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Doom Coalition - 1.2 - The Red Lady

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 10/7/16 10:10 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Amazing. Reminiscent of the Weeping Angels, the writing is perfect, as is every single performance. The sound design is likewise superb. Between this story and The Eleven, I'd say it's worth the price of the box set entirely.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/17/15 10:13 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Doctor and Liv arrive the British Museum in the 1960s in search of a temporal anomaly caused by the Eleven. There they encounter Helen Sinclair and some artwork featuring a mysterious Lady in Red, a portend that grows more sinister as the story goes on.

This is one of the finest scripts John Dorney has written for Big Finish. There's a very strong horror element in the story that really builds throughout it. It's helped by expert directing by Ken Bentley, and fully engaged performances from Paul McGann and Nicola Walker as the Doctor and Liv, with Hattie Morahan turning in a solid performance as the new companion Helen.

There are also some nice hints about the future of the story and also a nod to the Dark Eyes 4 "A Life in the Day" and the suggestion that those events have had a lasting impact on Liv.

Overall, this is a wonderful story with great actor and a highlight of the box set.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/14/15 9:29 am
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Firstly has this is the second in the release of four all I can comment on this initially is, oh dear, we are steering away from something spectacular to something very samey' as Dark Eyes here. There is a nasty feeling creeping in the longer I listen to this, we have a new character in the shape of "Helen" who to all intense and purposes is Molly. The story set in 1960's London, admits the academia of museum life, with, a certain almost Hammer house of Horror feel throughout the goings on. We have a ancient object, which appears to hold the clue to the Doctor's next step in gaining a lead on the 11. However we are scuppered when it turns out that the there is also a "red lady" a little bit like the Women in Black, but the evil spell can only be wrought to those who can see, so it was helpful that the person whom as bequeathed the said artifacts was blind, alas however his family weren't and so fell foul to the this monstrous creature. The story is reminiscent of a Baker Hinchcliffe episode in my head, sort of a pinch of Talon's and dollop of the Robot, that sort of feel, but with Paul doing the ever present service of the TimeLord. There is a define turning in the wind from this installment. The introduction of the new character as well is interesting giving the Doctor that more robust party of two as companions which is neatly worked into the proceeding. Hattie Morahan who plays the new companion is interesting as a companion goes, although transient time will tell. Liv is excellent however and the acting quality shines through.

This is a definite hope it gets better rather than worse from here on in.