Email list
11 Points
11 Points Guide To Hooking Up
11 Incarnations of Doctor Who, Ranked by Handsomeness
written by Sam Greenspan

I know "Doctor Who" is much less mainstream than I usually go on this site, but when there's something in pop culture that provides me such a nice, finite 11-item set, it's almost impossible for me to resist.

For those readers who don't know anything about "Doctor Who" but still had the loyalty to this site to keep reading, over the many on-and-off decades of the series, the title character has regenerated 10 different times. (He's not of our world. He can do that.) Each time he regenerates, a new actor takes over as the series lead. The series is current on the 11th incarnation of the Doctor.

While I've watched some "Doctor Who", I don't consider myself enough of an expert to do real Doctor rankings. So I took a different approach to this list -- and asked my girlfriend, Angie, to rank the Doctors based on their handsomeness.

She's never seen the series so she's completely objective -- ranking each of the Doctors solely on her snap judgments from his photos online. So here are her rankings, from most to least handsome, plus some brief bits of commentary. (I've also weighed in with my thoughts on her thoughts.)
  1. The Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith)


    Angie's take: "Looks like Christian Slater but with an eating disorder."

    Sam's take: Note to self: Apparently your girlfriend defines "attractive" as "Christian Slater with an eating disorder." Time to go circle the word "Eskimo" in a book and not eat lunch.

  2. The Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant)


    Angie's take: "A poor man's Joel McHale meets Jim Carrey. I love that combo."

    Sam's take: I thought it was interesting she ranked the two most recent Doctors as the two most attractive. Has the BBC started casting handsomer leads to keep with the changing times? Or have the British evolved to become better looking over the past few decades? I guess I have to go with the former.

  3. The Eighth Doctor (played by Paul McGann)


    Angie's take: "All I see is Professor Snape."

    Sam's take: McGann only played the Doctor on TV one time, in one made-for-TV movie. At least she didn't rank him first. That would be like saying the handsomest incarnation of Batman is Bruce Thomas -- who played Batman on the 2002 WB show "Birds of Prey" and in a few OnStar commercials.

  4. The Ninth Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston)


    Angie's take: "He looks like he'd be on 'Top Chef' and be the really cocky guy who everyone sees as a threat from day one."

    Sam's take: I think he's the least English looking Doctor. And I actually agree with Angie's "Top Chef" assessment.

  5. The First Doctor (played by William Hartnell)


    Angie's take: "I love an older man who still has a full head of salt and pepper hair, even if it's a mullet. In this case, it's mostly salt, but that'll do. If I were 60, I'd be all over that."

    Sam's take: Speaking of 'Top Chef', assuming he has deep pockets, this would be the Doctor that Padma was the most attracted to.

  6. The Fifth Doctor (played by Peter Davison)


    Angie's take: "Like Cary Elwes got the Jeff Daniels role in 'Dumb and Dumber'. Not necessarily a compliment."

    Sam's take: Looks like an '80s movie bad guy to me. And I was subconsciously programmed in that decade to believe that all women find those men irresistible. So I'm happy to see him land this low.

  7. The Seventh Doctor (played by Sylvester McCoy)


    Angie's take: "Sophisticated, always looks like he's thinking. He's your college professor that gets sexier as the semester goes on."

    Sam's take: It's arguably the best Doctor to dress up as for Halloween (or, more likely, Comic-Con)... but I don't see the handsomeness that Angie sees.

  8. The Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton)


    Angie's take: "Despite the fact that he's channeling Moe from 'The Three Stooges' with that hair, there is something charming about his refined look. A good haircut would push him up a few notches on this list."

    Sam's take: He was the Doctor during the late '60s -- in other words, during the Beatles era. I still am yet to find proof that any British man in that era didn't have that hair.

  9. The Sixth Doctor (played by Colin Baker)


    Angie's take: "Jheri curl doesn't work on British men. And his makes John C. Reilly's look good."

    Sam's take: Maybe when he got the role he thought he would be the Doctor who was permanent. Get it? Permanent? No? Let's move on.

  10. The Third Doctor (played by Jon Pertwee)


    Angie's take: "I can find an older man attractive, but just not this one. He looks more mean than anything."

    Sam's take: I think he's the best dressed of all the doctors. There's something about velvet jackets that just make me feel at ease.

  11. The Fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker)


    Angie's take: "Looks kinda like the crazy old ladies you see at the park feeding pigeons."

    Sam's take: After she gave me her rankings, I told her Tom Baker's Doctor is regularly considered the best in the series. She responded "Howard Stern is regularly considered the best in radio."

This list was originally published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM under the category TV.
It currently has View Comments.

Facebookery?
11 Women the Kama Sutra Says You Shouldn't Have Sex With

11 Yearbook Photos That Actors Wish We'd Never Seen

11 Ugliest NBA Uniforms of the 1990s

11 Hidden Simpsons References At Costco

11 Word Reviews of 11 New Fall TV Comedies - 2012 Edition

Archive of all TV lists

Tattoos People Regret Getting the Most
11 Tattoos People Regret Getting the Most
Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Misc
Things Men Should Stop Wearing As an Adult - 11 Points Countdown
11 Things Men Should Stop Wearing As an Adult - 11 Points Countdown
Published Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Countdown
Absurdly Comical Video Game Console Knockoffs
11 Absurdly Comical Video Game Console Knockoffs
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Games
Comedies That Deserved Oscar Nominations - 11 Points Countdown
11 Comedies That Deserved Oscar Nominations - 11 Points Countdown
Published Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Countdown
Random Facts About America's 11 Most Popular Breakfast Cereals
11 Random Facts About America's 11 Most Popular Breakfast Cereals
Published Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM under the category Food & Drink
Ways People Try to Look Smart - 11 Points Countdown
11 Ways People Try to Look Smart - 11 Points Countdown
Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Countdown
Full Archive



Follow
Mailing list
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Pinterest
Instagram
RSS

Categories
Misc lists
Countdown lists
Games lists
Food & Drink lists
News & Politics lists
Music lists
Movies lists
Web & Tech lists
TV lists
Sports lists
Travel lists
Personal lists
Books lists
Dating & Sex lists
Interviews lists
Full archive

Follow
11 Points

Mailing list


Twitter


Facebook


YouTube


Pinterest


RSS