I love Doctor Who. It's the most flexible and dynamic sci-fi show ever made. You want a horror story, they can do it. You want a love story, they can do it. You want an action piece, they can do it. Anything can happen on this show. The problem is that you need good writers to make a good story. And lately, we just haven't been getting that. I'm talking, of course, about Steven Moffat. Now before anyone cries out, let me explain. I like nearly all of his works on Doctor Who, and I love Sherlock. But that doesn't change the fact that this series has done poorly under his direction for the show. In an effort to distance himself from the convoluted mess of Series 6 (which I liked, but still found convoluted) he's completely abandoning the idea of a story arc. Not only does this show that he didn't actually plan anything out like some people believe, it's also a huge whiplash. We go from the ending of Series 6 where the Doctor is forced to fake his death and step back into the shadows of time after learning that eventually, the answer to the question "Doctor Who?" will cause Silence to fall. And then this premise is completely forgotten about in the Christmas special, and when series 7 starts. If you're not going to follow through with this stuff, don't set it up in the first place. Furthermore, "Asylum of the Daleks" was TERRIBLE. The Daleks didn't have any trouble killing each other in "Remembrance of the Daleks" and all the other times they killed each other, why should they hesitate now? They find them beautiful? Pardon me, but I thought "Daleks have no concept of elegance" which therefore means no beauty either. And Amy and Rory's divorce? Not only was it poorly handled, it had no impact. At all. It was filler! Then there's The Angels Take Manhattan" where Steven Moffat completely rewrites his own rules on altering time. Also, River defies the book to no affect, and they still treat it like they have to do exactly what it says. And the Statue of Liberty does absolutely nothing! If you're going to use that, make it do something at least! And then of course there's Rory's departure. While it does give good closure for Amy's character, Rory himself deserved better. He's just whisked away by sheer coincidence. Bottom line: Moffat needs more people who will say No, this isn't a good idea.
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