To start this feature off, I'm choosing my top 5 favorite episodes of Doctor Who. These are the ones that made me cry, made me gasp and jump for joy. They are the whole package!Top 5 Favorite Episodes
So the Tardis comes to life before Martha can get out and sends the Doctor, Donna and Martha into the future. There, the Doctor gets forced to give his DNA (by putting his hand in a machine that pokes him) and is greeted with a fully grown daughter which Donna names Jenny.
Fun fact about this episode: The actress that plays the Doctor's daughter Jenny is named Georgia Moffett. In real life she is the fifth Doctor's real daughter and is married to David Tennant who plays the 10th Doctor in this episode.
In "The Eleventh Hour" we meet a young Amelia Pond when the Tardis crash lands in her backyard. She invites the Doctor in and attempts to feed him but he rejects everything he says he likes. He finally settles on fish fingers and custard. This scene was so silly and cute that it made me smile which is exactly what I needed after "The End of the Time: Part 2".
This episode let me get used to the new Doctor's way of doing things. I saw his clothing sytle for the first time and we got a glimpse at how his mind works. It made me appreciate him and his new companion in a way I didn't think I was going to be able to after 10. It was a hard task but Smith and the writers changed my mind and made me think that there could be life after Tennant.
"Vincent and the Doctor" focuses on Vincent Van Gogh. The Doctor and Amy go back in time to see him and meet this stark raving crazy artist who doesn't think his work is worth a lick. In fact, no one in his time will pay anything for his artwork and most people make fun of him for being a drunk and seeing things. But the docotr is intrigued and soon figures out it is an alien life form that Vincent can see. They help Vincent slay the beast but Vincent still believes he is a failure. In a near perfect scene, the Doctor and Amy take Vincent to a modern day museum that has a huge feature on him. We get to see Van Gogh wander through a museum filled with his work and see the tears in his eyes as he realizes he will become a beloved artist. When they drop him off, Amy is jazzed to see all the new paintings he creates because he doesn't end his life only to find out that he kills himself anyway. The only difference is a small note that says "for Amy" in his sunflower painting.
"New Earth" might not be the most dramatic of episodes but in my opinion, it's the most fun I've ever seen the Doctor and Rose have. They are fresh off the "Christmas Invasion" and learning how to deal with each other all over again. Rose finally got her faith restored in this new reincarnation and we realize that the 10th Doctor is going to be a lot of fun. There is this lovely scene where the Doctor and Rose step off the Tardis and lounge around in the grass and they are joking and laughing. It just makes me happy to watch.
I also think that this episode is wonderfully acted by both Billie Piper (Rose) and David Tennat (10th Doctor). Both must act like themselves and like Lady Cassandra acting as themselves which is difficult and each performance feels different. The episode also did a beautiful job of ending Lady Cassandra story and really rounded out the character. I still get a little choked up thinking about it because she was so deliciously evil to begin with.
Part of my love for this episode is that you really don't have to know anything about Doctor Who to appreciate it and it's got everything that makes Doctor Who an awesome show wrapped up into one heart-stopping episode. In a recent documentary on Doctor Who they said that this is the episode to show people who haven't ever seen Doctor Who before because then they'll get it and I completely agree. It follows a random character that we never meet again as she encounters The Weeping Angels with a little bit of help from the Doctor who is stuck in another time.
This episode also has some of the best lines in the series. We've all seen shirts with "the Angels habe the box" or "wibbly wobbly timey whimy" or "don't blink, blink and your dead" on them which are from "Blink". It also doesn't focus on the Doctor completely which allow a 'normal viewer' to get to know the main characters at the same time as a Who fan.
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