This was rubbish! This was horrid!
This was brain-insulting stuff!
This was far too complicated
Or, perhaps, not quite enough!
All the writers should be fired,
With about two-thirds the cast
They could never hold a candle
To the folks from seasons past—
Why, I still remember watching
[Insert favorite doctor here]
And [some previous companion]
From the best and greatest year
This new Doctor disappoints me
Most completely, it would seem
(And you mustn’t get me started
On the credits or the theme)
Yes, my utter disappointment
Makes it difficult to speak…
So expect me here, like clockwork,
To complain again next week.
Yes, the latest regeneration of Doctor Who landed this past weekend, and the one thing we could reliably predict about it is that internet commenters would love it, hate it, find it too complicated, find it too simple, find the acting wonderful, find the acting atrocious, love the writing, hate the writing, find the time to comment that they haven’t had a TV in decades, ask “what’s Doctor Who?”, hate the new opening, love the new opening, cheer or boo particular plot elements or characters, and argue about trivia.
And the same verse holds true, and will hold true, for every regeneration (at least those that have internet comment enabled). Very predictable. It seems we’d much rather watch it and complain, than not watch.
Cuttledaughter and I enjoyed it, though the T-Rex was more Godzilla sized than dinosaur sized.