My love for Doctor Who is a pretty recent one, compared to a lot of fans out there. The show had been on my “catch up on during the hiatus” list for a couple of years before I finally had time to sit down and do a marathon. It was right around the time that LOST had ended and I was feeling – no pun intended, I swear – completely lost without my favorite show.
So I thought I should finally give it a chance last July and, boy, I had no idea just what I was getting myself into. I admit that it wasn’t love at first sight. I struggled with the first few episodes, but once the show finally found its stride, I was hooked. Time traveling with an incredibly intelligent 900-year-old alien? I couldn’t possibly ask for more.
There was something, however, that bugged me after season 2. While the regeneration of the 9th Doctor didn’t bother me so much (I was upset, of course, but ended up falling in love with David Tennant’s 10th Doctor the second he first appeared on my screen), I was really depressed when Rose left. She had been my constant for two whole seasons and I absolutely loved her.
During seasons 3 and 4 I just couldn’t get into any of the other companions, so my focus remained with my favorite Doctor and I just couldn’t wait to see Rose again (because I already knew she would be back for a guest appearance in season 4).
Then Tennant left and I was devastated. I really didn’t like Matt Smith at first because I felt like no one could ever portray the Doctor better than Tennant had. If I didn’t even like the Doctor, I really couldn’t make myself like his new companions. I started watching season 5 out of habit and it was a long time until Matt Smith finally started growing on me.
Now that we are halfway through season 6, I stand corrected. Smith is my new favorite Doctor and Amy and Rory – who I couldn’t stand in the beginning of season 5 – and River Song are my new favorite companions.
Sorry, Rose Tyler.
So check out the Doctor’s Companions gallery below and tell us which one is your favorite in the comments. Did you change favorites like I did or are you a one and done kind of fan?
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