I've never understood people that watch a TV show they don't like but feel the need week after week to tell me how shit they think it is. I mean what is the point really? If you don't like a show you stop watching it don't you? I know I did when I got to season three of Heroes and decided it just wasn't worth my time anymore. I may of let people know how utter abysmal I thought the show got once but I wouldn't take time week after week telling folks again and again. That's just mental isn't it?
It's natural fans of a show feel passionate for it and want it to be at it's best but where do you over step the mark from wanting the best to turning into a nitpicking lunatic?
The Moffat era of Doctor who has been on our screens for a month now and so far the majority of people are liking what they see. Unfortunately though a small few have once again missed the point completely.
After five years of complaining that Russell T Davies was the worst thing that could happen to the show people are now out for Steven Moffats blood. Complaining that he's the worst thing that could happen to the relaunch of the show since the original revival of the show when it was relaunched (It's alright, that does make sense... I think).
I've found some complaints since 'The Eleventh Hour' was first broadcast to be so embarrassing I'm a bit ashamed to call myself a fellow fan.
Some are moaning that they came into series 5 expecting big new things. But since the first episode the gripes are starting to grow at you guessed it... THE BIG NEW THINGS!
MATT SMITH IS TOO YOUNG,
THE THEME IS ANNOYING - HANG MURRAY GOLD NOW,
THE NEW LOOK DALEKS ARE SHIT,
THE TARDIS IS A SCHOOL JUMBLE SALE GONE BAD,
AMY IS TOO SEXY.
on and on it goes and it's getting a bit sad.
Here is a priceless quote I've stumbled across on the world wide web concerning the new show and sums up the mentality of some of the nitpickers -
"If Hollyoaks met Star Trek, the outcome would be the new Doctor Who with Matt Smith. I won't be watching it anymore"
Take the new theme for instance. I wasn't sure at first but it has grown on me now I have listened to it a few times. The Moff said he was trying to bring some of the old stuff back into the programme and it's pretty clear the theme is a nod to this. People forget he's been heavily influenced by watching the show as a kid and I think the titles and the theme all have influences from past doctors going back now fourty odd years. If anything I think Moffat is an even bigger fan of the show than RTD ever was.
Fair enough if you don't like but to go on and on and on and on is tedious.
The theme has been the target of a BBC Points of View campaign and even after they took notice and made a few changes people still are not happy.
You just can't win really can you?
Don't get me wrong, everyone can be unhappy with their favourite show (heck I'm just as bad) but to moan for the sake of it is just pointless and sad. Move on please you are not wanted here.
Anyway, I think I've alienated myself enough so I'll leave it there for now.
Feel free to tell me I'm completely wrong and that I'm talking out of my time vortex.