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Doctor Who (series)

Rose Tyler is working as a shop assistant in a London department store and is living quite the ordinary life until the manikins at the store suddenly spring to life and tries to kill her. She is however saved by a strange man calling himself the Doctor. After that Rose's life is anything but ordinary. The Doctor turns out to be the last of the Time Lords and in his Tardis he's travelling time and space to battle evil and now Rose get to go with him if she wants.

When I've heard mentioned Doctor Who in the past I've always just thought of it as some weird British cult phenomena and never given it much thought. Don't get me wrong I actually quite like the British sense of humour, but for some strange reason I thought this was way out there.

Obviously I was wrong, very wrong. I found Doctor Who to be a very good series, draws you in with insane stories, good acting and with characters that have this "Britishness" over them that you can't help but like. The chemistry between the two lead actors is great, Christopher Eccleston is doing an excellent job as The Doctor and Billie Piper likewise as Rose. The Doctor a slightly nutcase, but with a hearth of gold and Rose who gradually comes to term with her new life as part of it all.

What I like the most about the series have to be the good stories and the way the actors manages to make me believe in these rather insane stories. You never really know what to expect and youíre in for roller coaster ride of surprises culminating with the season ending which really took me by surprise.

The DVDs come in a 5 disc-set, pretty standard set of paper and plastic. Nothing much either good nor bad although I don't quite like the way two and two DVDs are slightly on top of each other so you have to take out disc one to get to disc two and so on. Get's a bit annoying in the long run.

As for extras there's actually more extras coming with this DVD release than most I've seen. Commentaries on all episodes by cast and crew, making of Doctor Who, lots of on the set features and much much more. There's even a whole DVD with a 165 minute collection of featurettes on the new series narrated by Simon Pegg.

I think there's only one thing to say. Doctor Who is a great series and I would highly recommend it to anyone who hasnít discovered this little gem of a series yet.

Review by Dag

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