Thursday, August 15, 2013

What Is The Deal With Dr. Who?

I can't take it anymore.  I just can't.  I am talking about having to tolerate the most annoying television show on planet earth. Dr.Who. Every time I log into Pinterest and click on the "Geek" tab, which I like to do because I obviously belong there, I get bombarded with crap about Dr. Who. Seriously, I dare you to log in right now and not have a Dr. Who pin in the first two rows. It is impossible. It is literally endless pins about blue phone booths and how to make your own Tardis dresses and Daleks of unusual sizes and eighty kajillion memes about David Tennant and running away with David Tennant and running away in a phone booth with David Tennant and it goes on and on and on. And on. And I don't even know who David Tennant is!  And it gets worse because then when I visit for the quirky shirt of the day, nine times out of ten it is usually a shirt about Dr. Who. They should just rename the site and save us all a lot of trouble.  Please go there now to see my point.

Now, you could say the same thing about Star Wars.  To be fair, the Geek tab also lets you easily find a lot of pins showcasing Chewbacca slippers, plans for making your own r2-d2 trash can or patterns for a crocheted Princess Leia buns hat, but the difference is that Star Wars doesn't suck!

Have I attempted to watch Dr. Who and find out what all the fuss is about?  Yes. Twice. And both times it left me angry at the world in which I live.  (Click here for actual footage of what happens when I try to watch the show. This was when I had that really bad short haircut.) It is so bizarre that it is hard to even tell what is going on in the show.  The last time I tried to watch it there was a "woman" that had had so much plastic surgery that her face was a now just a tightly stretched piece of skin that was about the size of a pizza box with a pair of lips. That was it.  She could still talk and was wheeled around like a church chalkboard.  And she of course was in outer space.  And this is a show that has been on since 1963.  Are you kidding me?!  I am just absolutely mystified by the interest in this show.  It's British, it's made by the BBC- I get it.  I hate to be the one to break it to you but some shows by the BBC are actually terrible.  And Dr. Who is one of them.  Sorry Whovians, I just don't understand you and I never will.  Sherlockians, on the other hand? Take me to your leader.

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