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The Diary of River Song - Series 1
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Reviewed By: mansfield88dReview Date: 9/10/18 11:43 am
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Wow!
Alex Kingston and Samuel West are absolutely brilliant in this two-hander, bringing to life their characters with aplomb. The way he plays it, you'd almost think West WAS the Doctor, although he does get to bring his character's other facets to the fore as well. Signs is without a doubt the best story in this boxset, and worth the price of admission alone!
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Reviewed By: PolarityReversalReview Date: 1/16/16 1:06 am
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By the third installment, this series has really started picking up steam. The plot is MUCH better and really keeps you guessing.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/9/16 4:02 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A great two hander featuring River Song and Mr. Song played by Samuel West. The two are hunting down a world-destroying spore ship before River succumbs to a disease that's killing her.

This story is head and shoulders above the first two installments. It has a great soundscape that makes you forget at times that there are only two actors performing in this story. Alex Kingston is at her best as the tortured and confused River Song. Samuel West is every bit her equal and would make a perfectly believable Doctor. The two have great chemistry and this makes for a surprisingly great episode that sets up the finale.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/1/16 6:48 pm
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The third installment takes us into a completely different element of the story arc with River. We start the episode with River dying of an overdose from radiation from trying to defuse a bomb, she is aboard the Doctors ship the Sarah Jayne, the TARDIS doesn't exist anymore they don't talk about the TARDIS. Why, well that is something that is best left for later on in the episode. River is in pursuit of spore ships, why and how do they target the planets that they destroy, where do they come from. We are taken through investigation after investigation, peppered with dream like episodes of River running around the Sarah Jane ship in a dream scape that invades her conscious periods with her spending time with her husband the Doctor. I could review this episode and reveal the unwinding of the whole episode but I won't. this episode is brilliant in it's execution, as you don't see what is happening until the very end, with the little twist in the tail. If you are careful there are some little tells about what is really going on before you reach the end of the episode. The whole thing is starting to become a lot bigger than it was ever perceived before. The Diary of River Song is quite a momentous offering from the people of Big Finish.