Doctor Who has made the “Best” lists of two of the USA’s most popular magazines!
The newest Entertainment Weekly picks the Best (and Worst) of 2013 and features a small TARDIS in the top right corner of the cover. The collaged cover places Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch near the TARDIS, while tabloid sensation Miley Cyrus dangles precariously above it on her wrecking ball. Hmm.
The magazine also picks The Time of the Doctor as #2 on their Must List (The Top 10 Things We Love This Week) and say:
Even casual Whovians won’t want to miss this one: Matt Smith passes the TARDIS to regenerated Time Lord Peter Capaldi in the feverishly anticipated special.
And TV Guide–celebrating their 60th anniversary as everyone’s favorite television magazine–picks their 60 greatest television shows of all time. Although Doctor Who isn’t in the top 60 (Monty Python’s Flying Circus is the only non-US entry at #58), there is a picture of Matt Smith at the end of the article with this caption:
Readers’ Choice: Doctor Who. Your Facebook votes have been tallied and, though he didn’t make our list, it’s the Time Lord by a wide margin!
Later in the magazine, there is also a sizable photo of Matt Smith brandishing his sonic screwdriver and an article about The Time of the Doctor. The small article discusses the plot of this year’s Christmas special and tries to figure out the regeneration question.
So there you have it: Doctor Who is the best of 2013!