Gep Malakai wrote:
Moffat in a nutshell, really. He tries, but he's far better at the intellectual stuff and never seems able to pull off the emotional side. The show has continued in the style of Davies', but Davies was somehow very good at invoking feelings and Moffat is not.
Of all the criticisms of Moffat this is the one I never get. For me RTD's idea of emotion was overly simplistic, and mainly relied on A/ Murray Gold telling us to be sad, and B/Rose/Martha looking like they're going to cry. Personally I find Moffat's notion of emotion deeper and more effective, but horses for courses and all that...