So how were all of you guys introduced to Doctor Who?
When was the first time you heard of it? When did you start watching? What was your initial reaction? How confused were you at first? :)
My mum watched it obsessively in the Tom Baker days. So, naturally, when she found it in 2005, she watched it endlessly and had the whole family hooked within moments. So I started watching it in 2005, when I didn't even know what the heck I was watching, with Christopher Eccleston. Even though I was, like, ten, I really loved the show because it was nerdy, like me, and seemed interesting. I wasn't really confused at all because, like most little kids, I had such a wild imagination, everything happening seemed possible and I took the show to be a reflection of what was yet to come for humanity.
your mom is fantastic
I first began hearing of it ages ago because people would post things about it on Facebook. I had no idea what it was, and the statuses were never detailed, and anytime I mentioned to anyone that I didn't know what it was I was only told, "Go watch it, it's awesome," which isn't always the best way to get someone to watch something. I didn't bother to look it up, and for a while I thought (just based on the name) that it was some kind of Doctor Phil-esque show. Well, that wasn't really an active thought, more just a passing impression.
Then sometime last summer a friend of mine got Netflix and started watching it. So she told me about it and I thought I might as well watch an episode or two, and I've been hooked ever since.
actually, i was on your friends' side of this sort of conversation regarding TFIOS a couple of months ago. it's sometimes hard to articulate the awesome...
btw, are you following me?
I went to the California State Summer School for the Arts in the summer of 2011, and a bunch of my friends there were into it. Tons of them said to start watching it - but I didn't untill the CSSSA ended. One day I was bored and I opened Netflix and started with "Rose."
At first I was sort of confused, but once I got into it, I WAS HOOKED.
Literally. I was watching, no lie, no joke, 3 or 4 episodes a day. I had nothing better to do that summer. I finished the tenth doctor around Christmas and I'm now up to date. The show literally has changed my life. :)
The first time I remember seeing Doctor Who related stuff is in a magazine of models for some stupid thing in school. A couple months later I looked up the schedule after finding out that we have BBC America as a channel. After school that day I ran into the room to watch it, and because I'm on the west coast and everything airs 3 hours earlier, I couldn't watch it. But it came on at 7 am, so I could watch it before school, but that started a week later after some "Important" test came up. And then I learned that my dad watched Doctor Who on PBS a lot and I was scared of the title sequence. Except now I talk so much about Doctor Who he refuses to watch the new ones.
Saw it all over tumblr and a little over a year ago decided what the heck, why not, I'll give it a shot. It took a few episodes for me to really get into it but oh god I became addicted VERY quickly. I have a TARDIS tattoo now.
I was studying with a classmate one night and we both fell asleep in his room. He decided just to go to bed and let me stay on his couch, but I was still wide awake so he turned on his Netflix and showed me select episodes of Season 1 and 2. I've seen all the episodes since then, but I was hooked. When I first watched it I saw episodes 1, 4, 12, and 13 of season 1 and even though I was slightly confused, I fell in love with the Doctor and Rose. That was nearly two years ago, I think. I didn't watch all of it suddenly, in fact I didn't watch much of it for about a year i think, but then I really got into it and watched one episode every night until I saw all of the episodes.
Just about 6 months ago, my friends would always talk about the show. So of course I knew all the season 6 secrets while I was watching season 2; it wasn't all that confusing. I liked it, but it wasn't until my second season that I got hooked, and have watched all that I could since then.
Charlie McDonnell, roaming around on Youtube and found his Dr.Who Video. I always like weird stuff and watched it on BBC America... OMG loved it!!
When I was in 9th grade my friend explained DW to me and I thought it sounded really stupid and I didn't really get it. Then one day I got on to a nerdfighter confessions page on Tumblr some how and read all about how those people loved it and that got me curious (I'd forgotten that my friend told me about it). I also knew that Charlie loved it. So then I was all done with watching all of 30 Rock on Netflix and wanted something to watch. So I looked to see if they had DW and they did so I started watching. I had stayed up till like 9am or something crazy like that after watch like 3 episodes and fell asleep. when I woke up Netflix wouldn't work because my aunt changed the password and wouldn't give it to me and I was all sad and said to my cousin on the phone 'but I just started watching Doctor Who!' So then we got Netflix and I watched all 4 seasons and the specials (had to wait a whole day for Netflix to put The end of Time pt 1 & 2 on). That was like last day of august/first of September 2010 and I've gotten my 3 cousins into it. It my cousin Damion and I's favorite Tv show.
2 years ago my friend who was obsessed with it introduced it to me and I had heard Charlie McDonnell talk about it so I was really interested so I watched a random episode that I saw on TV and after that my friend and I, who were stuck in boring Drivers Ed for 4 hours a day for 3 weeks, would watch Doctor Who episodes in there and talk about it. I started with Series 5 and then went back to Series 1 and watched the rest! The first episode I ever watched was Amy's Choice and then I started back at the beginning of Series 5. At first I was a bit confused but I really liked it so I stuck to it and now I've been an obsessed Whovian for 2 years! haha.