Originally Posted by blue eyed pony View Post
Very excited for Capaldi. Presently my favourite is Matt Smith purely because he's the Doctor that got me into the fandom but Capaldi is an excellent actor and I love his other work.
Have you by any chance seen Neverwhere
- a wonderfully spooky and funny BBC urban fantasy series set in "London Below" (as opposed to "London Above"), 6 episodes, written by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry? There Capaldi portrays the (evil) Angel Islington.
I do have to admit most of my favourite episodes are not from the Moffat era though...
Yeah, Moffat is a weird one. I loved loved loved Blink
, which he wrote, and his other Stone Angels episodes weren't bad, and I liked the Christmas Carol
story with the fish. He has a great imagination, but I do get irritated by his tendency to overcrowd a story and write himself into corners that are then often gotten out of in phony ways. The Impossible Astronaut
was a super episode in terms of location and most of the story, but it irritated me that Dr Who had just really died and you just knew he was going to wiggle out of that one in some bombastic way by the end of the season.
At my husband's insistence I watched Coupling
, which he wrote, but found that really disposable and depressing. A depressing comedy - because the people in it and the underlying premises just seemed to have little substance. Of course, I probably think that about most serial comedies of that type.
I do totally love the BBC's Sherlock
, which was Moffat's concept and he produces it and writes quite a few episodes.