Yeah, so I guess I should comment on retrospect having finished the last epsiode of the season.
I’m in th same boat as Vik and what I say here will be no surprise to anyone who has read my previous posts in this thread.
Who was starting to lose me, ironic because I thought Capaldi was a great Doctor and he’s finished as my favourite of the new era. Probably next to Baker and McCoy as my favourite overall, although I did really like Tennent and Eccleson.
This series pulled me back in, in a such way I never imagined it would.
On the whole there was one epsiode out of the 12 I was a bit bored by. In recent years the hit rate has been about 50%, last season was lower.
I just thought it was fantastic, such a great range of stories, which all had a really good atmosphere.
I was back to watching Who at broadcast or as close to broadcast as possible. The delay on the last couple was just getting the peace to watch it on the good telly with no kids kicking about.
Even the Tennent seasons stacked up on my planner.
Who was exciting again. I was watching the trailer for the next episode thinking ’ I can’t wait to see where they are going next’. It’s been a long time since I even watched the spoiler for next week.
Bill was a great companion, I think Pearl Mackie was a huge part of what made this season work so well.
And Capaldi finally got some material that he deserved. It’s not fully recognised quite yet, but I’m certain the benefit of hindsight will see him remembered as one of the greatest Doctors.
There’s a lot of people who have been impressed by this season, so that’s how I know I’m not imagining the uptick in quality.
Such a shame that’s it’s all going to change now after I feel they finally got the formula right.
A good way for Moffat and Capaldi to go out, on a high.
I do fear for the future with Chibnall. I think the casting was a bit of a publicity stunt and I hope the next season isn’t just series of ‘look I’m a woman now isn’t it wonderful’ moments, and they concentrate on just making the best show they can. I have my doubts, but I’d like to be pleasantly surprised again like I was this year.
The Xmas epsiode is going to be a bittersweet end of an era, I just hope that in a few years time, after all the moaning about Moffat, we are not wishing he was still the showrunner.