I started the next series of Doctor Who, where we get to meet the Eleventh Doctor. I was ready for it - I was ready for a new face, new companions and new story lines. I started last night and I’m up “The Pandorica Opens” which for me is pretty impressive.
Things I’ve noticed about this new series: Eleven reminds me a lot of Nine. He has that same … disrespect? for humans. He was born out of the hurt and lust of Ten and it’s just safer not to get too attached. He was born from different blood, different battles.
Where Ten was more human, Eleven seems to want to leave that behind. It hurt to be more human, to fall in love and loose all of that again, just like he lost his people. To have a best friend that is and always will be a part of him, quite literally and bam! he has to take it away from her. To have someone willingly leave you because they can’t take loving you anymore. God, it hurts. And I can see why Eleven stays far away from it.
I do thoroughly enjoy Eleven and I do love the way he is portrayed by Matt Smith, even if his surprisingly manly voice freaks me out a bit. I do miss David’s warble.
Now, onto the beloved companions.
… I don’t understand the hate for Amy. I fucking love her. Do I love her as much as I love Rose or Donna? Not yet, but I suspect that it will happen. She’s a feisty red head - who doesn’t love those? She’s a ginger like my Donna, which means that of course she’s gonna give the Doctor some shit and yet, she’s starry eyed and pulled in by the romance of time/space travel like Rose.
She’s a mix of my two favourite companions. Nay, characters so far from the Whoverse. And I love listening to Karen Gillan talk, she’s got a voice on her.
And thus, I don’t understand that hate for her. She’s pretty intense about things sure - but the way Eleven acts she has to be and I understand that sometimes she leaves Rory behind and it’s not nice. But I will let people in on a secret, even at our most loving, we are selfish. And that’s all she is at that moment and Rory forgives her.
I fucking love Rory. Knew I would from the first time I saw his face on Tumblr. He is everything I think that a girl would love: he’s loyal, he seems really funny and forgives flaws. He doesn’t ask Amy to change, he just asks that he be there with her. He balances out Amy pretty well and is a good anchor for the Doctor, even if Eleven acts like he doesn’t like him, he needs Rory.
Not to mention, that he is pretty good looking. I don’t know why, I think it’s the nose.
And River. I loved River since “Silence in the Library” and I fall for her more each time I see her. I want everyone to know that I love Rose, LOVE ROSE but I’m okay with River and the Doctor. Because eventually, everyone has to let go and I couldn’t think of someone better than River to take up arms for Rose and take care of her Doctor.
See, I love this new series. I love the characters and I love the story lines. I love the way the show is written this time around - it tugs at my heartstrings, but it doesn’t rip them out. I love the characters but I don’t feel as if my dog has been shot in front of me and then eaten by a rabid human when something happens to them.
Except for maybe Craig. I won’t lie. I love the man. I love him more than I thought I would and I can’t wait to see him again. I think he ranks up there with Rose and Donna. No, I am sure that he ranks up there with Rose and Donna.
There, I said. I love Craig. And I will weep if anything happens to him. And Sophie.
I love this show. And like I said, I don’t understand the hate. It’s too amazing to hate. It’s like loving a baby rapist. No one loves baby rapists. Therefore, no one should hate anything/anyone in the Whoverse. … Oh well, I just thought I would let everyone know that I am on board with Eleven. Didn’t think I ever would be, but even I can be proved wrong. Sometimes. Once a decade. Every twenty years or so. Maybe only I can prove myself wrong.
Off to finish the series and wait patiently with the rest of y’all.