YES. YES IT’S DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING. It’s honestly one of the best sitcoms that ever happened anon, you’ll laugh harder than you’ve ever laughed with every other sitcom and also you’ll cry tears of joy a lot and seriously just let these weirdos into your life :’)
“He’s got a super weird thing with badgers.”
I know I’m so late in the game but…
before you say no
DON’T SAY NO.
Do you ever just go so far back your blog you reach those pages when you’re first getting into a huge fandom and you’re like ‘ah, there’s so much I need to warn you about…and yet I can’t.’ and then you just feel helpless for your younger self who finds everything new and shiny and has no idea they’re going to end up in a ditch of tears and despair?
no one is alone forever..right?
Ah, I’m afraid I can’t help you much there anon sorry :( I don’t ship Clara/Eleven because I’m not interested in the story right now and honestly I feel weird even seeing Eleven with someone else. Due to my busy everything else I haven’t yet caught up with her episodes apart from the Snowmen. I don’t see myself doing it anytime soon, but maybe in the future I’ll feel like watching them and give you an opinion.
As for Eleven missing and mourning Amy, I guess you can’t really see it apart from him carrying her glasses around? I guess they decided they wouldn’t go the ‘Ten after Rose’ way and have him pining for the lost companion and instead focus on the new one. Some people consider this a clever move, some people are offended. I personally belong in the second category because I think Amy was too important to be brushed off like this but I also get why a lot of fans like it that the Doctor isn’t spending the rest of the season being mopey.
I’m sorry because I’m aware this isn’t at all what you had in mind. I hope I’ll be more helpful next time.
First of all thanks! I’m glad you think of my ramblings as good enough for you to be interested in. Ok so here goes. Please be nice to me as I’m not an active member of the DW fandom and I’d really not like my askbox filled with hate. My opinion doesn’t have to match yours.
I think Steven Moffat is a very clever man. In fact some of my favorite episodes during the RTD era are actually written by Moffat including Blink and The Girl in the Fireplace. When he sets his mind to it, his plots can be both intriguing and emotional and leave most fans with a general feeling of satisfaction.
However, Steven Moffat is fully aware he is a clever man and lets that fact get into his head and that is the main reason I dislike him. His enormous ego is evident by the mere fact that he is completely unwilling to engage in any kind of critical conversation; when he used to have a twitter he would very often pick out a message from a displeased fan and answer in an offensive way that would not only ridicule that person but would also make him a victim of an entire fandom who found Steven’s answer ‘sassy’ and ‘awesome’ which is completely wrong in my opinion. There is a fine line between being sassy and just rude. (please take note that I by no means support twitter bashing and I’m completely against people sending Moffat death threats and other types of hate.)
Moffat’s disability to accept criticism is the least of my problems though, as his ego is apparent in other fields, particularly in the storylines he writes for Doctor Who. He creates this massive, extremely complicated plots that are confusing for the majority of viewers and he gets caught up in them so badly, it’d be a understatement to say that there’s a severe lack of payoff. I’m referring particularly to season 6 here which has a number of plot holes that have yet to be fixed.
My main issue with Moffat is that as an Amy Pond fan I feel completely cheated. Yes, Amy was the longest running companion in the years of new Who but honestly it didn’t feel that way as most parts of her character did not get explored and her development was sacrificed so that the season 6 storyline could unfold and wrap and Amy’s part was reduced to just being Rory’s wife and having to prove her love to him again and again and sometimes (rarely) River’s mother. And alright, I’ll give you that getting married and having a child are obviously huge milestones in a woman’s life. But what about everything else? What about the fact that Amy had two realities in her mind all through the sixth season and that was never addressed besides in a DVD extra? What about her relationship with her parents who we only saw once even though her loss of family played a huge part in who Amy was AND even though we saw Rory’s dad in two episodes? What about her relationship with River, which was hardly explored as these two share only a handful of scenes? What about her artistic side and why she loved to write and draw so much? All those things could be subjects for some amazing storytelling and Amy centric episodes which we never got. And that’s what bugs me most of all: how Moffat just so blatantly disregards character depth for complicated storylines that end up not making much sense anyway.
In conclusion, I believe he’s a clever man and can write really great episodes or two-parters but I’d really really like it if DW had itself another show runner.
CAN THIS BECOME A THING PLEASE. IT SOUNDS TOO EPIC NOT TO BE A THING.