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So, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I am totally obsessed with Doctor Who now, thanks to CP Bialois. Sadly, BBC America stopped its daily airings of the show. What’s a jonesing Whovian to do? Get every DVD you can find from the library, that’s what! We’re currently making our way through Series One again along with a four-parter from the 80s with CP’s favorite Doctor titled “Genesis of the Daleks”.

Thoughts on the series as a whole (as well as Genesis) are forthcoming, but for now, let’s check out this interview with Eccleston and get into my reasons why he rocked as The Doctor:

5) He’s hot. Yes, I decided to get the shallow out of the way first. What can I say? Ever since Buffy, I have a bit of a soft spot for dark Englishmen. Maybe it’s the accent?

4) He’s got an interesting mix of darkness and innocence. While you can feel the pain he’s carrying around and he lets that occasionally influence him, he’s also got this wide-eyed innocence about him that’s a lot of fun. He’s an adventure seeker, and takes great joy in seeing other worlds and times. I can almost picture him as the child in the back seat constantly asking “are we there yet?”

3) He keeps his humor and confidence even in the face of disaster. He knows the odds are stacked against him during certain episodes, but he doesn’t let that get to him. He just “keeps calm and carries on”, as the memes say. The result? His enemies fear him, and his friends respect him.

2) He is resourceful. If ever there was a person who thrived on improvisation, it’s number 9. He rarely has a plan, but he always finds a way to get the job done. He’s like the McGuyver of Time Lords.

1) His comebacks were the best. I am still laughing over his interactions with Rose’s mom, and there are some great moments between him and the aliens who tried to take over the world–especially when he comes across the woman again.