The Sarah Jane Adventures
Centering on one of the Doctor’s longest-serving companions, Sarah Jane Smith (Sladen), The Sarah Jane Adventures was a more kid-friendly show than its predecessor.
Smith is now an investigative journalist, who’s neighbor Maria (Paige) soon stumbles onto a Slitheen invasion on Earth. With friends Luke (Sarah Jane’s adopted son) and Clyde, they team up with Smith to defeat the Slitheen.
Why It Was So Good:
Here’s the thing, at least for American fans of the show. Only series one ever aired on SciFi (now SyFy). That first series though was pretty spectacular, even it was definitely aimed at a younger audience than a traditional Doctor Who-inspired serial. Each of that season’s episodes were divided into two-parts and consisted of ten total episodes.
The show ran for five seasons before Sladen’s untimely death in 2011.
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