->''Beneath the Opera House he's always there\\
He watches Phantom films down in his lair\\
And though he's too ugly to e'er get laid\\
The Phantom Reviewer will watch each version made''

The Phantom Reviewer is an internet reviewer who specializes in media relating to ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Within the show, the Reviewer's story is that he was born deformed and lived in a cage. The Shah of Persia held him captive and forced him to watch terrible films. After 1001 nights of torture, he finally snapped when he was forced to watch ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. He escaped to Paris, where he lived underneath the Opera House and began to review Phantom films. He often forced his love, Christine (voiced by co-host Biskuits), to watch these films with him.

After two seasons of the show following this formula, the Persian and Raoul went to go rescue Christine. The Reviewer trapped them and forced them to watch Creator/DarioArgento's notoriously loose adaptation of ''Phantom''. The film was so bad that Christine chose to blow up the Opera House rather than watch it again. Everyone but the Persian died as a result.

The Phantom Reviewer's corpse ended up in Germany, where he was revived by Dr. Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}. He ended up living under the Adelphi Theater in London, where Creator/AndrewLloydWebber was putting up a production of ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies''. There he saw Maria Cornetto (also voiced by Biskuits), the reincarnation of his beloved Christine. He at first helped her get the part of Christine before abducting her and forcing her to watch Phantom films with him. The show has followed this format for the last three seasons.

The Reviewer has an extensive collection and knowledge and can really find the great (but mostly the horrible) in all of these adaptations. He allows for an interesting retrospective of the [[AdaptationOverdosed Adaptation Overdose]] that is ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PhantomReviews here]].

!!This Work Provides Examples Of:

* AdaptationOverdosed: [[invoked]] ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', which is why the Reviewer exists.
* AscendedFanboy: Biskuits, who went from fan, to occasionally voicing Christine, to the Reviewer's cohost.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Reviewer prefers this characterization of the Phantom over LighterAndSofter. This is why he prefers [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 Lon Chaney]] and [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 Robert Englund's]] interpretations over [[Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943 Claude Rains]] and Charles Dance's.
* FrickinLaserBeams: The Reviewer kills ''Literature/ThePhantomOfManhattan'' author Creator/FrederickForsyth with a crow with a laser beam on its head.
* GuiltyPleasure: ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' for the Reviewer.
* RunningGag: '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT. THE HELL. WAS THAT?"]]''' following a BigLippedAlligatorMoment or a MindScrew.
** The Creator/DarioArgento review gave life to several gags (including the one mentioned above):
*** '''WIG!'''
*** "[[Creator/DarioArgento DARIO]]! It's [[Creator/AsiaArgento your daughter!]]" and the "Inappropriate Use of Daughter" counter.
*** The "Scenes that make no sense" counter.
*** The "Scenes that rip off ''Film/BatmanReturns''" counter
** "Christine, it's a freaking dog!" in the ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' episode.
** Music/SarahBrightman's acting and crazy eyes.
** "Fireball!"
** The astoundingly bad English subtitles for ''Song at Midnight'', with particular emphasis on "wmake" and "there walksn foxs".
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''WHAT. THE HELL. WAS THAT?'''
* SharedUniverse: Because of the crossover with Elisa Hansen, he is part of the Reviewaverse.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Ramin Karimloo, a frequent Lloyd Webber!Phantom who appeared in the 25th anniversary staging and originated the role in ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'', is this for the Reviewer.
** He also doesn't know what to make of his attraction to the female GenderBender Phantom in the Takarazuka production.
* WholePlotReference: The first two seasons are one for the Creator/LonChaney [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 1925 silent film]]. The last three seasons are one for the 1983 Maximilian Schell version.
* WorldOfWeirdness: The Reviewaverse. And since the Reviewer is basically a real life Phantom of the Opera, this trope definitely applies.