Just been watching series 4 and the 2009-10 soecials and peeeeeew, is there some stinky stuff in there.
Still some good episodes early on, but the whole thing is turning into a giant soap opera and the final quarter of every episode is just dripping with bathos.
Also the giant mega “plot to end all plots” thing is getting really tedious.
I used to like it in the Pertwee and Baker eras when they’d show up, find some weird monster in a cave with a plot to take over a mining colony, defeat it in a nifty fashion, and then leave again, with absolutely no strings attached.
Instead I get: five billion daleks breaking through from a parallel dimension, with the only salvation trapped inside of the head of one of the doctor’s assistants, who must be sacrificed to save the entire universe from destruction in five seconds time, and send the daleks back again. But can the Doctor sacrifice her? Or will he have to make a half-human clone of himself in order to help fight the menace? And what will happen to the Doctor’s zany love child from a previous marriage?
Personally I think the main writer, Russel Davies, has major delusions of grandeur and needs to be taken over someone’s knee.
Also the new doctor looks like a tit.
Disgruntled in Glenelg.