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Dr Who has really gone off, hasnt it?

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Snog Sat 27-Apr-13 19:23:13

Dr Who used to be`s gone really downhill now hasn't it?

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 27-Apr-13 19:23:53

ah, don't worry. next week's is v good.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 27-Apr-13 19:24:05

(i am a time traveller)

Greydog Sat 27-Apr-13 19:27:16

todays story was the time traveller equivalent of Bobby Ewing in the shower!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 27-Apr-13 19:28:43

it was GARBAGE, wasn't it?

TeamEdward Sat 27-Apr-13 19:28:49

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ClaraOswald Sat 27-Apr-13 19:33:11

This was definitely a bottle show, of sorts.

Bring back Russell T Davies I say.

carriedawayannie Sat 27-Apr-13 19:39:31

Best dr who actor in ages - love Matt Smith.

Worst writing in ages sad

ouryve Sat 27-Apr-13 19:41:58

You only just noticed?

I thought last series that it's really not being written for a home audience, anymore. It's being made to be sold and is about on a par with typical CBBC drama in terms of plot and characters.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 27-Apr-13 20:43:35

honestly, hang in there until next week. i really enjoyed that one.

fancyanother Sat 27-Apr-13 21:24:17

See, I really enjoyed that, and I really haven't enjoyed the last few episodes at all. I found it really gripping and full of suspense! I'm genuinely surprised no ne else seemed to like it.

ImaHexGirl Sat 27-Apr-13 21:35:30

I loved last week's after feeling let down by the preceding ones. Was a bit disappointed by tonight hmm Am really hoping for that nail biting/can't wait/ most exciting event of your week feeling and I don't know if I can muster that up yet.

I love Matt Smith and I like Clara's character but I just can't see where it is going yet?

I really hope next week is a return to form. I'm counting on it!

Snog Sat 27-Apr-13 21:36:12

I keep wanting the series to pick up but finally realised that the writing is crap and matt smith isn't much cop either.
Bring back Russell & David, those were the days!!!

Davros Sun 28-Apr-13 08:25:29

It's not just me then. Hated last night's. can't bear Matt Smith ( gurning ham as I have said on MN before) and Clara is just annoying, worse than early Amy.

mummytime Sun 28-Apr-13 08:45:18

I liked it! Sorry.
It was much more like olden days Dr Who. I also think it wasn't a whole rewrite of the day at the end, the guys on the salvage vessel had changed. Just like with Rory having memories of being a centurion for centuries, I wonder if Clara has memories of the day that never was?

Actually my biggest mystery is "How did the Doctor get out of the TARDIS? especially as we see him trapped under machinery through the bionic eyes, just befor."

fortifiedwithtea Sun 28-Apr-13 09:56:35

I thought last nights episode was the best so far this series. Not a great compliment seeing that the writing has been dismal.

Next episode looks promising.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 28-Apr-13 10:01:20

I'm hoping assuming something mega is about to be revealed and that we are suffering from new character intro syndrome and also from a shadow cast by the waiting for the 50th. and that this is stifling writing just now.

However I realise this is a bit straw cutchy

Clawdy Sun 28-Apr-13 10:21:49

Yes,why does Matt Smith do that unattractive gurning?it's very distracting and annoying. Bring back Chris Eccleston!smile

Umlauf Sun 28-Apr-13 10:23:59

Yes I agree completely. Its been really disappointing, and I don't think its new character syndrome as we are enough episodes in now. They just don't seem to be doing much. Last weeks was promising, but ended ridiculously, and the doctor himself seems to have changed a lot in his characterisation.

I find it hard to blame the change of writing either, as Moffat has written some of my favourite episodes (Blink, the library ones).

Hopefully you're right shipwrecked and itll all come bouncing back for the anniversary.

LittleAbruzzenBear Sun 28-Apr-13 17:23:18

I love Matt and Jenna, but the stories this series have been utter pants.

peeriebear Sun 28-Apr-13 18:07:27

I liked last week's with the ghost who wasn't a ghost. The submarine one was Dull with a capital Zzzz. Yesterday's didn't grip me at all.
It seems like a different programme to the brilliant storylines David Tennant used to get. Real characters like Wilfred Mott and the Master, decent one-episode adventures like Gridlock where the city's inhabitants were permanently trapped on the subterranean motorway to keep them alive. And Are you my mummy?
The new stories seem more aimed at children tbh. None of the grand themes and intense storylines we were spoiled with with CE and DT.

musickeepsmesane Sun 28-Apr-13 18:11:30

It was complete rubbish. Last nights was the worst I have seen. Poor, poor storyline

bulletproofgerbil Sun 28-Apr-13 18:17:53

Totally agree. I hate everything about it - Matt Smith, Gemma Louise Coleman, the Tardis, the writing. I've watched Dr Who for around 46 years and there have been some Doctors I've just not liked one bit (Sylvester McCoy, Christopher Eccleston)- but even if I've really not liked them, the writing has still made them watchable. I'm so disappointed in just about every way at the moment though. It's just a mess imo sad

Trill Sun 28-Apr-13 18:21:26

ZZZZ indeed. DP will no longer watch it with me.

EthelredOnAGoodDay Sun 28-Apr-13 18:32:09

It seems like the writing is aimed at children, but some of the visual content is too scary for children IMO. I have lost interest to be honest. I disliked Amy intensely by the end and not sure yet about Clara. Bring back Donna and DT.

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