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I agree with every part of this, except that I'm ready for the next season. I feel like with a new show runner and a new cast they were playing it cautiously, and the positive reception will give them a chance to really push the Doctor-y moments next season.I thought this season as a whole was...fine. Nothing really stood out as horrible, but nothing really stood out as amazing, either. I think having a larger main cast hurt it because no one really got any development, including The Doctor.
Despite the lack of development over the season, though, Whittaker immediately earns her place as The Doctor. She's great. Though I don't think she got "her" big money moment yet. The kind of immediately iconic, memorable, quotable moment. Like Tenant's debut when he stepped out of the TARDIS in robe. Or Smith's "Basically, run" or Stonehenge speeches. Or Eccleston's "Everybody lives!" Or Capaldi's war speech. I didn't feel any moment like that so far for Whittaker.
The problem, though, is the writing. It's the same curse Capaldi had. He was an AMAZING Doctor and I kind of miss him, but man, the writing was often awful. Capaldi lifted the material to something watchable, but I would've like to see him work at least one season without Moffat (who LONG overstayed his welcome).
Still, I don't know if I'm down for another season like this. It kind of felt like chore to get through.
Yeah, I think I'm willing to at least give it a second chance.I agree with every part of this, except that I'm ready for the next season. I feel like with a new show runner and a new cast they were playing it cautiously, and the positive reception will give them a chance to really push the Doctor-y moments next season.
Also, it's a black woman.HOLY SHIT! This episode dropped a few bombs.
JACK IS BACK!
Another version of the Doctor? One this Doctor doesn't remember, who seems to be from the Doctor's past, but isn't a regeneration we know. Holy crap.
My brain is not up to processing all this right now.