On TV

I am a notorious TV knitter; I knit while I watch television constantly and find some really good things to watch. I thought I would share them with you here, so if you’re looking to get into a TV show, you would have some ideas. Since I watch TV with Paul, there are a really wide range of things I watch, but the most recent thing has been re-watching Doctor Who.

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Let me explain how the seasons work. Doctor Who has been on TV for over 50 years so there are many MANY seasons. From 1963 to 1989 there are 26 seasons, in 1996 there is a television movie and in 2005 the series start. I have not personally watched all the old seasons, I may one day, but you do not need to in order to understand the show or get the premise. In series one (2005) I think they were looking to introduce a more modern Doctor Who but kept the graphics low quality as a nod to the older episodes.

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A lot of people are put off by Doctor Who because of the graphics in the first series. They are really quite terrible, but back when the show first started in 1963 I am sure they seemed quite good. As the series progress, there are nine now, the graphics get better and the story changes a little bit, but it is a really good show!

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I’ll try to give you a little cliff notes teaser of what the show is about without giving away anything. The Doctor is an alien who travels through time and space in his TARDIS; Time And Relative Dimension In Space. The TARDIS is a kind of spaceship that can go anywhere and anytime; sometimes it is pulled towards a place where the Doctor’s help is needed.
Mostly the Doctor travels around to see time and space, but he also helps out where he is needed. He usually has a human companion with him because even while traveling and meeting all sorts of interesting characters, he gets lonely. The companion also helps to bring him closer to the events around him. Since The Doctor can travel all of time and space, he can forget that he makes a difference. Even just saving one person or one small act of kindness can change things in a very real way.

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I am not usually into sci-fi shows or any kind of alien movies, but this has an engaging story line and it is very well written. I would highly suggest this to anyone looking for a new series to start and depending on how ambitious you are, you could start from 1963 or 2005.

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