I had never even heard of Dr. Who (I know, GASP!) until I met my husband.
When we started dating in 2005, he introduced me to a few OLD episodes he’d (or rather I think it had been one of his past roommates) recorded onto VHS from PBS. So by the time I moved to Korea to be with him, I had actually HEARD of Dr. Who. But I had yet to see a new episode.
But then I did. It started with Christopher Eccleston. I was intrigued. But then, David Tennant happened, and I knew I was truly a fan. We downloaded ALL episodes through season 6 of the NEW doctor (that’s Eccleston through Smith) on iTunes. With season 7, we were able to watch them on TV like regular people. Well, almost regular people; we don’t actually get BBC America, so we watch them on OnDemand via our cable company.
Finding Dr. Who has to be one of the best things to happen to my televiewing. Notably, Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble, will remain my all time favorite companion. If you’ve not heard of her or aren’t familiar with her show (The Catherine Tate Show) you MUST watch her on YouTube. You owe it to yourself.