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  • #51
    Originally posted by dubiousbystander View Post

    Oh yes, I know about the missing episodes. I first encountered Doctor Who on PBS in the 80s, so I really started with Tom Baker. Then I caught what of Peter's aired, and I suffered through some of Colin's. I keep thinking some episodes never got here. I loved Sylvester's, yet when I saw a list of episodes, I found there were some I just don't remember.
    Yeah, I used to stay up late on Saturday and watch it on PBS with my dad, but I only ever remember enjoying a handful of Fifth Doctor episodes back then. I generally only stayed up watching it and Red Dwarf because he let me stay up if I watched them with him. It wasn't until we sat down as a family to watch The Movie when it first aired on Fox that I found myself actually enjoying Doctor Who, and I really got into it. Or at least the EDA's, as it were, picking them up from the library whenever they would get one in (which was only maybe 10 or 12 of the 74 they made, sadly, but I didn't know that back then).

    Even when the new show started, and my oldest brother started raving about it, I didn't care, because I just liked the Eighth Doctor, but he eventually broke me down and got me to watch Blink followed by the Master three parter from series three, and it got me hooked. So eventually I just decided to go back and watch everything I could, and like I said, I'm glad I did it, but I'll likely never do it again.

    Surprisingly, I quite disliked the Fourth Doctor era. So many people love Tom Baker, but he's probably my least favorite of the whole bunch.

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    • #52
      Black Mirror season 4!
      Highlander: Dark Places

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      • #53
        Originally posted by Takk View Post
        Surprisingly, I quite disliked the Fourth Doctor era. So many people love Tom Baker, but he's probably my least favorite of the whole bunch.
        That IS surprising for me. However, it's also understandable. I wonder if there was just too much of him back then. When I think about my favorite Doctor Who of the 21st century, there is "The Unquiet Dead", "Father's Day", "The Empty Child", "The Doctor Dances", "School Reunion", "Doomsday" (Daleks dissing Cybermen!), I really liked everything with Donna, and I was also really angry at how Martha was treated while she traveled with the Doctor. It was so nice to have Donna because she wasn't pining for him, nor was she being ill-treated by him. I liked "The Family of Blood", and while I did like Blink for the Angels, their further use was rather uneven for me. "The Doctor's Daughter" made me happy in so very many ways. We got Martha back without her being dissed. We got the Doctor a little confused as to how to deal with how she and Donna got on so well. And we got Jenny!! Who then never, ever, comes up in the series again though Big Finish has her back. "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead." Oh gosh, such a happy memory of first meeting River Song! ... Perhaps I should just start a Doctor Who thread. I really liked "The Next Doctor", and "The End of Time", but felt the other two specials were useless. Then came Matt Smith. I usually loved him, but was really annoyed at the way the writers couldn't seem to have an episode without someone (himself sometimes) commenting on how hot he was. "Vincent and the Doctor" was a favorite there, and "The Pandorica Opens". I thought "A Christmas Carol" was a useless story. Always like River Song, and felt "The Rebel Flesh" was good, but ooh I was pissed at the writers' decisions for Amy. "The Girl Who Waited" was actually a pretty grand episode for me. It felt useless in the grand scheme of things, but was good anyway. I did feel there were too many buildups which were deus ex machina solved, such as in "Let's Kill Hitler" and "The Wedding of River Song."
        "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" is one of my favorite specials.
        We did get teased about Clara a few times, but some of that was just annoying, such as "The Snowmen" reintroducing the GI, who is wiped out in "The Name of the Doctor" but ooh, I still want the story wherein the Doctor tells River Song his real name!! We don't have to hear it, I just want the story!
        "The Day of the Doctor" is also one of my favorite episodes. I'm kind of iffy on "The Time of the Doctor".
        I kind of liked "Deep Breath", except for the obligatory "I'm not flirting with you!" from the Doctor.
        I liked "Listen". Found "Time Heist" useless. Liked "Mummy on the Orient Express" though I feel it was a useless episode. "In the Forest of the Night" is on my list of ecological episodes. Was very annoyed by the ending of Danny Pink, largely because it left me with confusion about Listen. I'll continue another time. Hah.

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        • #54
          Bones
          Ye know why they`re on the internet don`t ye? `Cause ye wouldnae speak to them in the fecking pub! ~ Billy Connolley

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          • #55
            Just watched most of Glitched over the weekend. It's a Netflix original set in Australia. Very interesting but very slow to get started
            They will need music to uplift
            It'll be a godsend it'll be a gift
            And hope and glory to coincide
            They'll need the strength and warmth and comfort
            That the music will provide

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            • #56
              Still watching Bones, but discovered we don`t have season 11...
              Ye know why they`re on the internet don`t ye? `Cause ye wouldnae speak to them in the fecking pub! ~ Billy Connolley

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              • Takk
                Takk commented
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                Hulu has all 12 seasons. If you don't already have it, you could start a free trial once you complete season 10 to finish up the show.

            • #57
              Just made it to season 2 of Lethal Weapon and it's really good. Re-watching Orphan Black with the oldest daughter
              They will need music to uplift
              It'll be a godsend it'll be a gift
              And hope and glory to coincide
              They'll need the strength and warmth and comfort
              That the music will provide

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              • #58
                Decided to take a break from Doctor Who to catch up on other shows, and wound up watching The Musketeers. Great show for fans of Dumas' characters, even if it fails to follow any of his stories.

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                • #59
                  Watching the original Land of the Lost on Youtube. Sure the production is crap by modern standards but many story elements were ahead of their time
                  They will need music to uplift
                  It'll be a godsend it'll be a gift
                  And hope and glory to coincide
                  They'll need the strength and warmth and comfort
                  That the music will provide

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                  • #60
                    Just started watching 9-1-1 and am only on the 3rd episode but am already hooked.
                    They will need music to uplift
                    It'll be a godsend it'll be a gift
                    And hope and glory to coincide
                    They'll need the strength and warmth and comfort
                    That the music will provide

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