Doesn't have to be hard sci-fi, and I'm not opposed to it's tone. I get it, it wants to be both dark and silly, and as I said, it strikes a good balance. My problem, which I've stated once, and always end up repeating every time I have this discussion with Whoovian's, is not what it's doing but the extreme it takes it to. The key jingling that is the Doctors performance is just so overdone it's become the whole show. I forgive key jingling in places. It can be useful. But this isn't the occasional slight of hand to help a plot resolution through, this is "Key Jingling: The Series, starring Dr Brilliant and his trusty magic wand"
If they'd have toned it down, I'd honestly have no problem with the show. I've watched up to season 5 of the current stuff and it just get's more and more ridiculous with how much they're trying to sneak past me as they jiggle their 12 kilo bag of keys in my face.