excellent moffat is excellent

Frances Barber: [about River and The Doctor] But she really loves him.
Steven Moffat: Oh god, yes. Absolutely ferociously. The fun thing about writing River is that lots of people love The Doctor and you’re sort of used to writing scenes about people loving The Doctor but they don’t love him like a wife does. You know, knowing all his faults, knowing what he’s like, knowing what’s wrong with him but with that sort of ferocious, protectiveness which is kind of… sweet.
—  The Wedding Of River Song Commentary.