The TARDIS Traveller wrote:
I accept people are unhappy with the new daleks, but why must we assume that this one slip-up will mean the rest of the series will be the late eighties reborn? People, think positive! Moffat was responsible for some of the best stories ever and you've only seen THREE of series fnarg, only one of which was slightly questionable.
Well sure - you're absolutely right. I, for one, am still hopeful about Series Fnarg. True, I don't like the updated Daleks, and there are a few other things that haven't thrilled me either, but I'm still looking forward to more. After all, the trailers for next week indicate the combination of two of Moffat's previous hits: the Weeping Angels and River Song
. It looks promising. I've actually been expecting
this series to be a tad shaky, as the new production team gets their feet under them.
I do still find RTD's storytelling style - in general
over the previous 4+ series - smoother than the overall style so far
in Series Fnarg. That's admittedly an unfair comparison, with quite literally 20 times more stories aired under RTD to date. That's why I'm just waiting. Sure, I'm being vocal about what I don't like, but I've tried to point out the parts I love, too.
It's still a mixed bag, but it's also still early. My own philosophy: wait and see.