Despite my initial impressions and expectations of Doctor Who, I really enjoy the show after watching the episodes that we were assigned. This show is very unique in that it can pretty much make an episode about anything one could possibly imagine. Anything is possible because the Doctor can travel anywhere in space and anywhere in time, which makes any situation possible. This is what makes the show very interesting and intriguing.
One of my favorite episodes is “Gridlock.” The whole plot line is very different and is something very “out there”. It is amazing that someone thought up something like being in a line of millions of cars where you only travel 10 miles in 6 years. Of course, it is not anything that would happen today, but it was interesting learning about that alternate world and how and why the motor way came to be. It was also interesting because it could be possible in the far future. Although the circumstances were very extreme, the idea of pollution and over population were very eminent in this episode. Whenever one is out in the motor way, they were exposed to a poisonous amount of pollution, which sounds very similar to the pollution issues of our world today. In addition, the idea of there being so many people that traffic is backed up for years is like the population issue of today. The world’s population has been growing over time and someday the earth might not be big enough to hold us anymore. Although this episode is science fiction, it was fascinating because it could become reality in our future.
Not only did I enjoy “Gridlock,” but I also enjoyed “Blink.” I love time travel movies and shows, and trying to understand time, so this episode was fun for me to watch. I thought it was crazy that the woman was sent back to the past and was forced to spend the rest of her life living in a different decade. I loved all the different time jumps and changes that were made to time, like when the main character runs into the Doctor before he meets her. It is complex to understand but very thought-provoking. Also, the idea of the angels was clever. The way they functioned was cool. It made it intense when the characters were trying not to look away from them. It reminded me of a horror movie and it kept me hooked.
The more Doctor Who I watch, the more I like the show and I always look forward to watching more episodes. I especially enjoyed the episode where they travel through time and hope there are more episodes like these to come.