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More Dr. Who

I’m right in the middle of Season 4 of Dr. Who (watching on Netflix . . . thank you internet) and I’m a definite Dr. Who fan (at least for the reboot) without any doubt.

Of course, the problem I’ve had is trying to explain Dr. Who to my friends.

As I’ve tried to explain Dr. Who to a few people, it’s been interesting with the comparisons I’ve come up with, and frankly, every comparison works at this point.  You see, instead of describing the premise of the show, I like going with the “comparison show” route when I’m convincing my friends to check out a show.  So now, I’m going to list a few ways I’ve tried to explain Dr, Who to my friends . . .

1)  Samurai Jack – I’m not sure why this came to mind, but some of the adventures the Doctor gets into reminds me of some of the situations Jack would find himself in.  Both characters dealt with a variety of aliens and both definitely felt alone in a vast and terrifyingly beautiful universe.

Both characters also felt an inevitable pull to help those around them, despite the destruction they would bring.  Both would save civilizations from evil and darkness.

2)  Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I think this one works because of the pulse of mythology that surrounds the show, whether its a reference from history or building up their own unique legends and stories.  Again, you have a lone hero(ine), but this time, the character no longer fights alone.  Buffy definitely had her “companions” as she battled the creatures of the dark , as the Doctor had built up his.

And yes, the destruction that followed Buffy is somewhat similar to what the Doctor had to deal with.  And yes, Buffy also felt that “pull” to help those around her.

3)  Inspector Spacetime – Just kidding 🙂  We all know why this show exists in the first place (and Community is definitely an underrated show as well!)

Anyway, any help on comparison shows to tell my friends about?  Any shows you might compare Dr. Who to?

You could also tell what type of shows my friends watch as well 😉

I’m currently watching the “Forest of the Dead” episode, and sooner or later, I’m definitely going to write out a favorites list for episodes of Dr. Who.  At this point, David Tennant is definitely my favorite Doctor of the two I’ve seen (though I thought Eccleston’s was pretty good as well).  Question is how I’m going to catch up to the rest of the series before that huge 50th Anniversary show that’s coming up?

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