On Television

Today, I am meant to name my favorite television show. I assume that we are limiting ourselves to currently running shows. Otherwise this post will be a heaving sea of phrases such as “unfairly canceled,” “but in its day the show was…,” and of course, “I remember it being much cooler.”

But if we are to talk about currently running shows, then I will have to say that at this point there is only one show that I consistently look forward to each week (and have looked forward to the season opening of the show since January) and you may well guess what it is without my telling you.

Doctor Who

Yes, Doctor Who. It may be nothing but Science Fiction themed escapism, but fortunately, that’s exactly what I want to see. The new season is qualitatively different from the previous, though. The filming style, the pace and style of storytelling, and of course the personality of the Doctor have all changed. But, in my opinion, it’s still far from being the grim and supposedly character focused drama that is so in vogue to make these days. And yet, it somehow manages to avoid becoming a Monster of the Week show where Status Quo is God. Of course, I’m only four or five episodes in. All that could still change. We’ll see…

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