Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 4/17/18 5:43 am
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Comedy is hard, particularly in Science Fiction. Stories that get it right (the One Doctor or the Star Trek episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles") tell a story with comedic undertones that has comedy involving the regulars be things that are funny but true to the character. Others disregard the characters and go for laughs anyway they can. Sadly, the Dark Husband goes the latter direction. The story has some funny lines, but far too often, they just aren't true to the characters who are saying them, making them fall flat. Other lines would work fine in a sketch comedy, but really don't seem to fit a long-form science fiction program. In addition, the story makes a tonal shift in the final episode that's really hard to buy into given what came for. It's jarring and doesn't make sense. Overall, one of Big Finish's more feeble comedies.