Monday, March 10, 2014

Who Dat?

I finally understand what this is.
Well, it's happened.  Tonight I lost my Dr. Who virginity, as it were - after months of reading friends' Facebook posts about the Doctor and watching my knitting friends knitting Tardis mittens (true story) and generally feeling out of the loop, I finally got around to watching a 2005 episode on Netflix.

Yeah, I'm hooked.

You know, I grew up in the 70's and early 80's, when the word "geek" was a pejorative; so I still cannot get over how cool it is to be geeky and to like weird sci-fi shows.  I look at David (a true tech geek/science lover) and almost envy him.  I mean, if he wanted, he could actually be popular.  That option wouldn't have been open to him 35 years ago, that's for sure.

Progress, folks, we're making progress here.

On another pop culture note, I would just like to register my feeble shout of protest that "Let It Go" won Best Song at the Oscars this year.  It's a good song, but - for my money - "Happy" is better.  The performance at the Oscars blew me away, and most days I really just want to go live in this video:


I mean, really, LIVE in it.  Just me?

9 comments:

  1. Welcome to the Who Side! If I had to recommend two episodes that can stand alone for test out on new Dr Who viewers they would be "Blink" and "The Girl in the Fireplace." Enjoy!

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  2. My oldest got me into Doctor Who. He didn't mean to, but as he talked about it with his friends I became interested and starting watching it... then I texted him non-stop with question after question as I watched each episode. He now doesn't speak about anything interesting in front of me any longer.

    Yes, I agree with you about the songs. At first I was a "Let It Go" fan, until I listened to "Happy" a few dozen times. Now I wish that one had won.

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    1. I just want it to play continuously in my house. Is that too much to ask?

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  3. I recently discovered my Who side and totally agree with you about the song Happy! So, we can DEFINITELY watch t.v. together :)

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  4. Welcome to the Geek Club, honey.
    It's a cool club.

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  5. Our household is still Dr. Who ignorant. But then, I'm a bad mom who hasn't shown her kids "The Princess Bride" (I'd like to blame my husband since he is the one who brings home library videos & DVDs).

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    1. I am the only person in the world who HATED The Princess Bride (I saw it when it came out). I keep telling myself that I have to rewatch it, but I never seem to get around to it.

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  6. I got a glimpse of the WHO in my daughter's room one day. Maybe some day when I can get the cartoon network off the living room TV...

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  7. I am newly on the Dr. Who bandwagon as well. The campy feel reminds me a bit of Get Smart and I loved that show back in the day.

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