|This series of DR is the worst of the new series. The show is all over the place with no these to it at all like in season 6. I hate the angel statue episodes because they are plain boring. This season the writers have catered to much to the US audience. They have lost what made them great. This season could be the last the way its going. They had better liven it up. Only episode 1 was any good. What has followed hasn't been that good at all. And is it only me but why so many tv shows these days have split seasons with a gap of a few months. A good fire way oflosing the audience and not that clever.|
This series is NOT the worst of the new series, series 6 was my least favorite (though it had a couple gems). This series is just a bit of a throwback to the earlier seasons of the new series, with less of a story arc, and more standalones. And I'm sure most people would disagree with you about the most brilliantly imagined new Doctor Who monster being boring, but that's obviously how you feel and I can't tell you like it lol.
This episode had a positive impact on me for sure, but my only ponderance is why the Doctor couldn't visit Amy and Rory anymore. The tombstone made their new lives a fixed event, but the Tombstone only memorializes their deaths, not the events of their life. He could visit them and they could still die in the past. Besides, I liked the "if you read it, the it has to happen", but THEY were the ones writing and living it so it can't be written if it doesn't happen lol. Reading the book or seeing the tombstone is not what would make these events fixed, those objects and events exist whether they are read or not so reading them is only spoilers not prophecy. In fact, going by the logic of the episode, the Doctor would technically have been able to visit them if he hadn't read the afterword, Amelias's final farewell didn't have to be to the Doctor at all. But whatever, I can still give all of this a pass because it was all very emotional, kept my attention, and did follow its own logic (whether it holds water or not) and I still loved it =p