Category: New Who

I tried to like season 8

I recently put up a poll on Twitter asking what people thought about season 8 quasi-companion Danny Pink.

Much to my genuine surprise, the majority of voters like him. Those results and the arguments made on his behalf convinced me to start my #12Rewatch. I wanted to see if being a few years removed from the season would change my feelings on him. In short, it did not.

I came into my rewatch with mostly positive feelings about the season itself. I liked season 8, even though I didn’t necessarily like Clara or Danny. I can say now with the benefit of hindsight that a lot of that was due to how much I despised seasons 6 & 7. Season 6 was awful for me and season 7 was a mess. Season 8 probably felt consistent then, but really it is just boring.

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