Go take some notes, Moffat.
Just finished Hannibal season 1 for the first time. (Holy crap, I love this show) @Hotmenwithcutedogs and I couldn’t help but compare another of my favorite shows which has not been so wonderful lately. Doctor Who’s writing has been suffering ever since Moffat took the reins. That man could really use some pointers from this show on pacing and how to create a series-long arc that actually is interesting all the way through the season.
He could also learn from this show what “twist ending” actually means and how to accomplish one. (Hint: it’s not a deus ex machina that you parade in front of the viewers and pretend like they’re too dense to figure out how that’s going to be worked into the story later. It’s also not some BS that you pull out of your rear end without any warning.)
OH, and let’s not forget that Hannibal’s finale was done without beating us over the head with the main arc through poorly written conversations along the lines of “I know we’re about to be killed by the monster of the week, Doctor, but how will we deal with the inevitable season finale crisis that’s been foreshadowed since the premier?” Plus we already know these characters and what happens to them in the future, so if the writers can stress me out about what will happen to Will Graham when I KNOW that he turns out ok for Red Dragon, then yeah, take note, second rate show runners.