'Doctor Who' under the last bloke, RTD, was a shocking shambles - and had little of the subtlety and dark horror of the 1960s' and 1970s' original.
(But then I would say that being a child of the 70s.)
RTD was given too many plaudits for returning it to (and reinventing it for) the small screen.
The critics overlooked the simple fact that EVERY EPISODE appeared to be a melodramatic excercise in THE END.
(Delete as applicable as to whether it was 'the end' of time/space/the universe/the Doctor's life, etc etc.
You could, however, be guaranteed the closer to the final part of a series it was, the higher the-importance-level 'the end' on offer was.)
While RTD was a self-confessed fan of the original 'DW', my criticisms of his 'DW' work included:
*why stories could not be any longer than one-week long (ie 45-minutes long). (A decision was taken early on that Today's Kids just don't have the attention span?)
*why he took so many aspects of the original (esp. costumes) and made it/them... erm... over-the-top. Okay... camp. Oh alright, if you must - gay.
*all that kissing-the-assistant malarkey (sacrilege).
The very last RTD episode (featuring 'the end' for David Tennant, too) was the biggest load of self-indulgent twaddle RTD had ever written. Talk about drawn-out.
Frankly, I thought the bloke had a few good ideas - which he wrote and re-wrote for four series.
I found it telling that the only episode people spoke really highly of during his run was the one that Stephen Moffat wrote ('Blink').
Having said that, I have not watched one episode under Moffat's stewardship.
So there you go: my ha'pennyworth.
"Will we never be set free?"