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Essential Episode Guide to new Doctor Who - Because you're too lazy to really care.
## Eccleston Era - Rose Tyler
S1E2 - The End of the World
S1E3 - The Unquiet Dead
*Two Parter. Little dry, worth sticking it out to get a better read on the doctor as a character*
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S1E4 - Aliens of London | Part 1
S1E5 - World War Three | Part 2
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**MUST SEE**
S1E6 - Dalek
S1E8 - Father's Day
S1E10 - The Doctor Dances
*Two Parter. Must see, important to future storyline.*
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S1E12 - Bad Wolf | Part 1
S1E13 - The Parting of the Ways | Part 2
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## Tennant Era - Rose Tyler
### Christmas Special
S2X - The Christmas Invasion
S2E1 - New Earth
S2E4 - The Girl in the Fireplace
*Two Parter*
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S2E5 - The Rise of the Cybermen | Part 1
S2E6 - The Age of Steel | Part 2
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*Two Parter/ Absolute Favorite*
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S2E8 - The Impossible Planet | Part 1
S2E9 - The Satan Pit | Part 2
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*Two Parter*
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S2E12 - Army of Ghosts
S2E13 - Doomsday
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## Tennant Era - Martha Jones/Donna Noble
### Christmas Special
S3X - The Runaway Bride
S3E1 - Smith and Jones
S3E2 - The Shakespeare Code
S3E3 - Gridlock
S3E6 - The Lazarus Experiment
S3E7 - 42
*Two Parter. Core storyline.*
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S3E8 - Human Nature | Part 1
S3E9 - The Family of Blood | Part 2
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**DO NOT MISS THIS ONE**
S3E10 - Blink
*Three parter, storyline critical. Mixed reviews on arch, recommended watch.*
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S3E11 - Utopia
S3E12 - The Sound of Drums
S3E13 - Last of the Time Lords
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## Tennant Era - Rose Tyler/Donna Noble
### Christmas Special
S4X - Voyage of the Damned | Features Kylie Minogue
S4E1 - Partners in Crime
S4E2 - The Fires of Pompeii | Gotta say, I loved this episode, but was slightly let down by what it could've been. Should watch.
**Must watch. Storyline/Character criticial**
S4E3 - Planet of the Ood
*Optional Two parter. Weak, poorly written, but introduces Sontarans. Worth it if you're invested in the series.*
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S4E4 - The Sontaran Strategem | Part 1
S4E5 - The Poison Sky | Part 2
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**MUST SEE**
S4E6 - The Doctor's Daughter
**MUST SEE - Two Parter**
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S4E8 - Silence in the Library | Part 1
S4E9 - Forest of the Dead | Part 2
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S4E10 - Midnight
S4E11 - Turn Left
*Two Parter, predominantly fan service. Crossover of Sarah Jane Chronicles, Old Who, New Who, Torchwood*
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S4E12 - The Stolen Earth | Part 1
S4E13 - Journey's End | Part 2
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### SPECIALS
S4X2 - Planet of the Dead
S4X3 - The Waters of Mars | This is one of my favorite specials.
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S4X4/5 - The End of Time | This IS my favorite special.
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Everything after this point is unfortunately all canon, as it is officially the start of the Moffat era-- and he does a pretty damn good job tying everything together. Seasons 5 and on are pretty much all "must watch" episodes-- some good, some not so much.
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