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Old 11-15-2012, 09:09 PM
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So, I want to like Dr Who, but in watching the first season it's really just not doing it for me.

Is there any way I can just start watching later ones? Like start when a new Dr starts and not be completely lost?

If so, suggestions on where to start?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:16 PM
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I started watching a couple of season ago (the newer seasons are on Netflix) since my boyfriend is very into him. He explained a lot to me but I don't believe you HAVE to watch all of the seasons. It would probably help to read up on it a little bit, but since it's been going since the 60's that's a lot of TV watching. I think it depends on what you want in the show. My boyfriend likes the whole 1,000 things going on at once, notice every detail vibe it has. But I personally just like to watch it for the fun. Most of the shows stand on their own. The BIG things will be pretty much pointed out.
So I guess it just depends on why you want to watch it and how much time you want to invest into it. I think it's a great show, though
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:18 PM
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You can pick it up from the 9th doctor and you'll be fine. That's what I did. He is amazing, so my only suggestion is to not skip him Have fun!
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Are you watching the very first season or the first of the new seasons?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:27 AM
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If you're watching the old ones - from 1963 to 1989ish - you most likely won't like them until you get into it and know what you're doing. I'm on the 4th Doctor now, and I am LOVING it, and he's now my favorite doctor. But if I had tried to start there, I never would have been able to get into it.

If you're watching the first of the new ones from 2005, that's the 9th Doctor. I liked him, but there are tons of people that don't. There is a new Doctor, the 10th Doctor, the following season, so you could start there. It's also super easy to start with the 11th Doctor in season 5 of the new ones. And if all else fails, I like to start people off with "Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol" because it's super fun and it's the episode that made me actually like the 11th Doctor (I really didn't want to see 10 go but I'm over it and 11 really is great).

You could actually start anywhere, but those are the best starting points.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:29 AM
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OH! And if it helps, this is what Doctor Who is about (found it on Reddit):

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 AM
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Saeleofu I love that! <3 Ive been a Whovian since childhood I grew up on the classics (#4 still my fave) but if you are just starting you should start with the new seasons and then once you become utterly enthralled in the universe go back to the originals, then move on to the rest of the Whoniverse (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and K-9 and Company ect).

It you have kids you can appreciate watching the original rugrats with them knowing Tommy Pickles is based off of The Doctor and then there is things like this http://doctorwhosthere.tumblr.com/page/2 <things that make me happy XD >
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:33 AM
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I JUST started watching the first of the new ones (on netflix), so I guess the 9th dr? I don't know that much about how all that works.

Then I stopped, because I had been watching it with my friend but then we both got kind of busy and sort of lost touch. I should just get back into it on my own but I hate watching tv by myself.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 AM
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Wow, to be honest, I've read about so many people liking the show and was going to check it out and I NEVER knew it had been on for so long? lol, I thought it was a new-ish show.

Does Netflix only have the recent ones? I think I'm realllyyy confused about all this 9th and 10th doctor stuff.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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Does Netflix only have the recent ones? I think I'm realllyyy confused about all this 9th and 10th doctor stuff.
I believe so. Because I started with the pilot on Netflix and it had the one from 2005, not the older one.

The show ran from 1963 to think 1996. During this time, 8 different actors portrayed the doctor.

In 2005, the show was revived. I don't think it was necessarily a remake, but it explains everything from the beginning. At that time, the "9th doctor" or the 9th actor playing the doctor. Now it's on the 11th doctor.

ETA: oh and it's also included in the storyline...the doctor is immortal (I think?) and when he's going to die, he can regenerate into a new body. So every time the actor changes to another # doctor, in the storyline, the doctor regenerates into a new body.
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