plaidhappiness asked: I really am truly sorry. I'm so happy that you can enjoy the show so much and that it brings you true joy. It's my own fault and thoughts that cause me to not like the show anymore. Just be glad that you can still enjoy such a wonderful series and not be a grump like me about it. I just look too much into things, and look too much into the real lives of the creators. And while I don't like Moffat on DW I do love Sherlock. I just have high standards for DW.
Yeah I was wondering if you would have been a little bit more considerate if the comment wasn’t anonymous.
There’s plenty of things that I don’t like about the show but I choose to keep those small things to myself. Is every episode going to be golden, no, there’s going to be a few like Love and Monsters that the whole Whovian community goes “We do not speak of this.” But everyone connects with certain episodes and Doctors for a reason and it is personal because it is an ever changing show. I like Matt and my brother likes David but we live in harmony. I respect his choices and he respects mine. The 11th Doctor is silly but has a very dark side and he’s hiding his pain and suffering through a silly facade which is something I do. My brother says he likes the way David “pulls you in” with his acting style, and that’s something I appreciate and notice too. The amazing thing about Doctor Who is that it’s not stagnant, it doesn’t get into ruts like other tv shows, there’s no “Red John Complex” (a term coined by my Mother and myself after the Mentalist) of chasing after one villain for a whole season or multiple seasons. I embrace all the changes, sometimes I dislike them but they grow on me. This show has been around for fifty years, it’s the longest running science fiction show, there’s going to be change otherwise it wouldn’t last as long as it has.
I think Moffat is a great writer and I have faith within his writing that everything will be explained eventually and it’s the waiting that is the best part for me, the questioning and theorizing with my friends, figuring out whether we’re right or not, thinking of the most absurd theories. I noticed recently that my favourite episodes were Moffat’s before I even knew who he was. The ones I would show everyone and rewatch were written by him.
I dislike the Moffat hate and people calling the characters sexist, because if you don’t see their power and their strength maybe you should rewatch the series. With Moffat’s writing you have to focus and notice small things and then you truly notice how strong some of the female characters are. River is Badass, and the strength she has not to break character in front of her parents because they don’t know who she is, even after in her timeline they’ve died, for her to watch everyone she loves slowly forget who she is, that is extreme strength, and I feel bad for those people who don’t notice that or the strength of every other character. The characters might not stand in front of an alien army and go “BRING IT” but there are different types of strength. The strength to say goodbye and let someone you love go, the strength to tell a friend that they’re wrong, strength isn’t about holding a gun to an enemy’s face. You have to look at the series as a whole, you can’t judge a character or the writing on one episode because everything in Moffat’s series is interconnected.
Doctor Who has been a savoir to me, if I never watched “Vincent and the Doctor” accidentally because my dad left Space on while I was reading, I would never have the best friend I have today or any of my friends, I wouldn’t have gone to London and Cardiff, my thought process would be different, I wouldn’t be as patient as I am, and my Etsy shop probably wouldn’t be as successful as it is. My life would be horrible if I never watched that show, I would be alone, miserable and depressed. It’s a place where I can feel like a part of a family, a place where you instantly make friends, and I can express myself without feeling judged, and lately the Whovian community has been filled with judgement.
I just want the Whovian community to be in harmony and for the blatant hate to stop.