Earlier this week we posted Vulture’s list of 25 Most Devoted Fandoms. They’ve updated their coverage by hosting a
hilariousthought-provoking conversation between three superfans, Barnaby Edwards, a British expat and president of the Doctor Who New York fan group; Kim Rogers, a leader of the “Save Community” movement; and Brian Moylan, a pop-culture writer who has been recapping the Real Housewives for three years…
Vulture: I’ve gathered you all here today to argue over which of your favorite shows is the most worthy of an intense fandom. Let’s respect our elders and begin with the oldest show, the 49-year-old Doctor Who. Barnaby?
Barnaby (Doctor Who): I actually come from a place where Doctor Who’s been a part of my life since I was 6, so it really is like family. And I can honestly say that there is not a single episode of Doctor Who that I do not enjoy; no matter how dreadful, I can always find a piece of pleasure in it. And if I’m ever down, I can look through a great big list of episodes that go from drama to tragedy to comedy to adventure to action and find something that fits my mood. There’s always a Doctor Who story for it. That’s a pretty special thing.
Kim (Community): Fifty years; yeah, that’s amazing.
Barnaby (DW): You only wish you’d get five.
lol. The conversation also included exchanges like this:
Barnaby (DW): I actually tend to stick people right in the middle myself. My jumping on point for Doctor Who is always “Blink.”
Kim (C): Well, that’s a good one, too, like “Remedial Chaos Theory.”
Barnaby (DW): It’s absolutely, interestingly enough, like “Remedial Chaos Theory.”
Vulture: I don’t know if I like how well you guys are getting along.
HOW IS??? REAL HOUSEWIVES FANDOM A REAL THING?????
LOOK AT MY FACE CAN YOU SEE HOW DISMAYED I AM
I’M READING THE INTERVIEW AND I KIND OF HATE THE REAL HOUSEWIVES FAN GUY WOW WHAT A—
my faith in humanity is dripping away wow
no you don’t understand
I’ve seen real housewives
my mother watches it and when I am over there sometimes I cannot escape
I cannot express
how terrible it is
i think the only thing worse is mob wives
which my mom also watches
you can’t see me but i’m grimacing now
Brian (RH): Fictional. Fictional. These characters do not really exist in the world.
hahaha no the only way i can cope now is with tavros impressions
cREEPY REAL HOUSEWIVES FAN GUY„,
Brian (RH): But it’s not just people behaving badly. There are people that you root for, there are people who are doing good things, there are people helping each other out. I think that reality always gets a sort of bad rap, like, “Oh, these people don’t do anything.” Yeah, they do something — they be on television. That’s what they do. They’re famous for being on a television show just like any other actor on a television show.
tHAT IS NOT A THING I THINK IS OKAY TO SAY„„
aCTORS TRAIN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES TO BRING ART TO LIFE,
aND YOU’RE SAYING THESE„,
sHALLOW TRAINWRECKS ARE AS GOOD OR BETTER BECAUSE„,
tHEY’RE TERRIBLE TO EVERYONE THEY KNOW„,
aND VALUE THINGS THAT NO ONE WITH REAL WISDOM WOULD VALUE„,
i DON’T AGREE WITH THAT AT ALL,
oh wow that Real Housewives stuff sounds creepy and idiotic
I’ll stick to my Doctor Who and Inspector Spacetime xD