When I first got into Doctor Who, I expected it to be just some average sci-fi show. Bunch of blood, action, robots, and aliens. But there is so much more to it. There is a completely different dynamic.
Everyone is fussing over Peter Capaldi. Oh! He's too old, how will I ship him? And so on. But that doesn't matter. The story is what matters. Not the looks. The way the story is told.
This show has a high emotion level. You can really get into the story and into the characters, and how complex they are. Each character and story brings a lesson. So what if the effects are rubbish, the plot is all that matters.
I've learned many things from this show. Even though I may not be very adventurous, it has given me another reason to love knowledge. It has made me feel like I could contribute so much more to this world, even though I'm ordinary. Even though I'm an introvert, I know that my knowledge could help others.
It has introduced me to wonderful actors. It has made me pay closer attention to things, in media and in real life.
The main reason I wanted to write this article is because of this one theory I have.
The Doctor doesn't save companions. They save him.
Sure, he might be the one to save them from being demolished by an intergalactic alien. But they save him from himself, his melancholic, lonely self.
And that's what I love about this show the most.
Because without the sidekicks, you don't have the hero.