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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/20/19 10:47 pm
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Following on from Better Watch Out, this adds new elements of timey wimey story telling. Bits and Pieces that fall together explaining each other turn it into an elegant mosaic.
Along with this is another framing story, when the first one still hasn't been resolved and some more characters to follow.

The elegance of this does take away from the main characters who were hardly even featured in the first half of this episode.

This is the kind of story where being able to fully pay attention has its rewards.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/11/19 11:10 pm
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This story crosses the line between "story set at Christmas" and an actual Christmas story; but it does it in an odd way, since Liv and Helen are clearly engaged in an adventure set at Christmas, while the doctor is having a Christmas story. Not only does he repeatedly say it is his favourite time of year, but he sets out to teach the Christmas spirit to a landlord that seems to have escaped from a Dickens novel. Are hard working property investors really more evil than daleks?

This honestly could have been half the length, as the very good adventure of Liv and Helen keeps getting broken up with the Doctor's self indulgence and an awkward framing that hovers over the whole piece.

Much like "Master" the Doctor frames the story by trying to teach a lesson to someone. One can only hope that there is a payout for this in the next part.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/23/19 11:13 pm
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When River crossed paths with 8, 7, 6 and 5 the writers made a big effort to keep them apart and for River to keep their future relationship a secret. It was refreshing that we did not get the same story here.

John Dorney has had some fun with the Discordia rewriting time so that now River is married to the Doctor earlier. Its confusing for her and for him, but it allows the characters to work together in a way that other incarnations have not been able to.

It is also a solid adventure and closes the set well.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/22/19 4:52 am
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A lot of fun putting River into her Melody Malone persona and dropping her into a whodunit scenario filled with a caravanserai of detectives. The episode uses many tropes of the whodunit genre and they have a lot of fun with it.

Well written by Matt Fitton.

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