Posted on May 13, 2015
An Overview of Season 8 of Doctor Who
This post was written by correspondent Robert Sunshine and edited by me.~missemmamm
I love Doctor Who. Yeah, that’s right, I said it. It’s a funny show for me to watch, even when I’m not really paying attention to it. I just sit back with a pen and some paper, and draw while the Doctor is throwing zany one liners and cracking jokes. It’s a TV series that has made me laugh on one episode and cry on the next. Each doctor has his own personality. Whenever he is dying or near death his body transforms into a brand new actor’s contract. With his faithful companions, he travels through time and space to different worlds, saving the day!
Season eight was beautiful. I remember sitting down, watching live, when he was revealed to take Matt Smith’s place in the blue box. I mean, yeah, when I first saw it, I was a little skeptical. I’m not the easiest when it comes to change and I kinda liked Matt Smith, but then I saw this.
This sold me. I wanted that as the doctor. And for the most part that is kinda what I got, an angry old man in a suit. His acting obviously has a lot more depth. I was blown away by his performance as the Doctor.
For people who don’t watch the show, the Doctor is about 2000 years old by the start of season 8. Mind you, he was already pretty old, but with his regenerations he can transform himself back to youth. So him transforming into an older looking man, a man who does not even give a tenth of a fuck, and is more openly insulting and berating…..it’s so fucking great. Peter, as the Doctor, has definitely changed a few scenarios about the show. There is no longer a romantic interest between the Doctor and his companion. The show itself is set in a much darker tone then the other seven seasons. With the upcoming 9th season, we can definitely assume that it might only get darker.
All of us know that this isn’t Peter’s first time on Doctor Who. He played in season four’s “The Fires of Pompeii” and it was mentioned in Capaldi’s first episode as the Doctor that he has seen this face before. We can only speculate some kind of bullshit about why he chose that face, and maybe even see a couple other old faces from the previous Doctors later in the series, here’s hoping.
Now, the season didn’t really have any bad episodes. Some moments were drawn out a little too long, but each episode had it’s own special tone to it. My personal favorite episode of season 8 is “Listen”. It’s an episode about creatures who evolve specifically to not be seen. The episode was creepy. In the end, it was tied up in a nice little TARDIS blue ribbon.
The show is POP culture incarnate. With so much merchandise, that if you actually watch the show back to back and love it as much as I do, you will end up going to work one day with Doctor Who socks and underwear, showing off your wibbly wobbly t-shirt you just had to have. Between the wacky quotes, heartbreaking moments, and out of this world adventures. It’s no small wonder that a show like this should peak the minds of both the young and the old.
You can buy season 8 of Doctor Who in streaming, DVD, or Blu-ray format here on Amazon.com (Note: This is an affiliate link.)
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