Monday, June 14, 2010

TV Meme: Day 14

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 14 | Favorite male character

The Doctor. Who? Exactly.

Yup, I picked the titular character from the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who. With that said, however, I can't technically say the Doctor, because he has been played by eleven different men creating essentially eleven different "characters" throughout the years. My favorite, therefore, is the Tenth Doctor played by the one and only David Tennant.

In any of his incarnations, it's pretty difficult not to fall in love with the Doctor. He's brilliant, mysterious, charming,... oh and did I mention that he has a freaking time machine?! I repeat, he has a time machine. As dorky as it is, I wish for the day when I would hear the iconic whirring sounds of the TARDIS, meet the Doctor, and follow him through time and space away from my normal life.

But why Tenth and not the others? Well I enjoyed how David Tennant played cool and crazy simultaneously like it was old hat to him. He took the characteristics I mentioned the Doctor has--brilliant, mysterious, charming--and notched it up a tad all the while remaining totally adorkable with his pinstripe suit, Converse, and thick-rimmed glasses. Tenth was also prone to be very physical and expressive, which I loved. His unforgettable and meaningful relationships with his various companions were also a plus for me.

The Doctor is probably the Hamlet of TV in that every actor is probably dying to play him. [Side Note: David Tennant played Hamlet in the West End while he was still the Doctor. Awesome.] And why not? It's the type of role that's not only inherently fun, but it also enables an actor to go through a range of emotions, from happy to sad to angry to secretive, in a matter of only a few scenes.

Now, I just reread what I wrote and I wished I could've expressed more appropriately why the Doctor, and specifically Tennant's version, is just my favorite male character. I'd say take my word for it, but that's pretty much what I'm doing with this entry, right?

Honorable Mentions: Daniel "Oz" Osbourne (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jack Bauer (24), Dr. Simon Tam (Firefly), Ianto Jones (Torchwood), Benjamin Linus (LOST), Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), Chandler Bing (Friends), Dexter Morgan (Dexter), Ned (Pushing Daisies), George (Being Human), Victor (Dollhouse), and Dr. Walter Bishop (Fringe).


  1. I've never seen this (and Ned from Pushing Daisies, ugh, totally forgot about him).

  2. Yeah, I definitely need to get around to watching this show. Pink Bunny and her niece yelled at me Saturday night when they found out I still haven't seen any of it.


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