Hopefully I already did! I don’t have a great grasp on the timing of the anons I’ve gotten, so if this came in before/while I was posting that, bam.
But if you saw that and still don’t get it—further clarification on the question?
(I assume anon is referring to this, for anyone who is wondering)
Now, I can’t speak for the OP or for my partner, who wrote the tag—but for me the reason it resonated was because I can see a big similarity between what we see of Harriet Jones and what, in my view, Moffat’s time as showrunner has looked like. Big exciting start! New age of promise and technology and wonder! Big exciting adventures! Uh…better health care? It’s not a perfect metaphor.
But then the Exciting Start keeps happening and we look around and go, huh. Quippy one liners, great. Female characters owning their sexuality, good times. Big exciting mysteries, fascinating (opinions vary on this. I’m actually a lot less bothered by excessive/unnecessary complexity than a lot of other people I know; you want to put a very specific person in an already-mobile-robot-astronaut suit, more power to you, I’m along for the ride). Those are great things. And they were great all through his first season (the fifth season of rebooted Who). And then…the sixth season. And then the seventh season and…oh look, a quippy/sassy cute white girl with a Big Mystery surrounding her existence.
I think that there’s a definite difference between this kind of decline and “too much of a good thing;” it’s not just that we’re no longer as interested in the exact same thing we’ve been seeing (though, if we were—it’s a show about the entirety of time and space, can we please get away from modern day london who could blame us); it’s that what initially seemed like a good thing turned out to, long-term, not be such a great one.
And in this case the long-term thing we’re watching is someone in power making choices, and we’re (I am absolutely using “we” in a completely fictitious sense that means “me, some people I’ve heard about”) going “okay…this seems like…not such a great choice. How you doin’ there, buddy? Feeling alright? What’s going on there. Let’s chat.” And were seeing someone who initially seemed like such good news, and when we got them in smaller roles (MP for flydale north! Occasional episodes!) they were so good! And then we handed them the boat and…don’t they look tired?
so like on one hand I really hate playing “am I nauseous or has it just been too long since I ate so my stomach is pitching a fit and bringing me full cycle”
but on the other hand I can’t actually think of any time it’s turned out eating was not the answer
My financial aid has been on hold for about two months while they yell at me about giving them my IRS Tax Transcript
The IRS is unfortunately reluctant to provide me with this
because I did not file taxes in 2012