I just want to love Doctor Who again like I used to.
The real shitty part of it is Eleven and Twelve. The actors chosen to play them are absolutely wonderful. But as soon as Moffat took over with his “The show is about the companions, not the Doctor” bullshit (translation: “I jack off to the thought of Karen Gilian daily”) and horrible, “LOOK HOW SHOCKING I CAN WRITE, BET YOU DIDNT SEE THAT COMING!” story arcs, it’s just hard to watch at times. But I love Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi so much that I still wanted to watch it.
I remember being all heart-broken and bitter when Matt replaced David, but after only a few episodes Matt won me over completely. And as soon as it was announced that Matt was leaving, I was sad once again. But then Peter was announced as his replacement and I was so excited, what a great choice! And he absolutely still is, in my opinion. So it’s frustrating now, seeing his episodes, because holy god the writing has gotten even WORSE. He deserves better, as does the character.