That resume it also for me. Thanks.stiggie;n3554594 said:I'm one of the most liberal people on the forum Dr_Grip. I fall on the progressive side of almost any argument. I'm pro-equality, pro-immigration, pro-voluntary euthanasia, pro-LGBTQI rights, pro-civil liberties, pro-socialised medicine and education. So what does it say that even I think they have gone over the top.
You may not have noticed that I clearly said that there is nothing wrong with that, or any of the other things on the list. Just that they were all part of a long list of actions carefully designed to avoid giving anybody the opportunity to accuse the BBC of not being politically correct. Such concerns should not be prioritised over good storytelling.
BTW, I don't use "agenda" as a dirty word. Everybody had some sort of agenda. That isn't a bad thing.
Be careful what you wish for.
The opening credits are terrible. The new recording of the theme tune does nothing for me and I don't know what the graphics are supposed to be, but they certainly aren't the time vortex. I can't comment on the closing credits sequence because every time it comes on it is spoken over by an annoying little man inviting me to switch to a sister channel to watch a bunch of tragically obsessed fans discuss the episode that just aired.
The crystalline-looking new TARDIS interior lacks character. It reminds me of being in a cave.
I'm on the fence about Jodie's performance as the Doctor. There are times (when she is acting manic) that she seems to be channeling David Tennant, who is my favourite Doctor. Even the shape of her smile reminds me of Tennant. But I don't think the writers are doing her any favours. I'm still waiting to see her demonstrate the sort of self-confidence usually displayed by Doctor. The kind of thing where the Doctor declared that Earth is defended, or revealed themselves as a Timelord, making the alien menace realise just how much trouble they're in. Or when they are faced with only having a few minutes to save the universe and announcing that it is more than enough time.
The episodes so far haven't impressed me much. The bad-guys haven't been very scary or very memorable. I've already forgotten what the bad-guy in the first episode was called and what his motives were, he was so forgettable. The Rosa Parks episode annoyed the fuck out of me. Instead of simply stopping the bad-guy from interfering with the timeline, they let him keep doing it then ran around after him trying to fix his meddling piece by piece. It made no sense. I also didn't like that he was just a racist bigot from the far future. It might be the Trekker in me speaking, but I like to think that humanity will have moved on from racism in the future. The arachnids episode wasn't as scary as it should have been. It was a trapped-while-being-hunted episode in the vein of the Scottish werewolf episode "Tooth and Claw", all the weeping angels episodes or the "Silence in the Library". It didn't live up to any of those. Generally, the episodes haven't been scary enough, funny enough or space-faring enough and none of the new companions have contributed much.
Maybe when they will meet "natural villains" like the Darliks or the Cyberbermen it will all change, but for now I am not impressed.