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My Not So Inner Geek: Doctor Who Top Episodes

By now, I think Doctor Who has become for the most part a household name, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, it’s a British Sci-fi show on the BBC that has been around since the 1960s, and in 2005 was re-introduced with new actors and story-lines.

With it gaining popularity, my love of the show is not completely geeky, but the fact that I own some memorabilia might push me into geek status.

When I was first introduced to the show, I was skeptical if I would like it, but after the first season I was hooked. The availability of complete (new) seasons on Netflix made a huge difference in getting into the show, as there was no need to wait a week if the episode ended in a cliff-hanger, and I could watch an episode whenever I had some spare time.

The premise of the show is based on a time-traveler (The Doctor) going on adventures with a different companion each season (sometimes they stick around longer). Some of the episodes are a little cheesy, as some of the monsters/villains have been around since the show’s creation, but I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with what I’ve  seen. They travel on the adventures in a time machine called the Tardis (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) which appears to be an old police call box, but is much bigger on the inside.

I don’t want to give away too many spoilers about the show, but if you haven’t watched any here is my list of the Top 5 must-see episodes:


1. Blink- Quite possibly the scariest of the Doctor Who episodes, and kept me on edge the entire time. I don’t usually like to be scared, but I couldn’t tear myself away from this one, and may have had some nightmares as a result.

2. The Girl in the Fireplace- Not a scary one like Blink, but I really loved one of the characters who makes an appearance in this episode, and the story.

3. Partners in Crime- The entire episode was not my favorite, but there is a scene in this one that made me laugh, and it’s the episode where one of my favorite companions joins the Doctor on his adventures. Also, the “monsters” in this episode were pretty adorable.

4. The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People- One of the more thought-provoking episodes, and you really have to pay attention as the story and characters can be a little confusing at times.

5. The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone- Another scary episode, as the scariest of the villains makes a return. It was one that I loved to hate watching.

I may have cheated a little with my list, as a couple are two-part episodes, so I counted those as only one.  If you have a Netflix account, I highly recommend giving the show a try.

If you are already a fan of the show, what are some of your favorite episodes?



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