This week’s Guilt Pleasure post is co-written by my 15 year-old daughter Kay. I’m letting you read it just as she wrote (ok, I corrected some spelling). Enjoy…
Doctor Who is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s a British sci-fi show about an alien (Time Lord) named the Doctor and his travels through time and space with his companions. The show turns 50 on Saturday the 23rd of November, making it the oldest sci-fi show ever. Over the years, the Doctor has regenerated (a clever trick by the writers so they can replace the actor) eleven times, meaning eleven actors have played the part, and now, in the Anniversary special three of them and Queen Elizabeth.
The show is very confusing, and you never know what to expect, like how the Doctor was at a picnic next to a lake with his wife, while his best friend was pregnant with his wife, when his wife in a space suit came out of the lake and killed him (spoilers), or how one of the companions named their daughter after their daughter after she grew up with her daughter… but the surprises are definitely worthy of your time. The more you watch it, the more addicted to it you become. When you do fall in love with it, you join a world-wide community that is open and happy to meet others in their fandom. We’re called Whovians.
Now, I’ve been suggested to say the cost. The only costs are the money to get BBC in what ever country you live in, or Netflix, which has every season of the show. The other cost is your time, which will often get devoted to Doctor Who. Then, if you do get addicted to show, you will most likely went to buy the shirts, mugs, posters, toys, and DVDs. Trust me. I’ve either bought or received two Doctor Who shirts, one mug, one poster, two sonic screwdrivers (the Doctor’s tool that can do anything ((except wood), two TARDIS (his spaceship that looks like a British Police Box that is bigger on the inside) blue nail polish, and the diary of one of the characters.
Thanks Kay! Great job!! I’d just like to add that this weekend is filled with all kinds of Doctor Who specials, shows and on-line activities. Check out things like the page visually depicting the social media around the special and offering a few (very short) sneak peaks. The BBC YouTube channel where they’ll be updating things with videos from the events going on in the UK. And don’t miss the world-wide simulcast of the anniversary special staring at 7:50 PM in the UK and 2:50 PM on the East Coast of the US. Enjoy!
By the way, if a strange man with a box that’s bluer than blue, ancient and new, and much bigger on the inside asks where you want to go in all of time and space, go! Don’t walk, RUN!
If you have an idea for next week’s Guilty Pleasure – or if you would like to be the special Guest Blogger and write next week’s Guilty Pleasure post, drop me a line here! I would LOVE to hear your ideas. Especially all you Spoonies and Chronic Babes – what are the those little guilty pleasures that make the bad days a little better? Let’s share and help each other!