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100b. My Own Private Wolfgang

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/5/18 6:39 am
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The Doctor and Evelyn find themselves at Mozart's 100th birthday party where he tries to kill himself. By Evelyn's time, people are tired of the eternal living but increasingly mediocre artist.

This is a very funny piece with some hilarious twists and an ending that earned a good chuckle. At the same time, it does raise some debatable points about the nature of genius. John Sessions does a great job playing all of the various iterations of Mozart, in a very engaging story.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/23/17 11:09 pm
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Now this is more like it. Funny and clever. I love the idea that, had Mozart lived longer, he would have ended up running out of steam and churning out mediocrity. It's the sort of thing people sometimes say about Jimi Hendrix. And it's an attractive theory. There's certainly no shortage of musicians who were incredibly influential when they were young, only to mellow into blandness in middle age.

This story is a bit convoluted, though. John Sessions is brilliant as every character other than the Doctor and Evelyn. Of course, in a sense, they're all the same character, but in another sense they are not, and Sessions does a great job making them feel and sound quite distinct.

Still, there's something a bit unsatisfying about the story, and not simply the abrupt ending. It works as an entertaining curiosity, but it doesn't have the depth of Shearman's previous stories. I think it's fair to chalk this up to the single episode format. There's just not enough space for Shearman to make his usual pivot from clever gimmick to dramatic substance. Still, whatever the reason, this story is missing that greatness.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/1/15 8:55 am
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It's Faust, more or less. There, I said it. Not all that serious, and not all that funny. Not too bad a story, but I would have liked a more serious tone. There's a rather unusual version of theme music at the beginning, and end and the episode just suddenly st

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 12/24/14 12:04 pm
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This was wonderful, I loved the idea that fans have no limit to there ability to there desires when it comes to the desire to own there hero. Basically the story premises is one of multiple 000's of Wolfang's that have been produced to replicate in every way shape and form the composer for themselves. The problem lies in that most people start to become bored with the android replicated clone of Wolfgang and they basically become nothing more than hired help. A lot end up on the scrap heap. The story is quite sad, and the actors gamble along with I think high camp energy that makes this another 30 minute gem, not to everyone's taste but a good laugh. There are some wonderfully clever one liners as well.