I want to watch Doctor Who but I don’t want to watch Moffat-Who.
Do you see my problem?
Now you know how I felt during the RTD era. But you know what? I watched anyway, ‘cause I’m a fan of the show. Moffat won’t be around forever, so just grin and bear it…
I know Moffat is far from perfect. I am ready for a new show runner, too, but I’m not at the torches and pitchforks level that some fans seem to be at. But I really like Capaldi’s Doctor.
I can’t say I’m quite at that level yet. He does write some excellent stuff and I can’t deny that, but I think maybe he was better as a supporting writer instead of showrunner? He seems to just make plotlines too complicated and hard to follow, and I have to go back and rewatch a lot of his episodes to work out what’s happening.
I think his style of writing, with the long, complex, clever plots is better suited to Sherlock, which he is a fantastic writer for. I mean, he still has some problems, but no writer is perfect.
I love Capaldi’s Doctor too. He’s an amazing actor and he and Coleman work so well together. I love that they let him keep his Scottish accent and it plays off some of the lines so nicely. I hope he gets a nice long tenure as the Doctor.
I definitely think his episodes would be better with longer run times or at least two parters. And I do think things sometimes get away from him in terms of plotting. But I would rather have him try something new and fail rather than succeeding at doing the same things repeatedly. But that’s just my opinion.