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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 The Phantom of the Opera. 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 Batman & Robin. 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 Dario Argento's notoriously loose adaptation, The Phantom of the Opera (1998). 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. Frankenstein. He ended up living under the Adelphi Theater in London, where Andrew Lloyd Webber was putting up a production of Love Never Dies. 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 Adaptation Overdose that is The Phantom of the Opera. Can be watched here.

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