One plucky fan has decided to take a step towards changing that by roping in his wife to a series-spanning rewatch of every episode in order, in an effort to show her why he loves it so much. Neil Perryman, the fan in question, has set up a site to chronicle her reactions to every episode (all the episodes are grouped under one serial) and to just generally take her through his adventures in time and space.
I envy him. If I had a wife I’d probably watch Doctor Who alone in my study, with a glass of brandy in one hand and a belt in the other.
Going from just the first serial (I’m a busy man, alright?), there’s some gold to be found in these chronicles:
Sue: It can’t compete with that opening episode. There are far too many scenes of cavemen bickering and not enough action. And the special effects are rubbish.
Me: But there aren’t any special effects.
The following line of dialogue had me chuckling away:
Sue: He’s a smoker! You’d never get away with that today. Imagine Matt Smith pulling out some Lambert and Butler.
One wonders if Sue delivers such perfect set-ups and lines but frankly it doesn’t matter, because the result of writing down her reactions is interesting and funny.