I cuss you bad
Glad you liked it, I think it's a bit of a masterpiece with a huge retcon that doesn't do anything adverse to Doctor Who and makes perfect sense
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Yeah, that was an American-only thing - she doesn't do that in the British versions, either on broadcast or on their DVDs. It's pretty dumb and does kind of spoil that bit!So, in the lead-up to the end of Season 6... yeah, pretending we're leaving the current companions for good doesn't really work when one of them is still narrating the show opening. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Yeah, series 6 is where Moffat started losing people for the reasons you list above, and it's hard to blame them. Specifically the stuff with the Silence where the Doctor seems to get aroused when he and River kill a bunch of them. What the hell?!This season was plenty fun overall with lots of good stuff in, but I have a lot of nitpicks with The Wedding of River Song. Really not a fan of leading off with quips like " 'What happened to time?' 'A Woman'" and "devil in high heels" and such... thanks Moffat, could you not. And none of the women here ended up having much agency. Amy took charge where she could but still ended up mostly a bystander to the big events. We never even really learned who eye-patch lady was other than "someone working for the Silence for some reason or other". And River... well, she's technically young yet; I imagine it's hard to make satisfying character development backwards, but still.
Well, I'm glad someone liked that episode. Blergh.Anyway then I watched The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe xmas special and it was delightful.
Ah, yeah, figures. It reads very much like hand-holding for trying to draw in an audience that hasn't the slightest idea what this Doctor Who stuff is.Yeah, that was an American-only thing - she doesn't do that in the British versions, either on broadcast or on their DVDs. It's pretty dumb and does kind of spoil that bit!
Huh, do people not like it? I mean, okay, the "only women can carry life bit" is some gender-essentialist nonsense, but all the rest seemed like a fine one-off Who romp to me.Well, I'm glad someone liked that episode. Blergh.
Yep, that's exactly what it was! Although, Doctor Who got really popular in America during the Matt Smith era, so maybe it did work...Ah, yeah, figures. It reads very much like hand-holding for trying to draw in an audience that hasn't the slightest idea what this Doctor Who stuff is.
It is pretty universally panned, at least within DW fandom. I just think it was incredibly dull.Huh, do people not like it? I mean, okay, the "only women can carry life bit" is some gender-essentialist nonsense, but all the rest seemed like a fine one-off Who romp to me.
Yep. There's nothing much to it and it's a huge letdown after the last one. I think I prefer every other Moffat special to it.It is pretty universally panned, at least within DW fandom. I just think it was incredibly dull.
And I'm still annoyed about it all these years later, because Sherlock is dog shit.Season Six suffered a lot from time pressures, he was running Sherlock at the same time which didn't help.
Yeah, so did my wife. I just can't stand it lolI really liked Sherlock :/
Even before he was announced as showrunner, his episodes were underwhelming. Which still describes his scripts to this day at their best!I've found that I now can't watch Chibnall episodes from the Moffat without getting annoyed. Now I know his foibles I can see them from a mile off.
Yeah, it probably was worse for people starving for Doctor Who (I encountered it with the only DW story in 2016, same thing - it's not a bad episode, but for the only episode that year it was disappointing). Though... that was the last episode they had on Netflix during the first time I was watching the show, then I "obtained" series 7 to catch up, and saw Day of the Doctor the day of transmission as my first Doctor Who story "live," as it were, and even then I still didn't like Wardrobe...Hmm, I expect my reaction to the Wardrobe episode has a lot to do with it *not* being watched as an event in a drought between seasons for me. As "just another episodic Who story" it was fine. I can see where for people expecting something special along the lines of "Christmas Invasion" or "Runaway Bride" or "Christmas Carol" (never mind the Tennant post-season specials which were pretty amazing) it might fall a bit flat.