Monday, 30 March 2009

Day by Day

For those who may be interested...

Over the past five and a half years I've been working my way through a Doctor Who marathon. Watching episode by episode and talking about the experience on the popular Doctor Who forum.

Initially, this was on the thread entitled 'Day by Day', because I was intending to watch an episode a day - an endeavour that would have taken a couple of years. However, as usual, the real world intervened, and I'm still only about half way through.

A lot of the delay is down to the time taken up by the process. The watching and reviewing takes well over an hour and this is simply quite hard to fit in with other commitments. But a lot of it is also down to my laziness and ineptitude. Certainly, like anything, it's easy enough to do when you're in the habit, but break the habit and it's hard to work back in.

After a suggestion on the forum, I've opted to further this endeavour in a blog, reposting my comments (and replies from others, where indicated) from the start. It's not all going to go up in one go, but I'll give it a shot.

Now there are one or two problems. The early reviews are very vague, short and generalised. It takes until about season two before I hit on what I want to do (and even then, on occassion, the format varies when I get bored). Equally, due to hackers on one of the message boards a few of the entries around about the beginning of season four have been lost to time (rather like most of the episodes themselves). In both cases I plan to go back and write new reviews when I finish off the rewatch (which I am currently planning on following with another - albeit, without the added hassle of text opinions).

So... here we go...

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! I'd not caught up with your 'Day By Day' for a month, and had missed this... Having originally found you somewhere in your Troughtons (missus), it's lovely to be able to see how it all started.

    Don't be disheartened by not sticking to an episode every single day. I started one of these a couple of years ago, and am currently doing so well that I'm on course to finish within several hundred years. Getting my finger out a bit now, but even so...