redheadedgnomegirl: I was wondering whether you had seen “Fixing Doctor Who (Season 5)” on Overthinking It? It’s about a three page article explaining the structural and character problems of season 5. I have it bookmarked to read every once in a while because I love it so much more than how Moffat’s Season 5 panned out.
I have now. Here’s a clickable link because everyone should go and read this right now.
I’ll wait, go and read it.
This is the thing with Moffat, alongside all the problematic fuckery that goes on in, he is also not very good at writing the kind of plot arcs and characterisation necessary for serial television.
This doesn’t look like it will be changing in the upcoming series either, not if this quote is anything to go by:
That’s what I’ve been saying in my writers’ briefings just this week: ‘Write it like a movie poster. Let’s do big, huge mad ideas. (x)