IT’S ALMOST MOFF TIEM YOU GUYS
1. MOFF TIEM
Even though I enjoyed watching the episodes and specials from series 1-4, and always looked forward to new episodes, series 5 and 6 are … different. I mean not only am I excited, but I feel like I have no idea what’s coming. I’m excited for series 6 but for a different reason. I feel safe being excited because I know I won’t be disappointed. The acting is top-notch, the story-telling is inspiring, and based on everything Moffat has done I know that I won’t get to the end of the series with a sour taste in my mouth. This brings me so much joy.
One of the things I love the most about Moffat being in charge is that he is truly a Writer’s Show Runner. Each story feels unique, has its own mood, its own pace, and the mark of its writer. Moffat lets the writer of each episode really put their mark on it. RTD, as we known from our own viewing experience as well as his own accounts, edited/rewrote/rerewrote nearly every episode that aired under his purview. Moff lets the writers do their thing. And in this way the new series now seems just a bit closer in style and character to the classic. Each classic series story was totally unique, to the point of being blamed for inconsistency. And I think RTD fans argue the same thing. But Moff’s show running has combined the individuality of story with the narrative arc. It really is just … perfect. And refreshing. And wonderful.
Viva El Moff.