I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: whatever your feelings on Moffat, SherlockDoctor Whoet al, this is still an extremely useful critique breaking down narrative structure, audience expectations, and genre. It’s one of those pull-back-the-curtain, cannot-unsee things in the sense that it doesn’t just apply to the shows it’s directly referencing; it can also be used to explain levels of suckitude in, say, The X-Files and Supernatural, for example.

Which is to say, it’s infuriating and it’ll ruin a whole bunch of media for you… But you should watch it anyway, particularly if you’re the sort of person who’s interested in the mechanics of narrative.