Having such a huge show, every Doctor Who fan has a personal cache of the best Doctor Who episodes. With so many creative episodes, ranging from funny to scary to heartbreaking, there are more than enough choices for your favorite episodes. Here are my personal favorite and best Doctor Who episodes that I am borderline obsessed with.
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1 The Empty Child/the Doctor Dances
Never again will gas masks seem innocent after watching one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever. I could not just include a sole episode that featured one of the creepiest enemies the Doctor has faced, because these two go hand in hand so well. You will be left on the edge of your seat for all two episodes. Not to mention, you get to meet Captain Jack Harkness in all of his dreamy glory.
Not only was this episode absolutely brilliant, but it featured Carey Mulligan in one of her first roles. “Blink” introduced the terrifying Weeping Angels and explained their power in one of the most intricate plot lines a Doctor Who episode has had. Not to mention it has one of my favorites Doctor Who quotes: “[Sad] is like happy for deep people.”
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3 Vincent and the Doctor
If you didn’t cry when Vincent van Gogh saw all of his works being admired by hundreds at the end of this episode, you don’ have a soul. This was one of the most heart warming Doctor Who episodes ever. It brought a famous painter to life and showed the struggles he faced in his lifetime, not to mention his cheeky flirting with Amy Pond.
4 The Doctor’s Wife
Whoever thought it was a good idea to bring the TARDIS to life was absolutely brilliant. The TARDIS is more than just a spaceship; she has a personality and she has feelings. To be able to see that personality in a human figure was absolutely amazing.
5 The Name of the Doctor
After a whole season of dying to know Clara Oswin Oswald’s secret, “The Name Of The Doctor” finally revealed it all. I am not trying to be like River Song, who also appears in the episode, and talk about “spoilers,” but this episode it not to be missed. Trust me, it will leave you with your jaw open screaming at the TV.
6 A Good Man Goes to War
This episode dropped the biggest bomb of the season. Warning: SPOILERS - River Song is Amy and Rory’s child? If you mind did not melt after this episode, you are crazy. And on top of that, it brought some of my favorite recurring characters, like Commander Strax and Madame Vastra, back to kick some butt. Not to mention, it showed how awesome Rory is as a husband and father.
This episode does not have much of an impact on the overall season's plot arc, but that does not mean it is not super creepy. I will never again joke about people copying what I am saying. It proves that a Doctor Who episode does not need extravagant sets and costumes to be entertaining. Plus it features Colin Morgan, aka “Merlin," which is never a downside.
No matter if you have just seen the show a few times or you are a die-hard fan, anyone who has seen the show has his or her favorite episode. It can be so hard to choose just a handful because all of the stories are so beautifully put together. What are your favorite Doctor Who episodes?
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