I agree with your views pretty much in entirety. I am doubly dissapointed because Steven Moffat is such a wonderful writer with great ideas, but somehow he's falling flat now that he's in charge of things. I think Matt Smith is doing the best he can with the material he's been handed - there are moments in Season 5 when he hits that Tennant level of emotional pull behind a facade of strength and quirkiness. Amy Pond I do like - I like how forward and curious she is - like a child - but I think she's being underused and regulated to the role of plot device and pretty face. I liked Rory, but the way the shows are written it's hard to really care about the characters, because I feel like there is not enough time put into the relationships between them all. Tennant's Doctor would do something as simple as instinctively grab Rose's hand - there seems to be little in the way of 'moments' that show the Doctor and his new Companion(s?) getting closer at all. Right now I'm a few episodes away from the end of Season 5, and unfortunately most of what I've seen is forgettable. It's a shame really, because there was a lot of potential for good stories that just seemed to go astray in the script. Also extremely annoyed that Amy could 'trick' the Weeping Angels into believing she could see them...that made no sense. And I liked the idea of River Song when she was first introduced in Silence in the Library, but she didn't come off very interesting in this Season. I'm just hoping that the Christmas Special pulls it together and Season 6 can bring us back to some strong storylines and more subtle, finessed writing.
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