Why doctor who is ruined for me:
The trivialization of death.
As soon as they started treating death as a plot device where anyone could die and come back to life the show lost all its gravity and relevance. The constant rebirth of the Doctor isn’t escapist or delusional - unlike the current trend if character resurrection. Rather, the doctors rebirth illustrates the pain of an (in human terms) unnaturally long life; it’s lonely and sad when everyone you know and love dies and you don’t.
#it’s like the last day of shore leave #and kirk and spock are just relaxing and all of a sudden kirk is like ”shit! we forgot to get something for the kids!” #and spock is all ”captain you don’t have to get presents for the crew every time - ” #and kirk just interrupts with ”CHEKOV’S FACE.” #and spock considers this and then wordlessly gets up and heads in the direction of the souvenir stand
It’s logic, really.