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Review: Doctor Who, Season 8

I would really like to review Doctor Who, Season 8, with great gusto, but I just can't find the energy to review it with any gusto at all. Through most of the season, I've watched the shows and then promptly forgotten them. I feel like I've watched the show out of habit, waiting for the great shows to come along, but all that I got was a more of the same, none of it inspired.

I do have my complments. I greatly enjoyed Peter Capaldi as new Doctor, but I don't think that the writers have a handle on him at all. In a few episodes, I could tell that the dialog had originally been written for Matt Smith because I could hear Matt's rhythm.

I liked Clara well enough, but only just well enough. The thing about Clara, about her being split through so many timelines, is that she becomes infinitely recreatable. Do we get any of that? Nope. Consideirng that most companions last 1-3 seasons, I don't plan on seeing that much more of Coleman.

I like the new villain, Missy. I thought that Michelle Gomez did a bang-up job. Yet even so, I didn't really care.

If I had to use a tag, I'd say that this was the least clever and spunky series so far, at point losing clever and spunky all together, and that should make kittens cry.