Calling All Whovians


WARNING: It’s about to get a little geeky up in here. 

I’ve never really been a fan of sci-fi type shows that usually generate cult followings. I’m more of a reality TV type of gal, as I’ve written about in a previous post. Thanks to a friend, all of that has changed. I have officially become addicted to Doctor Who. More specifically, the reboot that started in 2005. Thanks to Netflix (one of my favorite things on this planet) I have seven seasons to watch in rapid succession. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to not binge watch a show that I absolutely love. It’s also easy to watch four episodes when I can’t sleep at night. Insomnia always tends to strike during a hitch and the Doctor always seems to help get my mind off of things. I just started watching a week and a half ago and have almost finished the third season. Going back to work will slow me down a good bit, but it’s nice to know that I won’t have trouble finding something to watch for a while.

I know I have officially become addicted since I have created an entire Pinterest board on the show (the board also shows my love for Sherlock). It is simply astounding the massive following this show has as well as the multitude of merchandise that you can buy related to it. I’ve already decided that a second job might be needed to buy all of the things I want for the house and for my desk at work. Things like this sonic screwdriver and this coffee mug. Think Geek has a ton of other items as well as sites like eBay and Amazon. I need to be careful. The last thing I need is for my house to start looking like the Doctor Who fandom blew up all over the place.

Speaking of fandoms (which according to Wikipedia is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest)I can understand why so many people feel so strongly for the characters. Everyone has their favorite doctor (here’s looking at you, Nine!) and their favorite companion (if you don’t chose Rose, we can’t be friends). Most fans remember multiple lines and know the catch phrases for at least the last three incarnations of the Doctor (Allons-y!) and have strong opinions on just about every other facet of the show. I would guess that the show itself serves as a sort of distraction from what is going on around me, especially that lonely feeling during a hitch. I mean, as far as distractions go, Doctor Who is a pretty good one.

Are you a member of the Doctor Who fandom? What other shows do you find yourself binge watching on Netflix or other streaming programs? Share them below!

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!


  1. Yes! We are a building a house and I picked out a navy for one of my paint colors and it actually turned out… TARDIS blue. Didn’t even mean to do it, but we love it!

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