I know what you are thinking…
What was this guy thinking?
Let me clarify. See, Fifty Shades of Grey the movie came out this Valentines Day. When the book first came out, I heard it was a steller hit. People lined up to get this book, and there was more craze and rave over this than any other book at that time. (Think of Twilight only with alot more…belts.)
But, what interested me about the movie buzz was about how many people were actually getting upset over the movie. What was once a praised book is now becoming a hated film. I check my Facebook page to see it lit up with phrases like “non-consensual sex” and “anti-women” over this movie. It brought me back to the days of “The Passion of the Christ” in which, instead of talking about the movie’s subject matter, people were more outraged over the supposed rumor that the Jews were portrayed as the bad guys.
Now, I’m far from sticking up for Fifty or its message. I’ve neither read the book nor seen the movie. I choose to spend my movie money on better films, and use my library card on better books.
But I think we all need to look at how much more we love drama than we do a little kinky sex on screen, don’t you think?
So, what does a person talk about when he is writing his first blog?
Talk about world affairs?
A new diet program that all the celebrities are using?
How to better the world in every possible way and how to spread that idea to all the millennials of the world?
Nope. I am going to tell my opinion about the updated Doctor Who and its new writers. I feel so important.
The two writers of the show are Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. While it was Russell who actually brought the show back in 2005 after its “retirement” back in the late 80’s, Moffat had taken over the show later on in 2010. Davies decided to leave the show as the show runner at that time. This has torn “Whovians” (fans of the show) as to who had done the better job of running Doctor Who. Both have received mixed reviews, as well as many of the fans being one sided: either siding with Davies or with Moffat.
As a professional Netflix-binge-watcher( please let that be an actual career), I feel that Davies was the one that I have to go with. Simply put, he made the show more “fun” by not being afraid to add a few more aliens or to take us to another world. Moffat is great in creating the “holy wow did you see what he just did” factor, but I feel that that idealism can only get you so far.
You have to step it up Moffat; a show about a time-travelling alien from outer space means that you have permission to take us out into outer space. Just saying.