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106. The Dark Husband

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Reviewed By: mrsaxonReview Date: 9/24/18 3:40 pm
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This really is as bad as its reputation suggests. It is one of those where, in the first five minutes, optimism remains high and the thought crosses your mind that perhaps this has something which everyone else is missing. The rest of the run time is an exercise in the appreciation that first impressions actually don’t last.

Only to be listened to if you are a completist.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview 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.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 12/19/16 4:32 pm
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So I went into this expecting the very worst due to its reputation only to find out that it wasn't that bad. It wasn't great but it's not as bad as they say. There are actually some funny parts in the script but they are delivered badly and the whole things dissolves into a mess at the end but at least it wasn't dull I suppose.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/2/15 5:09 pm
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Mmmm, I had been pre warned about this release as it being, well crap and that McCoy to quote another Who review site said they could tell within the first 10 minutes whether his performance was going to be good or bad. For that l think this is possibly the truest comment about Sylvester as the Doctor and the release of his output via Big Finish l have read. But it not helped when Quantick who wrote this must have been put forward by his manager as he was short of work. It bears little to no resemblance to the quality output of other BF stuff. It put simply is awful. Don't get me wrong it is not the worst thing l have listened to it is just a poorly acted. Poorly constructed mess, if BF where to think more kindly just offer this free don't charge for it so people could make their own minds up once and for all.
Basically the construct is that the Dr must marry to prevent a war between two separate factions. The test, or trial to find the bride is to see who will save the Doctor from being burned at the stake. Interestingly it turns out to be ACE. What follows can only be described as bad pantomime. My advise in the first days of the new year listen to this to see how bad this really is.