Monday, May 21, 2012

Steven Moffat dismisses "too complicated" writing criticism

In an interview with BAFTA, Doctor Who head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has dismissed criticism from viewers who consider his writing "too complicated".

“There’s been a weird backlash among, I presume, fairly stupid people about the fact the shows are complicated and clever, but they’re both huge international hits,” he says. “We make no apology. Don’t expect to do the ironing; sit down, pay attention and think about it. Audiences like complexity. They follow intricately plotted soap operas all the time. It depresses me when people say, ‘It’s all far too clever.’”

The writer also said that he does not have any current plans to leave Doctor Who or Sherlock.

“The moment it’s time to stop on a show is not an ambiguous feeling – you just suddenly think, ‘I can’t do it anymore; I’ve had enough’,” he says.

Steven Moffat will be presented with the 'Special Award' at this year's BAFTAs which will be broadcast live on Sunday at 8.00pm on BBC One.

Read the full interview on the BAFTA website.


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