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In thinking Dr.Who isn't really suitable for children?

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bluebell8782 Sun 07-Apr-13 13:43:01

Just curious really about others opinions on this.
I love the programme - have really enjoyed the series starting from David Tennant but sometimes I think... really not sure if I was watching as a child that I wouldn't have nightmares! It can be really scary. My SD had a nightmare after watching the Sarah Jane Mysteries a couple of years ago and after watching last week's episode, had another one. We do try and avoid watching it when she's here but it was just on in the background and we didn't realise.
Wondered what other people's opinions were - I think it just goes a little too far with the creepiness/scariness for the time it's on for young eyes.

Fakebook Sun 07-Apr-13 13:45:01

That's exactly what I used to feel when watching it aged 4. That's the whole point! There were generations of children who grew up watching Doctor Who hiding behind their parents and they all turned out fine.

Theicingontop Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:09

So I shouldn't let my three-year-old watch it with me? blush

He loves it!

jchocchip Sun 07-Apr-13 13:48:45

Another one hiding behind the sofa here ...

Startail Sun 07-Apr-13 13:55:53

Dr Who is definitely family viewing, it isn't suitable for young DCs on their own. Neither IMO is Merlin and that is sometimes put in CBBC.

It's one think to reassure a frightened child if you know what spoofed them and quite another if you haven't seen it.

There was a thread here once trying to work out which SJ adventure had upset the OPs DD.

The only DR Who that my DDs really didn't like was the Christmas special in which they killed Kylie On the Titanic.

Otherwise they have been huge fans since they were 7-8 ish.

Me? I still hate the cybermen, I used to hide behind the chair in the corner and I still don't like them.

kim147 Sun 07-Apr-13 13:59:23

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bluebell8782 Sun 07-Apr-13 13:59:37

Yes of course, I agree, she'll be fine - it's just this was the first time she had watched it in ages and she had a nightmare from the get-go.
I have a very vivid imagination too and I know if I watched it being a kid I'd have had nightmares too, but I am a bit of a wimp blush

bluebell8782 Sun 07-Apr-13 14:01:00

Oh the weeping angels... they are SCARY!

Fakebook Sun 07-Apr-13 14:05:51

Dd watched all the Harry Potter movies with me when she was 3. She loved them but got a bit scared with the later films. I just explained to her it's not real and just a story. That sorted out her fear. Whenever she watches something a tiny bit scary she tells me it's not real so it's nothing to be afraid of. She's watching The Mummy Returns right now happily.

XBenedict Sun 07-Apr-13 14:06:51

I'm not a Dr Who fan, like the odd episode - The Weeping Angels was brilliant but very scary! My DCs LOVE it! They are 10, 7 & 4. I am worried about my DD's creative writing when she starts school though, instead of princesses and fluffy lambs it's likely to be time lords and cybermen!! blush

RubyGates Sun 07-Apr-13 14:22:30

It's no scarier than old-fashioned fairy tales. And that of course, is what it is. A scary fairy tale to be enjoyed with your favourite adult.


bluebell8782 Sun 07-Apr-13 14:51:38

Yes indeed - the Grimm stories can be rather, well, grim. I think it's because she's actually had nightmares rather than just being a little scared while watching that I wondered if other's felt the same. She is a sensitive little soul though smile I dream about anything - someone just has to mention ...spiders... and I'm guaranteed to have them involved somewhere in my dreams!

XBenedict - gone are the days of My Little Pony!!

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