Adventures with the Wife in Space was born from Neil Perryman’s blog of the same title. Neil convinced his wife Sue to watch all of the classic Doctor Who episodes with him, while blogging about the experience and her reactions to each episode. Along the way, Neil reminisces about growing up with Doctor Who being such a huge part of his childhood.
This is definitely a book for fellow Whovians. If this kind of banter makes you laugh…
… then you must read the book! There are gems like this all over.
I appreciated Neil’s candor. I expected brutally honest reactions from Sue, but Neil was already a huge Doctor Who fan. Never fear! Neil is no fanboy. He has no qualms about saying a particular episode was downright awful. Because let’s face it: some of those old episodes were just that.
Spoiler alerts are all over the place, mostly pertaining to the original series, but a few current series spoilers, too. If you’re wanting to watch all the episodes and don’t want to know anything about the Doctor’s adventures, wait until you’re done watching before reading this book.
My spouse and I have tried watching all of the old episodes, but didn’t make it very far. We didn’t even get through the First Doctor. We’ve already tried again by making use of the fantastic appendices at the end of the book: Sue’s Scores and Sue’s Best and Worst offer a handy way to find classic episodes that don’t have us rolling our eyes and anxiously awaiting the credits.
Adventures with the Wife in Space is a fun, very entertaining read for any Doctor Who fan.
Doctor Who celebrates 50 years tomorrow! Will you be watching The Day of the Doctor, too?