As someone who had seen many episodes of Doctor Who before deciding to take this class, all of the episodes I have watched thus far for class are all ones I have seen at least once, if not two or three times previously. We are not yet to my favorite episodes, I love Rory and Amy and the relationship they have with the Doctor, however, I have enjoyed revisiting Nine and Ten along with all of their companions because I haven’t seen the show since it was taken off of Netflix.
I have enjoyed re-watching all these episodes even more because I have been watching them with my fiancé, Stefan, who had never seen Doctor Who before I started this class. I had talked to him about it previously, but never shown him an episode. Watching Doctor Who from the rebirth of the show with a first time watcher has been extremely enjoyable for me. I enjoy seeing his reaction to big plot twists or his reaction to the different aliens. One of Stefan’s most shocked reactions so far has been when Jack revealed he is called the Face of Boe. I can’t wait for him to see more of the show throughout the semester and see his reaction to more big events.
Overall, he thinks that the show gets much better as it goes on. He had an extremely hard time getting into the show in the beginning, but he is blown away by how everything is so connected and how they have done a good job paying attention to detail. He enjoys the show a lot more now, but still says he wouldn’t just sit down and watch it by himself. When I asked Stefan to rate the show out of ten, he said it was a four in the beginning but now he thinks it’s a seven or an eight.
Stefan’s favorite companion so far is Martha because she is smarter than Rose but not as much of a know-it-all as Donna is. Donna is his least favorite because he doesn’t like her character and doesn’t like her behavior. I’m excited for him to meet Eleven, Rory, and Amy in the future and I hope he continues to think the show gets better as we go forward.