What the hell is wrong with camp? People really think Steven Moffat improved Doctor Who by removing the camp? That show is supposed to be campy. It is supposed to have fart monsters that inhabit fat people skins and shit. I’m not asking for Psycho Beach Party-level camp (because Jeeze, overdoing it much?), but, like, a little camp would be nice. That’s all.
You’re right, camp isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does get a little tiring after a while. And you are right that Doctor Who has always been at least a little bit campy, but that doesn’t mean that the feel can’t change. I really like how the show has become far more about it’s characters rather than a monster-of-the-week thing. there is still silliness, and the monster-of-the-week format hasn’t *entirely* disappeared, but there is a new direction, and a lot of people seem to like it. I happen to be one of them.
Ugh but I disagree with you so much. It’s not about its characters now. I don’t know anything about the new characters except Amy waits for the Doctor, Rory waits for Amy, River’s nuts but only when convenient, and the Doctor is a sociopath.
Everyone who likes that is wrong. I can’t help but feel that way due to deep, deep loathing for what has happened to one of my favorite shows.
I don’t think river’s ever been “nuts”. Well, except for the period of time when she was brainwashed into trying to kill the Doctor, and that gets a pass from me for at least being fun to watch, even if it was Moffat having to write himself out of the corner he put himself in with showing River’s death. She’s a little bit erratic, and takes the Doctor for granted far more than she should, but she’s never been portrayed as “crazy”, just unpredictable. Nine times out of ten she knows *exactly* what she’s doing, and has a good reason for it.
And yes, the Doctor is a sociopath. Always has been, but now he’s getting called on it more often. (I still haven’t forgiven ten for what he did to the Prime Minister in his first episode. He didn’t like the way she handled the situation so he ended her career, right after telling her that her administration would be “a new golden age” for Britain)
And yes, Amy and Rory’s characters are a bit simple, but I sincerely don’t think they’re as one-dimensional as you claim. Watch the most recent episode and I think you’ll see what I mean. They’re coming to the decision to end their adventures with the Doctor, and the episode shows the strains being the Doctor’s companion puts on people.