I think he’s limited and the scripts did not help matters *at all* and increasingly played to his limitations. KGill got so much better over her run, but Matt just stagnated.
kgill really did, i don’t think she’s – i mean, i don’t know, i don’t think she’ll be winning any oscars but i remember her impressing me several times as we got further and further into her run, and if you compare s7 to s5 there’s a big difference
i think with eleven too there was this weird issue of everything kind of amplifying itself. matt smith played the doctor a bit whacky in s5 and then scripts started writing in the whackiness to make it more ‘eleven’ and matt kept playing up the whackiness so they wrote more into it… etc. basically i think eleven got flanderized