Friday 14 November 2014

Doctor Who's Fall

Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has played down the show's fall in ratings (CLICK). That's a bad mistake. He should learn from the defection of viewers to, of all things, The X Factor. Series 8 was a waste of the fine acting talents of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, shown here at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. Ripping off Robin Hood, Fantastic Voyage, Murder on the Orient Express, Web and something akin to The Day of The Triffids revealed the writers' paucity of fresh ideas. Setting the series in a school was a mistake. The Doctor's soul-searching - Am I good or bad? - was a mistake. Clara's running argument with him was a mistake. Her romance with the incompatible ex-soldier was a mistake. (I was glad to see him take off on a tail of fire in the final episode.) The special effects are great, but the plots are idiotic! New writers are urgently needed.


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