current mood: john marshall having a misadventure in the library of congress
one of the things about Moffat is he’s not a particularly brave writer, is he?
actions have no consequences, nobody dies in a way that’s not gently in their beds unless they come back two minutes later, the Doctor himself can’t get his hands dirty and commit genocide because think of the children.
Moffat wants big, emotional moments and plots, but he’s afraid to commit the Doctor or the companion to real reactions or emotional fallout. Everyone just bounces back in an episode or two. The constant overuse of timeloops removes half the risk from the situation and ensures the Doctor never has to make difficult choices because he’s reading off a script.
There’s barely even write a proper goodbye for a recurring character called River because she dies in her first episode then is a ghost or something(?). And the preference for romance with one-offs doesn’t help - no need for emotional vulnerability when the Doctor only spends 10 minutes screen time with whoever’s into him this week (and he will have forgotten her by next week). The writing skips from scene to scene (particularly between seasons) because the alternative would mean actually putting some work into his job and writing them out of a corner.
and the non-destruction of Gallifrey just seems like more of the same. Heaven forbid the Doctor make the choice to kill his own people because they’re trying to explode the universes. No, that’s upsetting and hard to deal with and doesn’t have a simple one-episode resolution. easier to just wish it away with magic.
I feel like if Moffat would grow a spine and commit the Doctor in particular to some actual emotions or consequences there might actually be something worth watching. maybe.
The Slow Mo Guys in the Youtube Rewind (x)
[muffled ’80s hair metal playing in the distance]
i don’t understand why it’s illegal to have sex with a miner they provide us with coal and electricity they deserve a little fun
2. Some fungi are not edible more than once.
|—||Terry Pratchett, Discworld (via johanirae)|
Put our service to the test
Tie your napkin ‘round your neck, cherie
And we’ll provide the rest
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