If people hate DW so much why don't they stop watching it? It's obviously not gonna get better for them, I personally really like what Moffat has been doing with the show.
That’s great for you! Hugely problematic but as long as you’re happy. But it also doesn’t give you the platform to judge who does and doesn’t get to consume media just because some may have criticisms where you don’t.
See, here’s the issue with the “why don’t you stop watching” rhetoric, as it is thrown around a lot, being the easiest defense for something undergoing a lot of criticism:
- People say things like “why don’t you stop watching if you don’t like it” refusing to acknowledge the potentially enormous emotional investment a person might have previously had in a piece of media prior to drastic changes in tone, story and chain of command, leaving them to hang on in the hopes that the thing they once loved and once may have meant the world to them, just might make an appearance once again
- If they got their way and those people DID stop watching, somewhere down the line, those people might be asked about the show, to which they’d say, “oh, I stopped watching it, it got pretty terrible” and NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN the EXACT SAME kind of people say “well how do you know it’s terrible if you’re not watching it?”
It’s a trap that so many people don’t realise they’re setting in order to shield themselves from critical thought and it’s exhausting to hear