Day Glo wrote:
This thread has fallen into disuse! Presumably because of a run of underwhelming - or, indeed, bad - episodes in series 8.
I liked Into the Dalek and Time Heist, though they had probelms. I hated The Caretaker and Kill the Moon. I really became fed up with how the Doctor had been turned into a callous, grumpy snob who bullied children.
And then the writers started to course correct. The Doctor became calmer, if not softer, less prone to abuse and insult Clara and others. The last few episodes - Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, and Dark Water - have ramped up from "good" to "really, really good". Culminating in Dark Water's cliffhanger ending and twist reveal. I have high hopes for this series finale.
I agree with you on the first two but I really liked The Caretaker
and Kill the Moon
In those episodes the Doctor is essentially space-Sherlock but I don't mind that, the only episode I didn't like was The Forest of the Night
which I hated, hated, hated due to a complete lack of conflict and a central problem (the trees want to save us but the government are about to distroy them)
that was discovered and solved on a mobile phone within the span of 5 minutes.Listen
are season highlights for me and will probably go down as some of my favorite episodes of the show.
Even though everyone saw that twist, I thought it was handled really well in the episode and am super looking forward to the finale.
Plus this is starting to pave the way for a female Doctor which is excellent, I don't expect/want Capaldi to regenerate for a long time but when he does they going to want someone who's completely different.