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Warning: Doctor Who rant ahead. Spoilers!




I wake up to much squeeing last night about the marvelous intelligence of Steven Moffat. Which made me realize that I am alone in my hatred for it which is cool. Differing opinions make the world go round. It always fascinates me that one man's trash is another man's treasure but for me this episode was the final nail in the coffin of my Doctor Who watching.

Don't get me wrong, there were flashes of wow that's great but mostly it was an eyeroll that could be heard around the world. I will caveat my opinion with I never was a big Doctor Who fan. I didn't even start watching it until a Buffy that I played met a Ten version of the Doctor and they got along really well. They wrote them so well that it made me want to give the show a try. I didn't realize that Ten wasn't the first of the new Doctors so I assumed the show started with him and I watched the Christmas show. It had killer trees. Yeah, that was another eyeroll heard round the world. So I gritted my teeth and went in search of the first NuWho. I fell instantly in love with Nine. He was MY Doctor and I loved that journey. I almost stopped watching with Martha but I slogged through it. God I really hated Martha until the end of her run when she finally grew a pair. Then there was Donna. I fell in love with the show all over again like I had with Nine. I wasn't and am not a fan of Steven Moffat. He has written some of the most brilliant episodes and some of the worst that I will never get those 45 minutes of my life back. Which meant when I heard that he was taking over the reins I was nervous. But I fell in love again, this time with 11, bbAmy Pond and Rory. So I slogged through a season I wasn't particularly fond of to watch Rory and 11. I stayed with it another season because I wanted to see where it was going and I trusted that Moff wouldn't go cliche and crap. Yeah......

River Song. Just like the Supernatural Jump the Shark episode I gave Moffat too much credit that the title wasn't really the title. Both instances I was majorly disappointed. Really? Husband/wife? Like it wasn't called when River first appeared and all of his assurances that River was much more than she seemed I would never be so obvious/cliche. Uh huh. So instead of usual wife we have TARDIS born part Time Lord hybrid sortof still not really sure what the hell she is, wife. Wow. That's a twist no one saw coming and not cliche at all.

Then the question that must not, can not, whole religions are based around holy shit DO NOT ANSWER of the universe is ..... the Doctor's name. Really? Really. So fanatics steal Amy and Rory's baby to make her an assassin to make absolutely sure that he doesn't answer the all important question of the AGES. The oldest question of time (not to mention that there were butt loads of older Gallifreyans once upon time) but THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE is Doctor Who? Wow. I'm underwhelmed. Mark my words it will turn out that his name is Rumplestilskin. But you'll have to tell me if it is, because that my friends was the very last Doctor Who I'm watching under Moffat.

I am an equal opportunity eye roller. Torchwood Miracle Day was the very last Torchwood I'll be watching, too.

I will stay in my little bubble of Nine and Rose adventures when life was good. :P

Peace Out.

Date: 2011-10-02 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunnytyler001.livejournal.com
YANA. Well, maybe I'll just keep on watching as i'm curious, but ... Moffat killed my love for DW.

Date: 2011-10-02 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
I'm glad I'm not the only one. :D I figured what little curiosity I still have, I can read about in spoilers and blogs. ;)

Date: 2011-10-02 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunnytyler001.livejournal.com
Maybe that if River's storyline is over and we get a new companion, I might enjoy it more?
I don't know... It most likely another dissapointment...
*waiting for TobyWhitehouse/PaulCornell/NeilGaiman/StephenFry to take over*

Date: 2011-10-02 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
Dude, that would be awesome if that came to pass. Especially with Neil Gaiman.

Date: 2011-10-02 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunnytyler001.livejournal.com
I have hope for after the 100th episode (Moffat will want to go with a bang...)

Date: 2011-10-02 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singindemonhq.livejournal.com
I just hope Moffat don't start writing about all nameless wanderers through the multiverse..
Edited Date: 2011-10-02 11:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-02 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
Oh good God that would have killed my love for Buffy. *shudder*

ooc

Date: 2011-10-02 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singindemonhq.livejournal.com
What were they thinking? The moment he travels with someone else of his own race that's it, no companions - or, no, I'm wrong. Hopefully fewer companions yearning-after-him, a much wider potential range of plot dynamics, and River flippin' Song and - didn't she give up all her further incarnations to restore him to life?
Edited Date: 2011-10-02 02:07 pm (UTC)

Re: ooc

Date: 2011-10-02 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
Well I get the giving up regenerations to make the Doctor live after she used her poisonous lipstick on him because it would explain how someone that could regenerate died in the Library. At least that was a plot hole cleaned up but that left about a gazillion others.

I'm also as tired of Moffat rebooting the freaking universe as I was with Davis using Cybermen and Daleks all the time.

Date: 2011-10-02 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirsteena.livejournal.com
I totally called it a few weeks ago, during the Hitler ep. It was a good ep, it wasn't a GREAT ep. I don't think that the Moff is the best thing ever. In fact, in some ways, I hanker for the days of RTD (and that is something I NEVER thought I would say).

And bring back British Torchwood. No offence, but piss off American TV. You don't get our shows. Look at Life on Mars.

Date: 2011-10-02 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
Oh my God. Jane Espenson killed Torchwood. Or maybe her and a combination of people but they killed it DED. They did get me to like Gwen though so that's something.

Now, my TW canon ended with Children of Earth. I will be stuck in a time loop after that like 4/22/11 5:02 :P

Date: 2011-10-03 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowbunny22.livejournal.com
The one thing that stood out to me in this episode was Rory. I was like 'Rory, you're hot' cause most of the time the male 'second' companions can get screwed. It was nice to see him all strong and stuff.

I'm sort of hoping that 'Doctor Who' is more like 'Who the hell do you think you are' and not his name. Like who is the Doctor? Really?

Also, I thought River told the Doctor in the library his name? o.O

P.S. I want to know your reaction to Merlin.

Date: 2011-10-03 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
Rory was fabulous and the glimpse of Charles Dickens made me squee hard. There were points of brilliance but not enough to make up for the ho-hum for me imho.

I loved Merlin. I hope they continue on this path and don't make me regret loving it like they did last season in regard to Morgana. :P Heh when you tweeted about Snape I about died laughing because I thought the same thing. My one gripe this season as it was last, if you're going to jump ahead a year, give us some flashbacks of what happened rather than everything "off camera" and we have to go with it. Like the alliance between Morgana and Arthur's uncle. WTH? I loved it but how did that even happen? Those kinds of things.

Date: 2011-10-03 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowbunny22.livejournal.com
Yeah, they definitely do a lot of off-screen stuff. Like what the heck happened to Morgause's face?

I kinda eye rolled at the evil uncle. I'm like 'Hello, Hamlet'. I feel the king might get poisoned at some point.

I like Morgana's new hairdo. I think Lancelot's (who will def be going darkside at some point) hair needs to grow out a bit >.>

Date: 2011-10-04 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdant-gt.livejournal.com
I know! I was shocked when they said it was a year later. I thought well that was from whatever happened in Camelot when Morgana went nuclear.

Heh it's probably wrong of me to think how fun it would be for a Morgana/Lancelot evil duo. I loved her hair in the episode. It was very pretty. Well more pretty, Katie has beautiful hair.

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