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Which is your favourite series and why?

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Re: Series 3

Post by AWPfanfromNZ » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:00 am

I know a lot of people have opinions on Series Three and Four but for me, they are my favourites!

Series Three for me was bigger and better! The reunion of these chaps was really great to see and how the friendships they had created between one another still remained intact 15 years later. I felt that Bill Nighy playing the slimeball Jeffery Grainger was superb and suited it down to a T! I also enjoyed Noel Clarke's character Wyman as he filled the gap of Wayne and completed the seventh presence. I have been reading previous posts on forums based on Series Three and some members say that Jimmy Nail had a lot of influence into Series Three because it was he and Franc Roddam that came up with the concept of Series Three and feel that it was all on Jimmy, hence Oz leading the way on the bridge scheme, etc. But I personally feel that it wasn't only Jimmy that had the spotlight, it would also on Timothy Spall. I felt that throughout all six episodes, Tim Spall was very convincing as an actor portraying the troubles that Barry went through with his marriage and how he trouble holding himself together. It showed me that he had come along way from when we saw him playing the young bumble Brummie Barry Taylor and became what I would call an original actor. For me, he shone like how Bill Paterson shone when he played Ally Fraser in Series Two (Tim, if you're reading this or Shane - thank you!)

Series Four for me was still as good, though not as funny as Series Three but still just as brilliant. The spy story involving Neville was brilliant and the love story between Oz and Ofelia was as original as you could get. For me, the moment was when Dennis and Oz had the fallout, which showed that after all these years Oz still needed Dennis as his rock (even though he got Dennis out of the hole he was in) and it was great to see them friends again. A lot of people disliked Series Four but it reminded me of Series Two in a way.

However whatever your views are, at the end of the day we should all be grateful for what they have given us in the revival years. I am glad that they came together all those years later and had the energy to come back as their old characters and give us more memories, laughs and tears. I think we've become a bit ungrateful - we know we change as we get older and the world around us changes but be blessed with what they gave us and enjoy it because to tell you the truth, we will never see the Magnificent Seven together again and it's sad! Embrace Series Three, Four and The Special as much as you can! - or try to at least...


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Re: Series 3

Post by HerrPfister » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:39 am

Tracy wrote:
HerrPfister wrote:
936trt wrote:What would Dagmar be doing?
Married to Ulrich?!? :o
Na man, he's gay ! [ See Fan Fiction ]
What are ya talkin' aboot, man? There's never been any dickie up the chuftah in the Ulrich family; it's always been the tunnel, not the funnel! :?
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Re: Series 3

Post by Shankly » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:01 am

Really enjoyed S3 at the time. Great to see the lads back together. TBH I haven't watched it for a while so need to revisit it. I thought at the time that there weren't enough eps and it did miss Wayne, but it was a lot better than nothing. My main issue was that Oz was too different to how he'd been before, something that was remedied to some extent in S4.
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Re: Series 3

Post by Shankly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:03 pm

Can anyone pinpoint what the difference is between S1 and 2 and the later ones? Just something different that I can't quite describe? Is it more slapstick? Less believable? I remember commenting at the time about how I enjoyed it but something wasn't quite the same.
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Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:23 pm

I always believed the roughness of S1/2 made it amazing TV. The BBC versions were also brilliant, but technologically advanced, smooth and very polished.
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Re: Series 3

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Been thinking about this all day.
Is it that you cannot relate to the BBC series? S1/2 were simple and we could imagine ourselves doing what they did, knew how it felt. With S3 for example, imagining yourself taking a massive bloody bridge down in Middlesbrough and shipping it over to Arizona and erecting it? (No jokes please, I've heard them all.....)
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Re: Series 3

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:48 pm

Into S3 right now in a big way!
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Re: Series 3

Post by FoxyMoxey » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:49 pm

Shankly wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:03 pm
Can anyone pinpoint what the difference is between S1 and 2 and the later ones? Just something different that I can't quite describe? Is it more slapstick? Less believable? I remember commenting at the time about how I enjoyed it but something wasn't quite the same.
As has been said they're more polished and much more plot driven. Really fast paced compared to the 80's ones which is just the way TV has changed. When you watch the 80's ones, you feel like you're just hanging out with the gang. The later ones are always focused on big storylines and most of the dialogue is driving the plots. The acting's still natural, the chemistry's still great, but much of that hilarious insubstantial banter is missing.

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