When it comes to good television, right now the United States seems to have to turn abroad to find it.
Doctor Who has brought us some of the most creepy and menacing enemies in pop culture. This attempted to humanise one.
As buzz builds up around the episode and the casting, there will be pushback on the decision to cast a trans actress in a cis role.
One thing is for certain: these programmes will force other creators to up their game, and that’s a very good thing.
Under Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, the classic show has taken a more thoughtful turn. It’s an intriguing approach, but it comes with a dark side.
This is the older, wiser, more tired and sad Doctor they have been building up to over recent years, played by an actor with the gravitas and experience to pull it off.
Where women in sci fi are quietly moving backwards into silent, shiny sexiness, Buffy understood that people are always shifting and full of secrets and parts you can never unravel.
The question is: can Steven Moffat pull his head out of his arse long enough to write some decent television?
I never thought I’d actually say this, but: well done, Mr. Moffat.
It’s time for a genuinely new Doctor and an infusion of fresh production talent to the show.