The fact that folks still worship at the Altar of Moffat is kind of gross.
With all the excellent script-writing in the world, and his sexist, sappy, trope’d-out ass is what everyone is falling all over themselves to kiss?
He’s not sexist.
He’s not sappy.
And what tropes do you suggest he’s writing?
Moffat is a good writer.
And gross? What are you? 10?
I love Moffat regardless of all the feels that I feel whenever I watch DW or Sherlock. If you hate the Moff, I don’t care, but don’t be hating on people who like him.
Oh, and all the Moffy lovers are out. I’m not saying I don’t love Doctor Who: I do. I’m not saying the seasons with Moffat as head writer have been all bad: they haven’t. I’m saying, I think all the gushing over a guy who is just blatantly a prick in every interview he ever does is a little idiotic. I’m going to post a couple of choice links that illustrate this, but if you’re actually interested in figuring these things out instead of policing my language, you can look for more.
Furthermore, I’m sorry, if “gross” doesn’t work for you, let’s try “is kind of pathetic and shows how much this fandom is willing to accept regression in the Doctor’s personality in terms of his dealing with relationships, sexuality, and humanity’s purpose in general. It also shows how fans are willing to internalize the male gaze uncritically when they can’t adequately recognize that while it is absolutely okay to like problematic things, to do so without any critical analysis is a serious problem that undermines viewers who aren’t at the top of the privilege hierarchy.” Is that more academic for you, random internet user with a stick up their ass? I hope so.
Sappy is obviously arguable: I just happen to think Eleven spends an inordinate amount of time gushing over Amy Pond, and only some of it is really heartfelt. The rest is just continually grating.