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To be honest I've been watching doctor who for the last couple of years more because it's what I've always done, but all this crap that moffats been doing the last few seasons, with frankly lame plots and 1 dimensional characters I'll be having the 50th anniversary episode as my last one for quite a long time. I think he's going to royally mess it up and I'm fed up of what he's been doing to a show that belongs to the fans really.
It’s such a shame. It’s basically him taking all his fanboy aspirations for the show, and flying the face of canon, logic, and good storytelling.
At this point, it just feels like he wants to make his run the most memorable, action packed section of Who as his legacy. Which scares me, because I don’t want the next writer to try and one-up him, or out-do him or continue on in the same style.
For me, literally the worst thing the new writer could say would be how much a fan they are of Moffat, and how they hope to continue Who along the exact same lines.
- I do not watch Sherlock just to see Benedict Cumberbatch
- I am not going to see Star Trek Into Darkness for the same reason
- I do not watch Doctor Who just to see David Tennant
- I do not watch The Avengers movies just to see Tom Hiddleston
- I do not watch the Iron Man movies just to see RDJ
- I do not watch anything just for hot guys
- I can still appreciate that they are really hot
But I can also watch something JUST for the hot guys because there is exactly NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT
Hide has been the only good episode this season. it's creepy. but also has some humanity at the end. it is about love... and made some odd references about cross-dimension longing (Rose?) It was as close to the old Who I've seen yet.
HMMMM see now that sounds so good. I saw the trailer for the new season and I was like THAT LOOKS AMAZING. BUT IT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE MY STOMACH HURT.
As soon as I’m done my exams, I’m actually planning on making a post basically asking people who have watched all the episodes thus far to screen them for me, and send me a list of the tolerable ones.
BECAUSE I CAN ONLY GO WITHOUT SO MUCH.
This whole half-season is an idiot plot that's going to end badly for everyone because the Doctor is a child and won't tell anybody about his SUPAH SEKRIT study of Clara or the mysteries surrounding her that prompted it, EVEN when asked, EVEN by people like Jenny who would understand if he asked them NOT TO TELL CLARA. Christ.
Yeah, what’s with the Doctor being a cosmic child now? When River was like NEVER LET HIM SEE YOU BLEED. NEVER LET HIM SEE YOU AGE I was like wat. The man is over a thousand, if he doesn’t realise that you bleed, and he can’t handle some wrinkles, something is seriously wrong, and he is a selfish fucker. WHICH. HAHAH. NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE SAYING THAT ABOUT MY DOCTOR.
There was such potential for human moment in Hide. When Clara is upset about seeing the life cycle of Earth, and asked "what do you think of us?" he could have comforted her and said how amazing humans were. Instead he didn't understand her sadness and said "you are the only mystery worth solving". Like that's all humans are to you now? MYSTERIES? REALLY?
OH yes I saw someone critiquing that! Yes, I really don’t get that. What about the Doctor who was like “Oh, but you have calenders and Christmas and weddings! You mark off infinity! You’re incredible!” and now we’re just … specimens under a microscope? I don’t know, I’ve not seen that episode (never thought I’d be saying that) and maybe I’m reading that wrong, but it’s veeeery difficult to give Moffat the benefit of the doubt for anything anymore.
I agree with your Moffat comments. I keep watching the episodes, like "maybe this one will contain a gem of heartfelt wisdom" "maybe this one won't be sexist" but I am always left with a sick feeling in my stomach. every time. ugh. I miss the episodes that were just so HUMAN.
I know. Believe me, I feel your pain. I miss it SO much. And added to that, I miss watching it with my younger sister every time there’s a new episode, and ringing her from college with things I’d seen on the internet about upcoming seasons. I was at my aunt’s house during the summer, and Water of Mars came on the television, and my brain automatically went ‘blah’ but after ten minutes I was crouched over my knees on the sofa because I had forgotten how amazing the show used to be. For a while I almost thought it was in my head, but comparing the seasons, the spiral in quality is shocking, to be honest.
YES. It’s totally just lost that human element. After all, the show used to be about the Doctor showing ordinary humans that everyone was extraordinary, but now it looks like you have to be special to be a companion (Amy’s mystery family, Clara’s repeated dying). Now it’s all about lazers and explosions, fancy camera angles and lens flare. A friend of mine RAVED about what a great job Moffat is doing, which shocked me, because he’s a bisexual man who claims to be a feminist, and even though I often find it difficult to confront people like that, and I forget all my good reasons to back up my side, I had zero difficulty trotting out all the reasons Moffat is awful to women and to LGBT groups. Basically all he had to come back with was BUT THE SHOW LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER NOW and I was like … yeah, I’ll take my non-sexism, hold the panoramic camera sweeps, thanks bro.
we could combine the two. "i would enjoy punching decency (mostly metaphorically) into moffat, as he is continues to be a shitbag". Hm, not the same ring to it...but it just FEELS right for some reason when it includes moffat getting punched.
oh that’s beautiful.
oh I like that.
We finally stopped watching it after the first episode or so this season. I can’t be arsed to watch this crap when there’s good TV on … or when I could be doing laundry or cutting my nails or you know. Anything else.
It’s so sad
it makes me so sad how crap it is now
And on top of that, Moffat seems to equate ‘good TV’ with how many red-herrings, useless plotlines meant to ‘throw us off’ and uses of in-show catchphrases that have been FLOGGED TO DEATH there are. (SERIOUSLY IF I HEAR ONE MORE BASTARDISED VERSION OF TIMEY-WIMEY I’M GOING TO PUKE)
So considering the 50th anniversary is such a big deal, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GOING TO BE LIKE? I’m still holding out hope that it’s such a big deal that there will be a lot of outsider input and we’ll end up with something watchable, but I’ve been burned before.
So many times before.
i think "i'm going to punch moffat in the face" is becoming a more and more accurate tag for the situation that is doctor who then "i continue to have issues with moffat" is
But unfortunately I never will :(
And also in a way I don’t want to give anyone the chance to be like WOW WAY TO SAY YOU’LL PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE FOR JUST WRITING A TV SHOW WOW OVER-REACTION MUCH WOW CRAZY FEMINISTS WOW WOW
I DO CONTINUE TO HAVE ISSUES and it’s such a good tag though