Sunday, March 09, 2014

Watching the Old Doctor

Since I subscribed to streaming tv, I've been watching different programs folks have recommended, or that I'd gotten interested in.

I've watched all of the Portlandia episodes, and really enjoyed them.

And yesterday, I finished all the rebooted Dr. Who episodes.  So I started on the classic episodes.

There are maybe four or five episodes on the service with the first doctor, and boy is he creepy; but he really doesn't seem to dominate the screen the ways the rebooted doctors do.  I started into the second doctor; I'm afraid he reminds me of Moe in the Three Stooges, so I keep expecting him to smack one of the sidekicks.

Color and better special effects in the rebooted version make a big difference.  I wonder what the heck people thought of the originals right off.  But then, I also wonder that about The Prisoner, which confused the heck out of me as much as it fascinated me when I accidentally found it on tv as a teenager.


Meanwhile, watching one of the last of the #11 episodes, which was sad ("The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe"), I went to wipe my eye (which, you know, had gotten a speck of dust in it!), and popped out my contact by mistake.  And lost it.  Doh.  Fortunately, I have an old set, so I put the contact from the old set to soak over night, and used my glasses.

But it did get me to thinking.  I think in 33 years (about) of wearing contacts, I've lost maybe two lenses.

One I lost at home, and then (after I got a replacement) it was in the dryer, sparkling in the lint.

One I lost in a swimming pool (because I thought I'd been told that they'd stay on.  They didn't.  Don't try that at home).

If I've lost others, I don't remember doing so.


Meanwhile, what tv series should I think about watching (that's available streaming), or even relatively recent films?

12 comments:

  1. Yeah, I just can't get into the original Dr. Who; I'm all about the reboot.

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  2. Anonymous3:40 PM

    I've been afraid to try watching the Classic Who for these same reasons...

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  3. If Orphan Black is on streaming, watch that.

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    1. I've never heard of it, but will put it on the list!

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  4. I've been hearing raves about "Call the Midwife"

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    1. I have watched every episode of Call the Midwife at least three times since Thanksgiving (available on Netflix) and am DYING for the next season to start. Recommend.

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    2. I've seen some of Call the Midwife on pbs, and I enjoyed them.

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  5. I disagree with my esteemed colleague given your stated preferences and recommend Warehouse 13. Possibly also Psych.

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    1. Another one I've never heard of, but will put on the list. Thanks!

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  6. Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX). Shakespeare High is also there... wonder what you might think of it. I'm intrigued...

    My gig:

    http://shakespeareprisonproject.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks, Jonathan! I've watched Orange is the New Black, and it's fun!

    I'm really impressed by your project. You're doing great work. I've added a link on the sidebar and also posted above.

    B

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  8. I've gotten sucked into Scandal and House of Cards. And wasn't there a show about female codebreakers (BLetchley Circle?). I have been meaning to look for that one.

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