!!!!!! UNPOPULAR OPINIONS TO FOLLOW !!!!!!
!!!!!! REMEMBER WHEATON’S LAW: DON’T BE A DICK !!!!!!
!!!!!! HATERS TO THE LEFT !!!!!!
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: I am only tagging this under the “Doctor Who” tag, where I’m certain it’ll get lost in the shuffle fairly quickly. PLEASE read the introduction before clicking the Read More. If you send me hate over this, I will ignore you. PLEASE DO NOT REBLOG THIS IF YOU’RE JUST GOING TO HATE ON ME OR WHAT I’VE WRITTEN. This isn’t called THE Issues with RTD—it’s MY Issues with RTD. I fully recognize that what I dislike may be what other people love. Thank you.
Also super-mega-thanks to the fabulous person who put together these transcripts of all the Doctor Who episodes, which saved me the trouble of rewatching a lot of episodes I don’t like. You can check them out right here.]
My recent rewatch of Series 1 through 4 of Doctor Who (known colloquially in the fandom as the RTD era, referring to Russell T Davies who was at the time the showrunner and head writer for the show) has thrown to the fore a lot of the reasons why I prefer Steven Moffat’s era of Doctor Who (Series 5 through the present Series 7). In an attempt to fully explore my feelings and thoughts on this matter, I started figuring out the exact reasons why I find it difficult to enjoy RTD’s reign on the show. The result was, essentially, this essay.
Everything that follows is my opinion on the RTD era and why I find it difficult and sometimes frustrating to watch. I am not trying to say that my experience of the show should be exactly the same as others’ experience of it. I’m just sharing what I think, and you’re welcome to think differently—that’s what makes this such a marvelous world.
I’m not trying to say that my way of seeing things is the only way of seeing things. If you have anything constructive to add to this conversation, I would love to hear it. However, if you message me or reblog this to give me shit about my opinions, I will ignore you. (If you’re really persistent, I will block you.) Nobody likes to feel bad for having an opinion, so please be respectful.
Without further ado, let us begin.