I must say I’m sad to see your marathon complete, it’s been great to have your reviews to read over and it’s influenced some of my classic viewing (where I don’t know as much). Maybe you could start it all over again to see if your opinions have changed over the last year and a half ).
Whilst I haven’t agreed with some of your opinions it’s great to have read them. I have loved the Whittaker era so far, for example, but I think I’m biased as Jodie is from the same town as me, I saw some of the series 11 filming in Sheffield and I met Chris Chibnall at the red carpet premiere. To top it off, I could watch the series go out live for the first time in years as I work Saturday nights. It’s fair to say the production felt like it was geared towards my life!
Chris Chibnall was such a genuinely nice man. He was very humble and clearly intelligent. I can’t help but like him and his work. I’ve sent him a couple of letters since meeting him and he’s kindly replied. But when I’m trying to be objective I am concerned about the conclusion to series 12. It did exactly what I thought should never happen: explain who the Doctor is. This said, when looking at Chris’ Broadchurch series plan, he often played the long game. I am holding judgement for now as I think there’s more to come on the subject.
The surprises that we were treated to this last series (whether we like them or not) is something that also should be commended. In today’s day in age very little is kept secret but there was so much we didn’t know about. Even if we don’t love some of the creative choices, the Whittaker era has a strong logistic structure to keep a high quality production a secret.
Again, thanks for writing the reviews, I look forward to your next project!