Series 6 was far, far better than the dire series 5, but Moffats overwhelming insistance to make his own mark is distracting - the River Song plot is done to death - does anybody care who she is?Indeed, fans had guessed months before the so called 'game changing' episode as to her identity. Many of us were expectng somehting far more original. And as for all this marrying the Doctor stuff.... hmmm. Let's just go against one of the major characteristics of the Doctor shall we? Its all been done now and needs to go but sadly she is back in series 7.
Also... the Doctor himself. My Doctor wouldn't turn a blind eye to several lifeforms being gunned down as in the end of ep 2. Totally out of character and smacks f the author writing himself into a corner and not knowing how to get out of it properly. "Lets gun 'em down then!" Lazy. Would never have happend pre 2010.
And the companions ... Amy is one of the most unlikeable companions ever - sits with Peri and Mel for me and Im so glad she is going. Rory however has actually developed! And is now one of the most fleshed out male companions ever - who'd have thought it?
The best episodes of series 6 were those not handled by Moffat, these episodes seemed to be the freshest and without the hinderence of the annoying 'oh the Doctor is going to die again for the third year in a row' plotline seemed to flourish better.
The only saving grace from the Moffat written scripts this year was the superb Madame Kovarian who has the potential to be the Servalan of Doctor Who. With the mighty Frances Barber in the role, she needs much better material - here is our new big bad!
This series isn't bad ... its just struggling to indulge all the ideas presented - visually its great and looks glossy in places with some beautiful direction but sadly its still not fully recognisable as Doctor Who. Series 7 needs to bring back monsters. It needs better stories which make sense and needs to jettison the now boring story arc. It needs an older actress to play the companion and most of all it needs energy to reignite the waning interests of the regular viewer. This I'm not actually sure Moffat can deliver and I fear for the 50th anniversary which is in danger of not being special at all (at the current rate) ... but fingers crossed ...