Doctor Who - The Complete First Series
First let me say I was not at all familiar with the old version of this series other than I knew it was on in the 60's and had a huge fan base. You do not need to have even heard of Doctor Who prior to reading this to enjoy this new BBC iteration of the series or to understand it (if you really want to know the entire Doctor Who lore however, a quick trip to Wikipedia will bring you up to speed)! I just started watching it (here in the States they are running Season 3 on BBCA and a Season 4 is in the works). This is my absolute fav. show. Dare I say I even love it more than Buffy. This new version of Doctor Who starts out with Christopher Eccleston (he also played Claude in Season 1 of Heroes and as a tip of the hat to him playing the Doctor, you can hear him saying "Fantastic" quite a bit, which is something the Doctor is fond of saying quite often) playing the 9th version of the Doctor here in Season 1. Billie Piper plays his companion Rose Tyler. While the aliens, other worlds, time travel, etc. is awesome, it is really the relationship between the Doctor and Rose that drives the show and makes it so, as the Doctor would say, fantastic!!