Doctor mother fucking who.
From the day i was born i sat on my dads lap and watched Doctor who, Of course i wasn't old enough to be alive when they were being released. This means i would have to catch the re-runs of all the old Episodes with Tom Baker, John pertwee and so on. They captivated me for 45 minutes a day, The storys, the settings; It was all a wonderland of light and sound that was brilliant and profound. It taught values such as empathy, modesty and love. It had great actors and told great story's, You could really tell that everyone making it loved what they did. I was in love, I would buy the old annuals and read into the lore. I was a true Doctor Who kid.
So when they announced that a new series was coming out i was so fucking exited. I was there at 7 to watch Christophe Eccleston play the Doctor. He did a bang up job and i was really happy to watch all he episodes. I almost shat myself when i caught a glimpse of a dalek. I sat down on the same night at the same time and really enjoyed him as doctor. When he left i was upset but that's the way with doctor who. I was happy to watch David tennant. That is, for a while.
You see after a while the old writers and producers moved on, The new directors were free to market doctor who in a new direction. Rather than make DW a show for the whole family to enjoy they decided to market it at teenage girls. The show became less about the story, The values, the FUN.
And it became more about David tennant walking around with his glossy hair and suit. Self Defense: I liked David Tennant as you can tell that he loves DW. He says himself that he loved it as a child and can't believe he is playing his hero.
So after a while i stopped watching.
This was strange for me, A child for for almost 14 years would sit down at the same time ever week to watch this show. I would occasionally watch it when i wanted to but i wasn't interested anymore. And then we met Matt. Matt mother fucking Smith
Matt Smith never watched doctor who, He has no attachment to doctor who. He is just an actor. Self defense: He isn't a BAD actor. I just feel that there is no joy behind what he does, Doctor who was great because everyone looked like they were having fun. Does Matt Smith? No. Does he do a good job at ACTING? Probably.
Maybe the reason i don't like the new ones is the same reason i don't like the star wars prequels. They're to sterile, Made by committee looking. In the old DW's the sets were made from what they had laying about, Boxes and sticky tape. But it looked REAL and had substance, The CGI was used tastefully with Christoper and David but in the current Doctor Who's its used for practically every set. I liked how the earlier DW's had character, And by character i mean the character the show HAD. Not the character it was given
Back on topic. Why was Matt Smith brought in to be the Doctor?
Lets make a brief comparrison.
Tom baker was cheeky chips lovable and was loved by Men, Women and children.
Matt Smith is a sex symbol. You wouldn't have you dad say "Yeah i think Matt Smith is a great Doctor Who, I the show all the time just to see him" down he pub now would you?
Doctor Who stopped being about the fun, And that's why non of the Doctor Who fans watch it any more.
If you like the new Doctor Who then more power to you, But please watch the older ones first. Then maybe you can capture what was onced loved about this cultural icon.
Tldr: Matt Smith can suck my sonic screwdriver.