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188d. The Curious Incident of the Doctor in the Night-Time

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Reviewed By: The31stWAHReview Date: 4/14/19 5:18 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The final scene with The Doctor is a gem, revealing once again how brilliantly empathetic Colin Bajer's character has become. The rest is merely ok, largely owing to the fact that it's just a Curious Incident homage with killer garden gnomes. The story doesn't quite bridge the gap between silly and heartrending but it's a nice attempt to do something different.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 2/22/19 10:21 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One of Big Finish's anthology releases of, "Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories" is by far one of the best examples of how interesting the format can be. Each piece is very unique with a strong writer behind it all tied together with a main team of the Sixth Doctor and Peri and an overriding theme of seeing things in new ways.

While 'Bubbles' is somewhat predictable science fiction, 'Eye for Murder' is a quietly intense pseudo-historical and "Of Chaos Time The"'s cluster of insanity (while not given as much time to breathe) serves as a fascinating conundrum. But the easy highlight of the anthology is Nev Fountain's 'Curious Incident' story which is as amazing as everyone says it is. Taking direct inspiration from Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", it follows an autistic young man and his thoughts involving his father's mysterious death and some strange talking lawn gnomes. The story and it's tone flicker between hilarious, strange, and yet altogether tragic and Johnny Gibbon's teenage character Michael is written and performed very authentically in a way that's not insulting to his disability. Michael and Colin Baker's Doctor have a weird connection that really works to the story's advantage and you really have to feel for Michael and his mother at what they are put through in the long run.

Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant's rapport is amazing as usual, each story has a fun and innovative edge to it, and the pacing and soundscape with each are mostly good even if they aren't as well defined as they could be. 'Breaking Bubbles' as a release and an anthology set feels like a package of 4 delectable cupcakes; each has its own flavor but in the end, they are all well connected by what they are as a set. This is a fantastic release and some of the Sixth Doctor's best. 

"BREAKING BUBBLES" -- 7 / 10 
"OF CHAOS TIME THE" -- 8 / 10
"AN EYE FOR MURDER" -- 9 / 10 
"THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOCTOR IN THE NIGHT-TIME" -- 10 / 10
OVERALL VERDICT: -- 9 / 10 
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 10/14/18 5:44 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's rare that I see other gushing reviews for a story and think they are not praising it enough. The final part of the Breaking Bubbles anthology takes one of the most ludicrous alien menaces and manages to pack it into a billiant story that is simultaneously heartwarming, funny, and compelling. The story telling is unique and we are given a fantastic view into the mindset of the autistic narrator. Easily the highlight of the set and justifies the purchase.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/10/17 12:13 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A delightful tale told from the perspective of an autistic teenager named Michael (performed brilliantly by Johnny Gibbon) as he tells the story of his investigation into an extra gnome, the death of his father, and a mysterious man in yellow pants (which he never changes) known as the Doctor.

Being written by Nev Fountain, the script is often hilarious, but it never makes fun of the character's disability. The play has a few heartfelt and poignant moments, and there are some great scenes between the Doctor and Michael. Overall, this is one of the best one parters Big Finish has done.