My first date with "Doctor Who"

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 :-)

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