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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever [Jun. 18th, 2010|09:31 pm]
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Need to jump in early with this because I go bush tomorrow morning, and will be away for a couple of nights.

So, do I really need to tell you the answer to this question? Really?

Okay, for the new person who doesn't know me and only discovered my LJ through twitter, or the odd friend who is criminally thick, my favourite show ever is Doctor Who.

To expand on this a little, it has been my favourite show since age seven. To expand on it further, and to be anal about it, the original run of the series is my favourite show ever, the new series is not quite there yet, but it's pretty good.

I don't think there is another TV show that, when at its best, can be so inventive and different. It runs the gamut from comedy to drama to action to thriller, sometimes all in the one story. Plus it features a hero who, when at his best, doesn't use weapons but instead his brains to win the day.

And the show changes organically with the world we live in, the ways of telling the stories change, the lead actor changes, everything changes so that the show you're watching now is not the same show you were watching two years ago, and it's not the show you will be watching in another two years. And if you don't like what it becomes, just hang around, it'll change again.

Nothing else has had the positive impact on my life that Doctor Who has had. And while I may be able to judge the show more critically than when I was seven, I still love it just as much.

You will see Doctor Who mentioned a few more times in this meme.

[User Picture]From: lostcarpark
2010-06-18 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think this is the first LJ post that has had me looking for the "Like" button. :-)
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2010-06-19 05:33 am (UTC)
One of the things I think shows the mark of an outstanding series is when - years later - people at parties talk about the individual episodes in terms of "the one with..."

So people who watched Doctor Who as kids talk about "that one with the giant maggots", or "the one with that ventriloquist's dummy that came to life". I found it really funny years ago when Sonia and I were first dating, and since she was born in 1981 she had these childhood memories of "the one with the creepy clown and the kites" and "the one with the monster made of liquorice allsorts".

This theory is one of the things I liked about Friends, since every episode bar two is titled "The One with..." or "The One where..."
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