*************Hello, Sweetie. Spoilers*************************
So, my journey into Dr. Who was a rough one. I didn't know the show existed until recently. Gasp! It was my bestie that introduced my husband to it, who eventually made me watch it. I started with Nine. The first episode, I didn't get it. I really didn't. I watched the second one. Still. I wasn't having it. I wanted Jean-Luc Picard or Han Solo (who did shoot first thank you very much). Eccleston was an unfamiliar person to me. It wasn't until later that I recognized him one or two movies I had seen. I really didn't like Rose and I couldn't stand Jackie. The only thing I liked was Capt. Jack Harkness and the Daleks. Mickey annoyed the heck out of me. I mean seriously, pig people taking over the Prime Minister? I hated the way Rose treated Mickey, though. She gets to travel with the doctor, then acts like a real bitch when he wants to come along. Seriously? Who would NOT want to travel all of time and space. He was supposed to be her boyfriend and she act like a stuck up bitch towards him. That is what turned me off to Rose. Then, all of a sudden, Rose become Bad Wolf and an all powerful thing, the Doctor kisses her, then there are a bunch of pretty lights and here is a new person. Wait what? This was my first experience with a regeneration. Husband had to explain that part to me. He told me to stick with it. So I did.
Enter the Tenth Doctor. Hellllllooooooo David Tennant. Oh I loved him. He was witty, talkative, easy going and so cheeky. I loved his look and his mannerisms. Rose still annoyed the heck out of me, but she started to grow on me a tiny bit. I will admit, I balled like a baby when she was trapped in the alternate universe. I loved when he took on the Sisters of Plenitude. Even though I was had a moment of sadness when Rose was trapped, I was glad to be rid of her. I was done with her. I didn't like Martha that much either, at first. I was so tired of the constant awkwardness of her being in love with him and he was pining over Rose. Martha redeemed herself in my eyes when she left. She had just been through hell, as had her family, and she realized that it was always going to be like that with him. Also, that he would never love her, so she left. She gave him a lifeline to her just in case, but she was the smart one. The companion that I loved, and still love, the most is Donna. She was so snarky. The thing that I liked the most was the fact that we could have an episode without any romantic undertones. Donna just wanted a friend, to be a friend, and to travel to see the world. She was not afraid to tell the Doctor what-for either. She was not afraid to get in his face and tell him he was being a idiot. I hated her "death". I balled like a baby. I was so hoping she would be around longer, but by this time, I started to understand the inner-workings of the show. Companions come and go, sometimes they, briefly, come back (Sarah Jane!) but mostly, they stay for a time and then go.
Also, I didn't realize it at the time, but I met my favorite person in the entire series.
I was completely devastated when he regenerated. Even more that it was Wilfred who "knocked four times". Then how he goes through and does one last thing for all his companions, and the Ood there at the end singing, and his "I don't wan to go". Insert knife into heart and twist. My heart was broken. I still had yet to watch the Matt Smith reincarnation. I refused. I was so upset of Tennant leaving that it took me while to actually sit down and watch the newer seasons. I'm glad I did. These were by far, my favorite episodes.
When Matt Smith was passed the sonic screwdriver, so to speak, I was worried about how the story was play out. He was such a young Doctor. I was scared that they were going to turn it campy to get the fangirls. I was wrong! These are some of the best episodes and characters. Rory, by far, wins the best husband ever award and I'm still of the opinion that Amy doesn't deserve him. Once they stopped with the whole "Amy trying to be in love with the Doctor and remember she has a fiancee" it was so much better. I loved Amy and Rory as a couple. The loved the story arc with The Silence. Those guys still creep me out. And the Weeping Angels became crazy scary! The Statue of Liberty, seriously? I called it though. This incarnation introduced my favorite character ever, River Song. Okay, well, not really introduced since we already saw her DEATH in the "Silence in the Library", but she was given more of a story. What a tragic romance! Amy and Rory's departure left me in tears, again, as did the Doctor's final (maybe) good bye to River. By the way, now that I know who she is, going back and watching her deaht was heart wrenching. We were introduced to the Impossible Girl. I'm still not sure about her, but she seems to be able to hold her own. By the end of the season, the feels are all around. The biggest "Holy Crap" moment was John Hurt.