The first television program which is my favorite of all time is Doctor Who. This program has been around since the 1960’s and is still very popular today. The show is about a man who is an outcast from an alien race called the Time Lords who travels through space and time through his ship called the TARDIS. The TARDIS looks like an old British telephone booth but its multi-dimensional and has more room inside it than it appears from the outside. The man is called the Doctor, no one knows his real name. If he gets so hurt that he’s near death, the Doctor regenerates his whole body. This concept has allowed several different actors through the years to play the Time Lord. I first started watching Doctor Who when it aired on my local PBS station and had Tom Baker playing the lead. I watched several episodes and got hooked. I even went back to watch the old episodes of previous Doctors whenever they would come on. And I was always nervous about new actors getting the part after the Doctor regenerates. Doctor Who also includes several iconic alien races as enemies to the Doctor and the two most well known are the Daleks and the Cybermen. My favorite actors to have played Doctor Who are Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, and Matt Smith.
My second favorite television program of all time is Supernatural. The series is basically about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, from Lawrence, Kansas, who travel across the country finding and killing ghosts, demons, and other monsters. There seems to always be an underlying conflict between Dean and Sam and usually its about Sam wanting to just stop dealing with all the supernatural beings they hunt. I like the fact that they incorporate many urban legends into the stories and also use a great deal of classic rock tracks in the show – “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas seems to be the show’s unofficial theme song.
If you have not watched either of these two television series, please give a couple of episodes a chance. Who knows, you might become a new fan.