Why is it when people try to sum up the Sixth Doctor they always say something like “he tried to choke his companion”? If you’re trying to get people to watch him and NOT JUDGE him then FFS don’t bring it up. But you know what, there’s a better reason for not bringing it up. And that is because that’s not an accurate representation of his character! Try these instead:
"The Sixth Doctor might take a bit of getting used to. He starts out brash and rough, but very shortly, he softens into a big squishy teddy bear"
"Colin Baker has said that he modeled the Sixth Doctor after Mr. Darcy form Pride and Prejudice. And he really is like that. When you first meet him you’re like, "Who is this guy?’ but after a short while you realize just how warm and tender he really is."
"The Sixth Doctor wears a brightly colored coat, which some people find off-putting. And he doesn’t care. He doesn’t care what people think of him. He tells the truth, tells it like it is, and let the chips fall where they may."
"The Sixth Doctor, like the others, travels the universe through time and space righting wrongs and fighting against injustice. He is also always looking for the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation, though Peri would rather have fun than relax. He loves to fish. She wants to go to an amusement park."
"The Sixth Doctor jumps into any situation with both feet and
always usually comes up smiling.”
"Contrary to Moffat’s era, the Doctor doesn’t "always lie" and the Sixth Doctor is the embodiment of that. He is perhaps one of the most honest Doctors. Not only in "shit that’s about to go down" but also with his emotions. You always know exactly how and what the Sixth Doctor is feeling. He never hides it."
"If you want a Doctor who is touchy-feely and always grabbing his companions, then watch the Sixth. They may tease each other, but in the end it’s always about the two of them, clinging to each other."
In short, the Sixth Doctor is fabulous, and anyone who tells you otherwise likely hasn’t seen all (or indeed any) of his serials.
And then there’s the Big Finish adventures, some of which will leave you in tears because of how fabulous the Doctor is.