"Watch The Eleventh Hour", my brother said...And that's how it all began.
I watched and fell in love with Matt Smith and with the Doctor.
Sure, I used to watch as a kid, when it aired on TVO and starred Tom Baker, then Peter Davison...But I wasn't a 'fan'. I only watched because it was the only thing on TV. And because my dad watched.
The Eleventh Hour, with it's flashes of previous Doctors, Matt Smith's brilliant acting and the fiesty and wonderful Amy Pond, made me go back to 'Rose'.
Back to where it all began...again.
And I didn't love it.
Honestly, I hated Chris Eccleston. But I made myself keep watching.
And then came, 'The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances', and, oh, did I fall head over heels for that wonderful, fantastic man. THAT was when Eccles shone and I finally, FINALLY understood him.
Then came Tennant. Oh, my beloved David Tennant.
And with him came 'The Girl in the Fireplace', 'Doomsday', 'Blink', 'Turn Left', 'Midnight' and 'The End of Time'.
Wilf and Donna...My dearest Donna, my favourite of all the companions
And tears. So many tears! 'I don't want to go...'
And I was back to Matt. But this time, with more knowledge.
I thought I was ready.
Then he threw 'Vincent and the Doctor' at me...and I realized that I was so not ready.
The feels that man made me feel. My favourite of all the episodes.
This will be the first time I watch a Doctor regenerate with the rest of the world.
And I'm still not ready.
Baker was my first Doctor. Tennant is the Doctor who has my heart....but Matt is MY Doctor.
It all started with him....
Goodbye, my Doctor...