I’m sure I’ve said on here before that I’m a massive Doctor Who fan. When it first came back in 2005 my parents were both adamant that it wasn’t their kind of program and at times seemed to go out of their way to avoid it. This went on until Utopia aired, for seem reason I now can’t remember my mom watched it with me. She was a little confused about what was going on but she saw enough to make her think that she would like to watch more. From then on she has watched as many episodes as she can, and bit by bit we’re catching up with the Tenth Doctor episodes that she missed (we’re going to move on to Nine next). She still gets confused from time to time but she always enjoys what she sees.
Today we watched “The Time Of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone” as she’d been out both weeks and missed the episodes. During the time we watched two things made me think that she’s really getting there now. The first was when we reached the end of “The Time Of Angels” and Graham Norton danced across the bottom of the screen. She knew it was coming (she’d heard all about the furore that had been caused) but still she shouted at him to get out of the way and called him names. The only time I’ve ever seen her react like this before has been when she’s watching the soaps, something she gets very involved in. The second was when I left her alone for a minute (she shouted at me when I considered pausing it) and I came back in the room to find her trying to both hide from the Weeping Angels and look at them at the same time.
One of these days I’ll convert my dad too. Not sure if blogs will still exist by then though.