I finally managed to watch the first two recommended “Doctor Who” episodes 1.09 / 1.10 (quick reminder: London WWII, “Are you my mommy?” Captain Jack Harness’ first appearance) and I have to admit I definitely enjoyed watching. This show is probably one of the craziest I’ve ever watched, but it was crazy in a not-stupid-crazy way, if that makes any sense. I was pretty much ignorant about anything about the show, all I basically knew that there was time-travel involved and it was thus a science-fiction show. I should have figured that there were starships and weird gadgets and a variety of alien lifeforms, but I didn’t. Yes, stupid me. So that throw me off a little for the first few minutes, but once I get used to it, I found it utterly entertaining. Crazy, but good crazy. A little bit scary as well, because that “Are you my mommy?” kid was really creepy and to watch somone’s head transform to a gasmask was kind of nasty as well.
But, and that’s a big BUT, I just loved the show’s sense of humor. The bantering between the doctor and Jack about their various gadgets and some other stuff was hilarious and I just cracked up over so many lines from the doctor (or Jack). So I guess, I really have to get my hands on a few more episodes. It’s already season 4, so there is a lot to catch up on. But I have all summer.
One last thing: Is it just me, or does John Barrowman indeed have some resemblence with Tom Cruise? That was at least my first thought when he first appeared in this episode. It freaked me out a little, because I don’t really like Tom Cruise, not anymore at least. I lost that impression pretty fast, because Captain Jack was such a cool character, but still… I just didn’t expected that kind of first impression :-)