Haha, I’ve received so many messages in reference to this post about Amy and The Doctor [LINK] under which I stated ‘holy shit I think I finally fucking get it’, asking me what it is that I finally ‘got’. Ha. Well the answer is this: I never really connected to Amy’s character before.. but I’ve realised now that during this scene that they were portraying (when they actually took the proper time to do so which they rarely did) her character’s complicated outlook on life due to the influence of The Doctor, and the depression she experienced because of him leaving her. She’s a flawed character (which is not a problem) but she is used as a plot point most of the time, which upsets me. Due to the fact that there are sometimes small moments where Moffat was actually able to portray how ‘awful’ in a way all the shit she’s lived through is and how The Doctor influenced her in a negative light. We never got to see how much she’s seemingly suffered which makes her a very 2D character sometimes for me… but when they actually explore it though it’s wonderful and exciting! I wish they’d actually done it a lot more PROPER exploration of her character’s inner pain and mental trauma. There were hardly any proper moments we got to hear her talk about her problems and properly be upset in an episode, they always glossed over it (EVEN WHEN SHE LOST HER FUCKING BABY, JESUS). Chu ♥
The girl who waited
The name from a fairy tale
The impossible girl
The only mystery left worth solving
The woman who killed the greatest man she knew
The impossible astronaut
The last centurion
I did like the ending of the episode, I just feel like they put too much enphaisis on minor things and didn’t take the time to properly resolve the big things. The Great Intelligence was just… nil, there was almost no point in them existing except to ‘step inside the doctor’s timeline’ so that clara could ‘save him’. We understood nothing about their plot or even the reasons for their intentions or past - they were just the generic ‘let me spew words of wisdom and darkness and be epic about how the doctor is angsty’.
And although I didn’t mind Clara’s plot line; they just built it up to be this HUGE and mysterious thing; but in the end she was just another random person that the doctor takes with him that decides to walk into his timeline to save him (like any companion would right)? I don’t mind this, but it basically reminded me of Rose (Bad Wolf) but without the explanation or evidence before hand.
I do feel like Moffat kind of just pulls things out of his butt and then goes ‘LOOK! SHE WAS THERE ALL ALONG HELPING HIM.. LOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL ISN’T IT COOL!??’ and we’re like.. sure it’s a cool idea if there was any proper evidence or build up to it.
Like it’s meant to be a mystery, but there are no clues throughout each episode to tie the strings together at the end. Bad Wolf (after you’ve seen the final) you can go back and see the CLEAR evidence for it cast throughout the entire season and rather than being a HUGE thing it was just subtle and then amazing. Moffat really tries too hard to impress everyone constantly, that it falls short when he should be resolving things.
a+ steven moffat. pulling women jokes.
oM Y FcKING GOD its literally the year 1207 anD THEYRE CELIBATE IDIOT MONKS WHO PROBABLY RLY DO THINK WOMEN ARE EVIL SPIRITS AND STILL BELIEVE CHILDBIRTH IS PUNISHMENT FOR EVE’S SIN christ
the fact that the characters are “fantastical and desperate”, 1)remember its a family/kids show, 2) its the basic adventure character develop
I understand your point that it is a family/kids show, but you have to recall that even in classic and in RTD’s writing I think there is at leas just slightly better character introduction; they kinda of gave you a proper reason to like them? (not always) but with most of Moffat’s characters you’re never given like any proper backstory ever [that’s why I’m liking Clara the best at the moment, it’s easier to connect with her]. But once again, I believe that is purely because Moffat always has his OWN backstory for them (that’s how he can write them as though they don’t need one) but he kinda doesn’t flesh it out enough for the viewer to understand what HE sees in them.
I think it would have helped build tension and given me more time to grieve and for the characters to express emotion. Because everything was over so quickly and you’re left leaving really out of it.