Travis McElroy and Tybee Diskin have a great podcast called “Run: A Doctor Who Fancast”, which covers both new and classic Doctor Who episodes. I started listening to their show right when it came out, but without rewatching the 2005 series of Doctor Who, because I’ve seen those episodes several times before. As they got closer and closer to the end of David Tennant’s run as the Doctor, though, I got more and more excited, eventually deciding to watch Series 4, his final season as the Doctor, along with them.
I fell a bit behind, then caught up, and then just kept watching through the end of the series and just… wow… I love this show, so damn much!
Doctor Who is a show with intriguing mysteries, interesting aliens, heart-wrenching stories, and fascinating lead characters, especially in Season 4 with Donna Noble, probably my favorite companion of all time.
I know I’m far from the minority in my love of this show, but if for some reason you’ve never watched it before, go to your Amazon Prime video account right now, and start watching! I’d recommend Series 1, 4, 5, or 10 as the best places for newcomers to start, or, heck, just wait less than three weeks for the brand new series with a new showrunner and new Doctor to kick off, and start there!
And you know what, even if you’ve watched all of Doctor Who before, go watch an episode today! You deserve it!
However, you do it, just go watch Doctor Who!
Oh, and listen to Run, because it’s a very, very good podcast with very, very good hosts!
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