So, if you follow me on twitter or pinterest, you already know that I’m really into Doctor Who. The new series. The old ones are on Netflix but honestly 60s British television is a bridge too far, even for me. Anyway, I’m sorry I waited so long to get into it. I won’t say it’s the greatest sci-fi series ever, but it is my current obsession and darn good television.
Much of the success of the show actually falls on The Doctor’s companions:
And if you follow me on twitter or pinterest, it’s no secret, Donna is my favorite.
I know, I know, Rose will always be special. But Donna…Donna is the female everyman. She’s not the Blonde, she’s not the real doctor who knows everything about everything, she’s not the sex symbol. She’s just a temp from Cheswick, who lives a totally average life, in the same house with her mom. And yet, she’s the most important woman in all of creation.
She’s also freaking hilarious. Where most of the companions are the “straight men” to The Doctor’s madness, she can match him quip for quip, and usually steals the scene.
I can’t go into more about why I love her without introducing major, major spoilers. But I also love her because I love her story. She was only on one season, but I think her storyline is the best of the companions. It’s deep and realistic, and I bawled the first time I watched it. I still tear up a bit.
And when I watch reruns, I watch the Donna episodes. Because she’s awesome. She’s funny and brash and sensitive and compassionate and tough all at once.
Seriously, if you are skeptical about Doctor Who, start with the Donna episodes. Cause she’s awesome.
Who’s you’re favorite companion?