Frankly, I'm concerned for Nu Who. I'm happy to hear they finally got rid of Rory and Amy. Maybe I will check out the new season. From what I saw, Moffat was ruining more and more of what he did right in his pre-producer era. The angels in Flesh and Blood did not add up to Blink, River Song's sudden reveal to be a criminal and her personality change form 'The Forest of Death' I realize that episode was the 'end' of her character, after she'd undergone character development, but the 'old' river was just very disappointing (I have not seen the current season, my opinion might still change). Nu Who in general with the Daleks screaming blasphemy, multicolored Daleks, Love and Monsters, a hooker for a companion trying to seduce the Doctor, etc.
Too much controversy, not enough entertainment has been the problem in general which was not as stark in Old Who. It's sad to say this, but Nu Who might not even make it to the 13th Doctor at this rate unless there is a shift. I don't have facts and figures to back this up. I feel that many fans of Old Who want to keep watching to the thirteenth Doctor for a kind of 'completion' of the show even if the directors decide on a 14th. I just don't feel that will be enough. I don't know about the new found fans for the show starting with the Ninth on, but I imagine that their number is dwindling. This show is beatable, easily. There's probably loads of shows with more entertainment value and less political points and red buttons to push.
Well, at some point, I'll have to grit my teeth and push through this season as well. It's not the worst out there, but it could be greatly improved. Let the Doctor travel alone for a bit. He's got character and personality, he can be good. If he gets a companion, please no more hookers. Get a robot, not like Chameleon, get some aliens, liven things up. Get someone to give character contrast like Leela did. A good friend like Sarah Jane, Joe Grant, Romana, Jamie, etc.
And goodness please, no more Tardis's dragging planets, Tardis explosions ending the universe, Dalek armies being destroyed with flips of switches, fighting Satan, Doctor is some kind of God or the ultimate good, and that nonsense.
Now that, is a rant. XD It was originally all one long post, but I decided to split it in half to be easier on the eyes.
Si-Fy and Fantasy, that is where my heart lies. To Doctor Who and its 18 years of brilliance, still waiting on the 50 yr anniversary!