11 Biggest Problems With The Chris Chibnall Doctor Who Era

11. It Doesn't Feel Like <i>Doctor Who</i>


This first issue has been around a little bit since the end of David Tennant's run, but at least seasons five through ten, despite their varying quality, usually felt like Doctor Who. This current run just doesn't.

It doesn't have the sense of wonder and charm that defines the series, and there's a real sense of disconnect from the show's past. Season 12 was a bit better in this regard since, unlike season 11, it did bring back some old Doctor Who characters and enemies, but it still doesn't feel like the show we know and love for the most part.

One of the main things we can take away from this current run is that, with hindsight, many fans (myself included) were far too harsh on Steven Moffat and he did actually do a perfectly solid job in hindsight. Compared to Chibnall's tenure as show-runner his seasons were positively masterful.

It's like that hit song 'Let Her Go' by Passenger says: "You only miss the sun when it starts to snow."

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