post made my night. Find myself in the same situation. Thank you so much.
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Remember this next time you watch something: just because simon pegg is in it, doesn't make it good. Look at Into Darkness!
Knuczema-the-Echidna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nine was who really reeled me into the series. He was dark, mysterious and quirky. His whole speech about "feeling the turn of the universe..." while he held Rose's hand still gets me mystified. I just wish he had more episodes than he did.

And I agree with the whole "ur first is ur fav" thing not necessarily being true, my first doctor was THE 1st Doctor, yet I still love 9.

But for me I see that, it really isn't about the actor playing the Doctor at the time, I feel in love with the story and concept of the Doctor as a whole. I tend to do that with a series, if that doesn't capture my fancy I don't care whose acting in it, I ain't watching it.
ZexionRocks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still don't like the way they handled the Galifrey thing in the 50th anniversary episode. >.>
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
As soon as Capaldi appeared I saw how old-school a grey haired Doctor is. I never saw the old series, and it still reminded me of it.
Karret Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I'm not sure if I'm a Doc Who fan or a Ten Fan. x'Da haven't watched any of the older ones, so perhaps if I did I'd be a fan of more than Ten, but I didn't personally have as many outspoken feels for 9 or 11. ;u;' I do wonder if that'll change with 12. :Ua

Otherwise, I'm near where you are on how I feel about DW in general. Cheesy, but entertaining.
Missymumu1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if the general population thinks an episode is terrible, and even if I watch it again and find that it wasn't the greatest, I always enjoy watching the episode the first time. I seem to have a different opinion than most of the fandom on Doctors as well. My least favourite question is probably 'Who if you favourite Doctor?', because I don't have one. I think every Doctor was great in his own right, and I enjoy them all equally. I'm always sad to see the current Doctor go, but I'm equally as excited to greet the new one.
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