This week's episode had some lovely visuals but the story itself was woeful IMO and unevenly paced with a weak, rushed ending (you never even saw the Doctor and Clara say farewell to that young girl). The dialogue was dire except for the odd line and the Doctor and Clara both act so jovially that there is no suspense or sense of danger at all. Doctor Who has become a cartoon really; there's nothing remotely believable about the universe the series is set in. Hell, I think the Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who produced more impressive stories and drama than anything I've seen in this series for the last three years.|
I think Moffat is entirely to blame. Russell Davies might not have been great either but Moffat takes the silliness to new extremes and since he has taken over as producer all the tension and drama has disappeared to be replaced by a smarmy, self-important Doctor and even more overconfident and chirpy companions. I think Moffat should definitely stick to writing - Blink and The Girl in the Fireplace were superb epiosdes for example - and leave the producing to someone else.
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