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3.1 - The Lady in the Lake

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The Diary of River Song - Series 3
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/6/18 10:54 pm
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Spot on characterisation of River Song.
Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey story.
Solid references to the TV episodes.
Nice salute to Ingmar Bergman.
Off-beat story concept.
Excellent execution.

Simply put, this is one of those stories that reminds me why I listen to Audio Drama. Nev Fountain is an under utilised resource who has delivered some of my all time favourite stories and is especially skilled at incorporating timey-wimey plot elements.
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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 3/4/18 3:43 pm
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An offbeat but intriguing story which jumps around a lot at first but eventually all the threads come together in a satisfying manner. It's dark and funny and adds to River Song's backstory in interesting ways. Alas, it's a little too condensed to have the emotional impact it's going for but this is still a great drama.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 1/29/18 4:52 pm
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We jump right in on a very interesting premise with River burying someone she loves and at the same time hates with all of her hearts and the introduction of a character named Lake who has direct connections to Demon's Run, The Eleventh Doctor, and "A Good Man Goes To War". For those of you who are River Song fans, you know precisely what that means for the character and it made me really excited to hear where we were going from here with revelations and ties to the past hitting hard and fast. This story introduces us to the cult of The Great Lake whose seven members have similar characteristics to River herself. Needless to say without giving away spoilers, it seems that Kovarian's experiments and work weren't confined to simply one person and some of the effects and things they worship will feel and sound eerily familiar to longtime Whovians. Overall though, 'Lady' proves to be a tale about death and morality which is honestly the perfect situation for River to be thrown into that's so different from what she's used to. The overlying mystery associated with Lake and Terminus Prime is a fascinating one like something out of 'Total Recall' mixed with the 3W Facility from "Dark Water" in Series 8 with an extremely morbid twist . But we also get some funny moments especially with the concept of Death itself (otherwise known as Kevin) and how he interacts with River being one of the oddest comedy interactions I've ever heard in a Big Finish audio as well as some timey-wimey antics with someone whom River knows very well. It's so odd to get such farcical comedic tones out of a story around an institute that essentially gives custom euthanasia and it's something that I adored. The cast is really good with Alex Kingston pulling out all of the stops almost immediately especially given the personal connection that the goings-on end up having to her. Some stronger aspects of her character start to come out that we haven't seen as much before and it finally feels like Kingston has the right dramatic material to work with in her performance. The rest of the side cast is fine if not really worth mentioning by member but some of the characters introduced are already having huge ramifications for River and her story and I frankly loved it. Combine all of this with a great soundscape, some interesting ideas, and an extremely strong climax with a huge question mark on the table leading into story 2 and you have one of the strongest stories this series has ever given which is saying a lot. I went into this series not expecting much from past experience so color me surprised when I say that 'Lady' is not only an amazingly strong start for this set but one that's got me extremely excited for where this volume is going to go. 

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/29/18 5:34 am
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River finds herself on Terminus Prime, a Euthanasia planet, in the wake of the events at Demon's Run as several test subjects escaped. They've come to Terminus Prime to die multiple times as part of a death cult that has recruited them.

This is a twisted tale, with a large dose of black comedy around the Euthanasia center. With this is River's quest to stop being alone after such a long time. Kingston manages to play this to perfection. The ending is surprising and heartbreaking. Overall, a solid if sometimes disturbing tale.

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