If you’ve often considered checking into “Doctor Who,” even just to keep up with the constant references on this site, but have never gotten around to it, now’s as good a time as any if you have BBC America. I don’t know how often they rerun the show, but I happened to notice that they’re starting at the beginning again today. So, if you’re so inclined, you can use your DVR and begin collecting episodes from the beginning and marathon them on the weekends.
If you need more reasons, you can check the comments below, where our readers will hopefully provide you with numerous compelling reasons to check it out. To start, I’ll give you two.
And second, after watching the first two seasons, you can go over to YouTube and check out scenes of Billie Piper on “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and experience a weird thrill at seeing one one of the Doctor’s companions engage in activities unbecoming of a Doctor’s companion.
You can also search for Steven Lloyd Wilson’s phenomenal reviews of each of the first four seasons, and C. Robert Dimitri’s recaps of season five.